OUR WEBSITE & MARKETING PACKAGES
Get a professional custom website that can grow with your business,
Ongoing tech support: updates, maintenance, security, backups, and more,
Plus online marketing package including SEO and social media
FULL FOUNDATION PACKAGE
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- Rock-solid professional-grade website perfect for any small businesses. Includes all the core basics out of the gate. Build on it and expand in the future as you grow.
- A CUSTOM DESIGNED WEBSITE
- Beautiful, professional web design
- Home, About, Products, Projects, News, Contact + 5 more.
- Unlimited text and image edits!
- Mobile-friendly responsive design
- Categorized, filter-able project listings
- Extra option: Ecommerce-ready / online product catalog
- 3hrs custom website work per month
- YOU ALSO GET
- Web hosting
- 15 email addresses set up
- Industry-best security & backup
- Page-caching for quick load speed
- Monthly maintenance package
- AND A MARKETING PACKAGE!
- Basic SEO work on all pages
- 4 social media accounts set up
- 3/wk social media posting
- 1/wk syndicated news story on your blog
- Google Analytics Reports
[Project pricing available. See below.]
- No contract, no committment
- Website, hosting, & maintenance
- Marketing package included
- Best for growing small businesses
- No contract, no committment
- Website, hosting & maintenance
- Marketing package extra
- Best value if no need for marketing
- No contract, no committment
- Website only, Your Hosting
- Marketing and Maintenance extra
- You own and manage your own site
Ah…we hoped you’d ask! Here’s the thing about our websites – and why we call it the “Foundation Site” – it’s the solid platform everything else can be built upon! We have built incredibly complex websites with dozens of unique custom features of all sorts, but they all start with the foundation. That’s the beauty of WordPress and our approach. It’s ground-up. And we have yet to encounter a single feature or option or request we couldn’t accommodate with either a trusted plug-in or some minimal custom coding.
We start with the basics and you’ll keep paying monthly for that. And if you want extra features, we’ll just charge you for the time it takes us to build them.
The real value in a website is the content and branding – the images, text, structure, logo, colors, etc. That’s your IP and you will always own all that no matter what. But do you really need to spend thousands on the technical infrastructure that you barely understand, and that will probably need an upgrade anyway in a couple years? For most small businesses, that can be a big cost. And there’s the price of hosting, maintenance, and ongoing updates. And then there’s the online marketing…etc. Do you hire or train someone in-house to deal with all that – design, content, IT, marketing…that’s a lot of overhead. Or just hand it all over to us for a single monthly cost, since this is what we do best.
You probably lease or make monthly payments on most of your other business assets. Why invest in a depreciating asset, right? Especially when it’s technology that changes so fast. It makes much more sense to invest in the content and marketing and let specialists build and maintain these online marketing systems, so you always have the newest versions, most up-to-date security, regular backups, and someone who can make changes quickly.
No. Really, it doesn’t. We make sure our pricing is set up that you’ll pay about the same over about 3 years. After 3 years, you get a complete overhaul of your site and a comprehensive review of your marketing program. This pricing structure ensures you have low upfront costs and that we have to earn your continued business every month.
We like this model because it helps us build a predictable revenue stream, even though we carry the up-front development costs.
We get that small businesses have small marketing budgets, and this is our way of removing barriers to getting you on-board. We carry the cost up front and once it’s ‘paid off’, then we do a redesign and keep adding value. We take a hit up front by building an high-value website with no down payment in order to gain a long-term client relationship, and the stability of the cash flow lets us run a better company and reinvest in our team and technology to keep offering the highest value of service we can.
Short answer – yes! Long answer – It’s included in the packages, but you buy your site outright, and you can do everything yourself and will ensure it all happens and is monitored regularly, then you can do it yourself. But for the equivalent cost of an hour a month, you’re getting a lot! The maintenance package includes not just critical updates and regular scanning for malware, but also weekly or daily off-server backups, uptime monitoring, google analytics, and regular reports sent to you showing website traffic, update status, and security scan results, among other things. And if something goes wrong, we take care of it at no extra cost. We strongly urge you either have us perform these tasks or else have someone else do it.
Website are built on dynamic technology with a lot of things that change frequently and can break. Like any preventative maintenance, it’s easier and cheaper to keep thing running smoothly than to try to fix an issue after something breaks. Due to the ever-changing nature of the technology and persistence of hacking and malware, we can’t make any guarantees or take responsibility for your website if we’re not maintaining it. That’s why it’s included in all our packages.
Yes, unless you don’t want anyone to find your website. Without it, your site will show up if someone searches for you, and see that you’re registered, active, and have an online presence. But it won’t help you show up in searches for keywords and phrases that match your business, unless you take the steps included in our SEO package.
We start with a technical optimization of the site, and do a keyword analysis, adding meta titles to your pages and keyword optimized content, then create accounts for you on various social media platforms, google business listing, business directories, etc. After that, we move into content-marketing by creating new website posts, social media posts, and other avenues. Even if you don’t think your customers will find you on Twitter, for example, it’s about activity and content that directs back to your site, so that your organic results do better.
If/when you’re ready to really start doing some online marketing and SEO work, we have much more comprehensive packages available, but they’ll all required taking the steps included in the foundation package regardless. Same if you hire another agency…these steps are key early building blocks to building an online presence.
CUSTOM-BUILD PRICING AVAILABLE
Our monthly payment packages really are a great deal – standardized IT, with customized content and service! But if you don’t think this will work for you, we can price and build completely custom websites that involve more one-on-one time and unique features. We’ll sit down, determine your needs, come up with a proposal and a total project price, and you own everything.
The features of the website are the same, and much of the process will be the same. The differences are:
– You pay for the site in full before launch
– Hosting is set up in your name, and you pay for it
– Maintenance is not included (but strongly encouraged as a monthly service)
– Marketing, SEO, social media, etc. is not included (available as a service)
HOW WE BUILD WEBSITES
Just like every good building project, every website should have the same basic building principles and good standards.
So we build every website with those tested and true components and best-practices, including industry-leading systems, solid design principles, excellent security, page load speed, SEO, and much more. From there, we can customize your site further with any number of helpful add-ons features. This means you only pay for what you need.
This practice of standardizing system and customizing the design and content keeps our prices down while ensuring all our sites have the best core features and set-up and are still unique and tailored to your needs. Plus, we can always add and edit content quickly and easily, and at any time we can add on countless features and extra functionality in order to make your site even better, from calendars to Ecommerce.
This website is built with our foundation site and some add-ons. Take a look around this site and check out portfolio to get an idea of some of the options. But don’t let it limit your imagination. The options are endless, and your site will look completely unique!