How soon will I be contacted after I submit this request?
You will be contacted as soon as I can. Trust me, your valued business is what I thrive on. It’s usually within a couple of days. And in the chance I’m really busy, I’ll be get back to you within a week – I promise!
I'm finally ready for a website, how do i get started?
So, you’re not sure how to get the ball rolling, so to speak? No worries, I’ll be more than happy to get you on the right track. We will have an initial consultation. I will help you target your goals. I will listen to your needs, your likes and dislikes, and come up with some sort of game plan.
If you really have no ideas, I can throw out some of my favorite ideas and designs, and try to get you thinking and inspired. Remember, I want to guarantee your complete satisfaction.
How long will it take for the website to be built?
This can vary depending on many factors. On average, a small 5 page basic site can take as little as a week or two. On the other hand, a large 10-page site filled with store products could take a month or two.
Some other questions you may want to ask: Does the online store have many products to sell? Are there complicated Flash sequences involved? Are there a lot of pages with heavy content? Is an extensive site map needed to show the overall site layout? All this will be discussed once the project is defined at the beginning.
Payments i accept are through papal or a personal check written out to my business.
How much will a website cost? And what type of payment methods do you provide?
A typical simple website, of maybe 5-10 pages may cost between $900-$2000. All this greatly depend on a content management system, e-commerce, gallery sideshows, database.
How much for design work: banner or a logo?
I usually charge a flat rate. This can run from $100-$500. All this depends on how many art works the client wants, is this for print and or web?
Do you do consulting on branding for a company and can you define it?
Yes i do. I work very closely and do extensive research and provide close communication throughout the process to best help the company reach their goals.
How do I get my own web address (aka URL or domain name)?
Getting your own website address (also known as a URL or domain name) is easy! You could even get one for free. Just contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider). They usually offer one through your service provider and can host your site too.
Also, many email and online companies offer them as well, like Yahoo. But, I don’t recommend this. They tend to give you a long and hard to remember domain name — that doesn’t look professional.
So with this said, I’d fork out the small amount to get your own personalized one. I can help you through this or you can do it on your own. Just contact a company or get a referral. I have a few companies I use, that offer very competitive prices. Just make out a wish list of names you want and run it by them. You can even do a search online to see if one is taken.
What is hosting and how do i get a host for my website?
Your ISP can sometimes setup your hosting. You can also contact companies eg., Godaddy, Bluenote. It’s not too difficult to set-up, but a bit more involved than getting a domain name. If you like, I can help you through this. I have a few companies I use, that offer very competitive prices.
As far as rates, it can be anywhere from $7 to $15 a month. If you need heavy security and firewall, or want your own server, the price can go up from here.
If I want to sell products how is this done on a website, and what do I need?
First, you need to set up a merchant account with a bank. Next is to get an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which secures your site. Finally, you need to decide if you want to use a full e-commerce solution or maybe a simple papal account.
If you want a customizable solution, this can be a bit costly. Through papal, it’s very secure, but only offers buttons.
What is your opinion on having Flash?
Flash is “out the door”! Many devices including the iPhone, do not support it. Plus many effects you can do with programming these days.
Can you provide help with SEO (search engine optimization)?
Yes I definitely do. It’s so important to the business of your website and for people to find you. I code the site to be optimized and help the client with “keywords” for search engines to properly place you.
Once my website is live, do you provide and maintenance?
Great question! First off, for my lucky and loyal client, i provide 30 days of unlimited updates (simple: image and content changes or updates.). Once the time is up, I can provide a payment plan, either an hourly or flat rate. Which ever one the client wants.