Frequenty Asked Questions About Website Design Services

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How much does a website cost?

Every project is different.  Websites are a representation of your business.  Each business varies in their individual needs.  The goal of your website is to present the absolute best case to your website visitors for doing business with you.

Some businesses are quite broad in the products and services they provide, others are compact.  There are many things can determine your overall costs.

We will ask a lot of questions, assess your goals & objectives, and provide you with a proposed scope of work and a quotation.

How long will it take to complete my website?

As mentioned, every project is different.  Our average timeline is about 4-6 weeks.  Upfront planning & preparedness makes a difference.

This includes having content available during the initial stages tend to speed up the process, often the needed content has to be created.

Active participation in the feedback loop also streamlines the delivery quite a bite

This website mentions Michigan, do I need to be in Michigan to work with you?

Not at all. In fact, we have clients in states located near and far and overseas. We will adjust our schedules to meet your time zone. We are sure small business owners have typed in “website design companies near me”, or “small business website designer near me” when you started your search!

Whether you are a company operating in a small geographical area, state-wide, nationally or globally – we are not limited to where we work with clients.

If practical, we might physically meet face-to-face; however, it is not necessary. Regardless of where you are located, we use various platforms such as Google Meet, Zoom and MS Teams to screenshare and collaborate with our clients, even when they are reasonably close by – it is just a practical use of time and reduces expense.

After the website is finished, will I be able to update it myself?

Absolutely.  Once we have migrated your finished site, it is 100% under your control.  Depending on the type of website that has been created, you might be regularly contributing to posting new and updating existing website content.  We offer training for this if applicable.

Most of the businesses we work with simply don’t have the time and/or in-house resources and choose one of our website maintenance package for system updates such as plugin updates, structural changes, website security, speed & performance updates.

We offer several website maintenance plans options.

Is there an extra cost for a mobile website?

No!  All of our websites are mobile responsive.  That means that your website will look & function just as beautifully on desktop monitors, laptop screens, tablets and mobile devices.

Does a website require maintenance after it has been built, and will you maintain our website for us?

Though it can seem a daunting experience to manage and maintain, there is help available!  Your website is a bit like a vehicle – there is regular required and recommended.  

There are things you can do, could learn to do, and other areas that you don’t want to be because you could really make a mess of things and negatively impact your website ranking. 

Do you have time to learn and keep up with this, or is your time better spent operating your business?  We have a couple of different website maintenance options to meet your needs.  Give us a call if you have more questions.

Do you provide website hosting?

Yes.  Our hosting service is exceptionally reliable and an exceptionally good value.  Our platform includes “website staging (where significant changes can be operationally tested without risk to you “live” and public accessible website).  Daily back-ups of your entire website are provided; Website security tools and website monitoring are also included.

How involved will I be in the website design process?

Very involved.  Your input is critical to the website development. We’ll start by going over your questions, goals, objectives, and examples of sites you like. 

We will review what written content you have available or need to have created; what images you have available and those that need to be acquired for your site to be visually pleasing and to communicate your message.

Along the way your feedback loop is critical to our working together in developing your website.  At the end of the day, it is your website.

Am I responsible to provide all of the content for the website?

You are responsible for providing all of the text, images you want used, logos, and any other collateral you want included on your website.

If content needs to be developed, we can help you with that.   You have the information — provide it to us and we will create quality written SEO content.

We have graphic design resources available from trusted partners if you do not have such a relationship in place or need to make a change.

Is WordPress my only choice?

Is WordPress my only choice?

We have chosen to focus only on the WordPress “platform”.  WordPress is widely popular with a wide and highly active development community.

WordPress is also the world’s largest used website platform.  By focusing our energy on carefully researching and testing different plugins, we’ve found that that WordPress is a more than suitable platform for just about anything you may want.

Will my new website need SEO?

We certainly recommend that you have a search engine optimization strategy to become and remain relevant. All items including text, images & video will be visible by the search engines, and essential steps will be taken for search relevancy, but it does not mean you will initially/automatically rank.  SEO is not a one-time activity.  Your website does not include any monthly SEO services.

If you are interested in maintaining and improving your ranking & marketing position we do offer several levels of continuing SEO services.

What does “royalty free stock images” mean?

Royalty free stock images to enhance the overall look of the site are recommended.  These types of images are in a specific category that does not require that the individual or business to pay a royalty or have to perpetually renew a license for self-publishing.

  Some Royalty Free Images do have minimal costs and we can set a budget for this as part of your quotation.

Premium royalty free stock images are images that can be purchased and be used in your design project.  Sometime these images become “must have” because they are so appealing and fit the website project extremely well.

Your assistance with these selections are critical to the cohesiveness of your website and your brand.

What forms of payment do you accept?

For projects, we want to reduce our costs to you.  Payment of the initial down payment for a project, work in progress payments, and final project balance, payment by check is preferred. 

Payments for recurring services are required in advance and setup for electronic payment.

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Contact us to schedule a quick consult with your website requirements, sites that you favor, and your questions!  You can use this form to schedule and communicate information to us before your initial consultation.  Let’s talk through what you hope to achieve and together we’ll determine the best course of action.