GET A WEBSITE
Get a bespoke, professionally designed, responsive website to showcase your business or run your online store (e-commerce). All my websites are professionally designed in Photoshop before moving into the development stage. Careful attention is paid to small details and customisation. You will be able to give your input and suggest changes, or request customisation of many of the functions and design features if your website.
Even though most of my websites are built on the WordPress platform, and use themes and templates, I go the extra mile to customise your site beyond just the basic inbuilt design options. This is where my service differs from other run-of-the-mill WordPress web designers. I spend the time to attend to small details and don’t just give you an out of the box theme, with your content plonked in.
I will upload all your content and customise page layouts across your site. I will add plugins and special features that you need to enhance the functionality of your theme. I will make small colour changes, changes in spacing, changes in layout, adjustments to mobile views, etc. I will make sure your site is beautiful, looks professional and speaks proudly of your brand.
Since my websites are (mostly) built on the WordPress platform, you will also be given full admin access to your site once it is complete, which will enable you to easily log in and make changes to your content yourself should you choose to do so.
As of January 2016, my monthly website packages are no longer available (except for clients who are already on a subscription plan). Please contact me to discuss possible payment schedules or retainers if needed.
So how much will your website cost?
Well, that’s a bit like asking how much a car costs….
It really depends on what you are after. Do you want a City Golf or a Ferrari? Who does your brand speak to and what is your budget?
Things that affect pricing are your functional requirements (eg. sign-up forms, a galleries, online shop, event schedules, online workshop portal, etc), your target market, the amount of content/pages required, your design aesthetic (how unique your design will be) etc. Your target market probably matters the most, since if you want to attract high-end customers, you need a high-end design, super-slick functionality and possibly some extra bells and whistles.
Ok, you get that, but really, how much will it cost? More or less?
I invest a lot of time and care into every website I create, putting your specific functional needs and design aesthetic, first and foremost. Your website needs to speak for you when you are not in the room. It needs to sell your service or product. It needs to be user-friendly. Most importantly, it needs to tell the story that your business is successful and trustworthy. A well put-together and carefully crafted website will do that for you. A quick a dirty website, will not. I do not build quick and dirty websites. If that is what you are after, you have come to the wrong place.
As a ballpark figure, my websites start at around R15 000 (about $1100 USD). For e-commerce, you would be looking at quite a lot more than that. As every client and business is unique and has unique requirements, target markets, and brand style; your website will have a unique price point based on your particular needs.
In order to get an accurate quote for your website, please contact me so that we can discuss your requirements, your goals, and some ideas for showcasing your brand and boosting your business in the best possible way. I will then put together a proposal based on our discussion, which will include my estimate.
A 50% deposit is usually required in order to schedule your project.
For e-commerce sites, I favour using WooCommerce (which integrates well with WordPress) and in some cases have used Prestashop which is a dedicated online shopping platform. WooCommerce is my first choice as it is easy to integrate into any WordPress website which makes your site easily extendable as a whole, is highly customisable and reliable.
I will consider other e-commerce platforms/frameworks if the need arises, on a case-by-case basis.
Example of website features that can be included:
- Image sliders
- Image galleries / portfolio website
- Contact forms
- Customised website forms
- Embedded Google maps
- Social media links and/widgets
- Mailing list integration
- Website subscriptions
- E-commerce website (online shop)
- Events scheduling and guest sign up
- Mobile Responsiveness
- Search engine optimisation (SEO)
- Google Analytics integration
Additional related items and services provided:
- Domain registration and annual renewal
- Monthly website hosting
- Activation of email accounts on your domain
- Website maintenance and updates
- Website make-overs or redesign of existing sites
- Logo design / branding
- Cusomt illustration
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