Process and Investment

Process and Price

How do we design and build websites and how much do they cost?

That is an excellent question. The process is pretty straightforward. Scroll down below to see our approach to website and UX design.

 

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Landing Page - $200 - $500
Many landing pages have a distinct objective to sell a product or service and it may not be connected to your primary website. It is a standalone web page. The main reason for this is to limit the options available to your visitors, helping to guide them toward your intended conversion goal. Single-paged websites are also considered landing pages. If you are a small business and churches do not have much content to share and may not need multiple pages; a one-page website may be all you need.
Basic Website - $500 - $1,500
Basic websites are about 10 to 20 pages and act as an online brochure for companies or individuals. They have added functionality such as calendars, custom forms, sliders, and blogs. Basic websites are excellent for brands and companies showcasing a number of products and services.
Mid-Size Website - $1,500 - $2,000
Mid-size websites are usually more than 20 pages and have many custom functionality not found in the standard WordPress CMS. Many membership and real estate listing sites can be created within this price range depending upon the level of functionality and design.
Advanced $2,000 - $10,000
There are some websites that simply require months of planning, research, consulting, database design and implementation, software development and integration, site quality assurance and testing. An example of this type of website is a Government/Municipal type website or a large University/College type website. Here are a few factors to consider that change the cost of a website:

  • Tighter timelines
  • More meetings
  • More people involved
  • More exacting content specifications
  • More pages of content to port over or account for
  • Additional security concerns
  • Governmental or other requirements/regulations must be adhered to.
Ecommerce - $2,000 - $10,000
Ecommerce sites are basic websites but with a lot of added functionality and third party services such as merchant accounts and SSL Certificates.Prices can vary greatly depending on the number of products, integration with 3rd party services and custom functionality required for the shop. For basic e-commerce websites, our pricing starts at $2,000 and scales up from there. Generally clients with e-commerce needs, also need guidance, education, and set up with the following:

  • SSL selection, purchase
  • Merchant Account Setup
  • Payment Processor Setup
  • Shipping Setup – Including coordination/setup of accounts
  • Transactional Email
Advance Mockups - $300-$850+
If you do not have a design yet, it’s fine. It is better if we work on the design together so we both understand the technical demands of the design you want. We agree on a design direction and we design it along the way based on our initial discussion. If you require a mockup to approve in advance, we charge $350 for a homepage mockup, then, $110 for the first inner page, and $50 per page after that. Each hour of revisions is $60 per hour. We will include these additional charges in the estimate if requested.
Smaller budget? - $175 - $1,599
We know that many non-profits, home-based businesses, and professionals looking to take their personal branding seriously or are selling their service online do not have the budget for a custom web design. So, we have devised our Lean Websites program (also known as Express Websites). Just choose from our pre-designed templates and will do minor revisions to suit your branding, content, and some minor features you wish to include. We give discounts to non-profits, micro-businesses, family, friends, and affiliate companies.

Not all websites are created equal. They vary on the level of design and functionality needed. Thus, the price varies as well.

Our hourly rate is $60. Worry not, we do offer discounts to non-profits, micro-businesses, startups (cause we are a fan of startups), affiliated companies, and special circumstances. Just reach out!

Although the first estimate we will agree upon will seem fixed, we do not offer a fixed-price contract.

We will give you a general estimate based on our initial conversation. Estimates are based on the number of hours that will be spent on the project.

Even if we are already working on your website and then you wish to add more, just notify us and will give you another estimate for the additional hours of labor.

With this setup, your idea is not going to be your last. You can change your mind anytime.

 

The Process

Send us a request.

Fill out the form on the bottom of this page briefly describing what you are looking for.

What if I don't have a design yet?

Don’t worry. Many of our clients prefer we come up with the design. We just need a list of the pages and sub-pages (including the number of products if the website is an ecommerce site), design features, and functions (e.g. custom contact form, eCommerce, blog, etc). Then, inclide 3 of your favorite websites and what design elements you like about them. That is usully enough to help us get started.

Then, let’s talk.

After receiving your request, we will contact you. We may have a brief conversation over the phone, Skype, or email is all. Let’s determine if we’re a good fit for each other. We can also send a project manager to walk you through the entire process and assist you all throughout.

We’ll estimate the cost and send you a quote.

We review your information and get you an estimated number of hours required to complete this project. We will send you the estimate within two business days.

Do you include mock ups or previews for me to review?

Usually we agree on a direction and we design it along the way based on our initial discussion. If you require a mock up to approve in advance, we charge $800 for a homepage mock up, then,  $200 for first inner page, and $50 per page after that. Each hour of revisions is $100 per hour. We will include these additional charges in the estimate if requested.

We’ll plan our timetable and lay every process down.

Once you have approved our estimate, we receive final images, content, and deposit, we create a schedule. Typically, projects start about 5 days later. The default time frame is 4-6 weeks depending on the scope of the work. We will indicate it in the schedule of work.

What if I need the site done sooner?

With an additional fee, we can put a rush on a project but it depends on how soon you need it and how big the project is. Each rush scenario is different so we can discuss this should the need arise.

We’ll send you an invoice for the deposit.

A deposit of 50% of the estimate is required to start the project. Upon completion of the project, you will be invoiced for the remaining unpaid hours. The deposit rate is negotiable, just reach out to us.

Do you offer fixed price contracts?

Typically, no. We know from experience that fixed-priced contracts are rarely beneficial to you, as they often limit you to your earliest ideas. We don’t want to limit your ability to change your mind or add new requests. We will take your scope of work and break down each item each with its own estimate for your approval, if you have a great idea for something new or simply change your mind, no problem. We woll up those requests into another estimate and you can make a business decision about spending money on those items.

Then, we start building your website.

We build your WordPress site on our local development servers. Note that you can still send further requests during this period. Just reach out to us.

We test, test, test, and test everything.

We test our work on current versions of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari), Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Internet Explorer/Edge), and Mozilla Firefox.

We make revisions, improvements, or alterations.

We receive your feedback and make revisions until you are 100% satisfied with our results. Minor revisions are free of charge.

Finally, we launch your new website!

We will invoice you for the balance of unpaid hours on this project and once the payment is received, we will move the website to its final destination (your own server).

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