Questions Asked frequentlyHere are some answers to the most common questions we get.
What all do you do?
Do you have an hourly rate?
Once our website designs are completed and live, we offer to handle content changes, edits and graphic work done at our $75/hr rate.
How much is a website?
This is often the first question I get when asked about websites, but there are many things to discuss before talking cost. Here are some of the questions I address before developing a proposal:
- What is the goal of your website?
- Who is your target audience?
- What functionalities would you like your site to have?
- Do you need custom graphics and pictures designed?
The question “How much is a website?” is answered once the details are in place and after I’ve created a detailed scope of the project. The big thing to remember here is that a professionally designed website is an investment, not a cost. Sounds like a cheesy tagline I know, but many of my clients’ websites are the life blood to their business and have come back to me after originally deciding to go a “cheaper” route.
In general, our projects will land anywhere between $1,500 – $5,000+ depending on the scope of the project, funcitonality, site size, etc. We generally estimate projects into 4 ranges:
1) Small Site = $1,500+
This may constitute a landing page style site (one page with multiple sections) or a small 3-5 page site that has basic functionality. This is our starting point however becuase even a seemingly “simple site” isn’t that simple. We’re in the business of helping our clients grow their business via their web presence so even a one page/landing page site must be carefully crafted and ready for future growth.
2) Medium Site = $2,500+
This range would be a site that’s perhaps 5-10 pages with some basic functionality like galleries, advanced contact forms, calendar, etc. In this range, we can set you up with basic blog and page editing ability.
3) Large Site = $3,500+
This range would include sites that are getting past the 15-20 initial page design and may have more advanced functionality and integrations like sign ups, 3rd party software, advanced template creation and training for blogging or staff to take control of a website. We can also get into some e-commerce in this range with a very simple set up.
4) Extra Large Site = $4,500+
This range includes e-commerce with a more advanced set up and generally includes sites that are larger in page number and have advanced functionality, training, etc.
In short, ALL of our sites are built for scale, growth and easily editability and updating capacity moving forward. Our goal is to create a site where we don’t have to re-invent the wheel when we want to add new plugins, tools or functionality. Our sites also last for years. Seriously, we still have sites out there that were built several years ago still kicking butt online.
We also provide ALL of our clients with resources, training and custom consulting to make sure they know how to utilize their site and are getting their best return on investment.
If you’re still just in the market for a “cheap” site, I recommend using a site like www.fiverr.com or looking a do-it-yourself builder like Wix or SquareSpace and seeing how that goes 😉
How does the design process work?
The logo design process starts with research. I find out about your business, your goals, your vision and then I look at your competition. Once I find the elements that will set you apart, then I hit the drawing board. Most items are sketched out to find the right design elements and shape arrangement, then the top designs are taken to digital format where they really come to life. You’ll receive jpegs of the first mock ups via email. Once the design is approved, you’ll receive a full logo package with different file formats for web and print.
The print design process is similar to that of the logo design process. I look at your needs and work toward designing creative materials that represent you well. Initial designs are sent via email for edits and approval. The editing process continues until the product design is completed to satisfaction. All files are then finalized, formatted and ready to be sent to print.
Do you travel for meetings?
Do you do the printing?
What's your design time turn around?
For print design, I let you know when I plan to jump on the project then the initial design mock ups are sent within 72 hours unless stated otherwise. You’ll receive jpeg images via email to view for any input, adjustments or corrections you may have. That process continues until the design is completed and ready for print.