WEB DESIGN - Keep it simple.
There are four main components to any website:-
Domain Registration - this is the 'Name' of your site - in our companies' website case this is "webuildyoursite.com". This is an annual recurring cost, as international bodies 'issue' these names.
We would suggest we obtain either a '.co.uk' or '.com' domain name for you. This is the 'name' you would use in all your publicity. With this comes your email addresses, such as 'firstname.lastname@example.org', however you can have pretty much whatever you want as your email 'prefix': boss@.... roger@.... sales@...., and you are not limited to just the one 'prefix'.
Hosting - Your website needs to 'live' somewhere on the internet, once again this is a recurring charge, as physical computer systems will need to be maintained (in our case in the States), to 'host' you website
Design - this is the cost associated with the initial set up of the site, and any associated 'add-ons'
Maintenance - Even though hopefully you will be more than happy with your website 'on delivery', periodically you may require changes - 'Special Offers', 'Special Events' etc that you may wish to publicise on your website.
The cost for the Standard Website Package is a one off cost of £220 (covering all initial design, and registration), and a recurring monthly charge of £25 - this covers both hosting and on-going domain registration.
Whilst you can have many 'pages' on your website, we would suggest as a minimum having :-
Home Page - General welcome page, including some photos of your business
Contact Page - Preferably with a google map showing where you are, opening hours, contact details
History - There is often a lot of history behind your business - now is the time to document some of that history
Awards / Accreditations - If you have any awards, here is the place to shout about it!
Other Attractions - if you offer other products/services - tell people!
Special Events - having an Easter Bunny, or Santa round - let folks know!
Products - Tell folks what they can expect to find, or what they can purchase
These are just suggestions, there may be much more you want to include - the choice is yours.
(We could provide you with a website similar in functionality to this website - www.WeBuildYourSite.com, as a 'Standard Package' - needless to say, totally personalised to your company!)
NO CHARGES will be made until you are totally happy with your site, then we will charge the initial set-up fee, and a year 'up-front' monthly charges.
Maintenance will be charged at a nominal fee of £10 per change - irrespective of the size of the change - this is mainly to encourage you to 'group' any changes you required - these charges will be added to you next annual invoice, on the anniversary of your website going live (at the same time as the next years on-going charges are billed)
Search Engine Rankings - The goal of any website is to appear on the 'first page' of any web search engine, and whilst we can help in this (keywords and tags within your website) the best way to improve rankings is by the number of visitor you have to your site, so you should also promote your website - signs, vehicles, adverts etc.
Please note: Usually it takes around 1-3 months to appear in Google search, however there are millions and millions of sites out there, and getting noticed by your target audience can prove tricky.
All of these costs are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.