CREATE SOMETHING WORTHWHILE
2021 WEBSITE PRICING
For website owners that still have old-style websites
A little over five years ago “mobile-friendly” (also know as responsive or adaptive) websites became the norm. That was when people really began using their smart phones more than they used desktops to search the web. The transition was a game changer.
Old-style web pages do not accommodate for different screen sizes – they simply make the web pages “fit to the size of the device” making the words and photos (of the old website) too small to read and view on smart phone screens. This is inconvenient and annoying for your website visitor. To add insult to injury, the search engines also adjusted to the change in user habits in a different way. Google, Bing and Yahoo now give priority to mobile-friendly websites. The new bottom line is that if you have an old-style website it is time to update. If you are unsure if your website is mobile-friendly, simple enter your website URL on the Google Mobile-Friendly Test page.
a) For existing clients the transition to mobile is relatively easy and cost-effective. If it is a website that I personally built the transition costs are normally around $25-30 per page. If I built your original website and you are interested in updating to mobile-friendly – simply contact me by phone or email. Depending on my schedule, it normally takes a few days to do the work and your old website visitors will be praising you!
b) If you had someone else build your website or you built it yourself, I will need to first review your website to determine if I can make the transition in a cost-effective manner. After a review, I will contact you with an estimate of what it would cost. The process does involve a total rebuild of the website and does not offer CMS options. Use the contact form on this website to inquire. Be sure to include the URL of your existing website and mention “mobile-friendly review” in the message area. I generally transition non-client websites that are under 15-pages in content. I transition simple html websites. If your website includes server-side apps and conditions – my apologies, it is simply out of my comfort zone.
REBUILD & NEW WEBSITES
Starting out or starting again?
I build very simple html websites. The websites I build and maintain tend to do exceptionally well in the search engines and offer above-average results (visitors, conversions, etc.) for website owners because of that simplicity. It is not a bragging point. It is a simple matter of fact. I take pride in how websites work for my clients. But, it is not something that just happens. I often will go “above and beyond” what is expected so that certain results are realized. I want you to do well. I take a particular sense of pride in the websites I build.
The major difference between “starting out” or “starting again” is that bulk of the real work (gathering and organizing your website content) has already been accomplished when it is a rebuild. This can be a time-saver for me. This can be a money-saver for you.
When it comes to “gathering content for a new website” there will probably be things that we “forget to include” or things that don't seem to fit in the way we might envision they should. It happens. Going back to realign things is not a big deal. It is simply part of the process.
✓ BARE BONE WEBSITES
The name pretty much describes what it is. It is down-n-dirty. But, it may also be just what you are looking for. With this kind of website we are simply concerned with getting you on the web. Search engines (SEO) and visitor traffic are not part of the conversation. It is perfect for a business that simply needs a simple web presence with contact info, description of services and/or products, service areas, directions or links to support materials. Bare Bone Websites are usually 4 pages or less and normally cost about ±$35 per page to build.
✓ STARTER WEBSITES
Most website-owners would like to depend on search engine traffic to attract new clients or a larger audience to their business or organization. To successfully accomplish this, it is important to establish some benchmarks. We need to install analytics, develop a basic SEO strategy to your webpages and build on your local search engine business pages. Starter Websites include everything that you will need to get started on the web properly but do not include a long-term commitment for growth or ongoing SEO. The extra cost is in the details. A major factor is preparing the pages for a more proper indexing by the search engines (which is not included with the Bare Bones Option). Starter Websites are usually 4-8 pages and cost about ±$50 per page.*
✓ MANAGED WEBSITES
You are interested in having a successful website, but do not have the time (or expertise) to build or manage it on your own, this is your best optoin. You have some specific long term goals in mind and you are ready to start accomplishing them. Managed Websites include an ongoing Organic SEO, keyword and meta tracking, content-building and analytic reporting. Social media, email marketing and other support activities may be included. You are – essentially – hiring a web designer, web strategist, content writer and marketing consultant at the same time. Managed Websites involve longer-term commitments. These websites are ideal for anyone that needs regular updates or is interested in growing the content of the website on a regular and ongoing basis. Managed Websites require a minimum 4-month commitment at $100-200 per month and can range to $500 per month. Prices vary depending on the complexity of the work involved.
* Because Starter Websites include SEO and a variety of associated activities that need to be monitored, it has become customary for the cost of the build to be made in payments over a particular amount of time – usually 3-4 months.