A responsive website that caters for all screen sizes, can be a lot more time consuming than a website that is set to a fixed width.
An alternative option is to have a smaller overview version of your website for mobile users, with the option to continue through to the full website if they wish.
Getting all the content together before your website is designed, will reduce the chance of changes needing to be made to cater for unexpected content.
An clearly marked out electronic copy of the content for your website, will help speed things along considerably, but if needed we can offer help getting the content together for an addition fee.
When writing the content, if you include keywords that you'd expect people to search for when looking for your website, there won't be as much work involved when improving your search results.
A company logo is an important part of your business and not just a small part of your website.
If you don't already have a logo, you'll need one designing and unless you want something that looks like it was thrown together with clip art, you'll need to have a reasonable amount of time spent on it.
The cheapest option would be a pre-designed template, but unless you're fairly flexible with the content to be displayed, you'll loose your savings in customisations.
The cost of a bespoke website will vary depending on the amount of content to be displayed, the complexity of the design and the functionality required.
If you haven't already got images to be used in your website, you'll need to consider the cost of photography or library images.
Video is also an important feature of a website and we can help you with getting video content for your website, but producing your own video would be carried out as a separate job.
The cost of getting your website online, is mainly affected by the following:
If you already have web hosting and want to transfer it to us, there may be a lot of work involved migrating your email accounts.
Business Cards and Flyers have the cost of design and print cost, based on quantity and quality.
Organic SEO and Google AdWord costs depend on the competition in your area and can involve lots of ongoing work. Well written content can sometimes get you the results you require, with minimal input from ourselves or lower Pay Per Click costs.
Social Media is better done by yourself, but you may want guidance or help with branding.
If you obtain backlinks naturally, there shouldn't be any cost, but if you choose to use a backlink service, there will be ongoing costs associated with this.
Google Analytics is free and will allow you to monitor your website visitors.
There is a slight increase in hosting fees with a Content Management System.
A support fee should be in place to allow time for essential security updates, to protect against hackers and ensure your website has the latest functionality.
If add-ons are purchased to provide additional functionality to your website, the licence often only includes one year of updates and support, meaning they will need to be repurchased annually to keep your website up to date and secure.
We find that Wordpress is the most affordable, followed by Joomla close behind and then Magento.
It's likely you'll want to be able to add products yourself, so the number of products being sold shouldn't effect the time to build your website, unless you want us to do this for you.
Depending on the e-commerce system you choose, there will be some shipping methods included. If you need a shipping method tailored to your exact requirements, there may be an add-on that needs to be purchased and our time for installation and configuration needs to be considered.
If you use a payment gateway to handle your payments, which is what we'd advice, you should expect to pay a small amount of commission to the company providing this service.
You've also got the costs associated with a Content Management System to take into account.