Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
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As you consider investing in a new website design, we understand you have some hesitations or concerns about starting a new web project.
Like, “How much is this going to cost?”, “How do I pick the right web designer?”, “What is involved in the web design process and can I handle it?” We take a look at your objections one-by-one below, so please check it out and Contact Us if you have any questions that aren’t on this list.
Ultimately, the bigger question you need to ask yourself is: “What happens if you do nothing?” Will you continue to sink in the Local Search Engines and lose business to your competitors? This is a big risk to take, especially in these crazy uncertain times.
Here are some common questions we get asked about designing and maintaining WordPress websites:
How long does a website typically take from start to launch?
- A smaller website can take about two months to launch.
- Larger and complex websites can take between 3-6 months from start to launch, depending on the specifications.
There is a significant amount of work that goes into website planning, organization and project management. We need to manage the content development stage, including gathering and creating content, images, videos, audio, etc. It also takes time to edit and finalize the content. Once we put everything together, there will likely be some more revisions, adjustments and finishing touches. And *POOF* the time goes by in the flash of an eye.
It’s best to be safe and estimate a reasonable launch date, with some buffer time, than choose an impossible delivery date.
Yes. Most web design companies split the estimate into 2 parts, the first for the web design (requiring web designers), and the second for the development, which means building the actual website and making it work (requiring web developers). It’s actually 2 different skillsets, especially when the big web agencies assign graphic designers instead of web designers to come up with the web design concept.
Our lead designer, and owner of Fun4business, was trained as a web designer first, and then acquired graphic design skills along her 20-year design journey. This is a benefit, in our opinion, because you should ALWAYS be keeping in mind BOTH the design and development when starting a web design project.
There are few things you can do to speed up your website launch. Prepare website content in advance and have things ready to go to hand over to the web designer.
- Write and edit your website text content in advance of project start.
- Complete any professional (or amateur) photoshoots in advance of project start.
- If you are including a Blog, have at least 6 blog articles ready to populate your blog to start.
- If you are having a Job Board, create a couple standard job posting templates. Plan to keep them posted on your job board all of the time and add time-sensitive ones as needed.
Writing the content is hands down the biggest web design delay. There’s two camps: 1. The website copywriting (text) drives the design, or 2. The web design drives the copywriting. And it’s a combination and balance of both that will produce a successful website.
Editing the content is the second biggest website launch delay. Editing content back and forth when it’s already in the website can be a huge pain in the butt. It’s important to get as much editing as possible completed BEFORE the content is populated into the website.
Our web designs are custom quoted for each client and project. You can request a quote here.
Website pricing varies greatly among web designers and agencies, as does what is included with your website or within each quote. It’s like trying to compare apples with oranges for every single quote you will receive. Be prepared to read through the quotes and ask questions for clarifications to understand each point.
Additional factors to website quoting is the client’s needs, preferences, priorities, and requirements. Every client has different website standards and expectations.
Yes, there are a few ongoing costs that you need to add into your website budget, including:
- Domain name registration (renewed yearly) at between $20-40 (or more) per year.
- Web hosting (monthly or yearly charges). Budget at least $200/year.
- Premium WordPress plugin costs.
- Ongoing website maintenance costs: Website content additions and updates.
- WordPress backups and updates: Learn more about our WP Updates Service Plans here.
There may be more ongoing costs and disbursements, depending on your particular website setup.
Yes, we have an amazing plan with the highest levels of performance and add-ons for our clients. Inquire within for details about our premium web hosting solution where we take of everything for you and you have full access to the hosting environment.
No. You need to register and manage your own domain names.
You write the draft content. We fix it up, write it for the Web, and make it look amazing on your website.
We offer a comprehensive SEO Foundations Package with all of our website designs. This includes:
- Installation and configuration of the Yoast SEO plugin.
- Custom written metatags for each web page (Title and Description).
- SEO optimized pages and content, including adding your keywords into Headings, Menus, URLs and Text.
- Adding Google Analytics tracking codes to your website, and creating a Google Search Console account for your website.
- Adding correctly sized “feature images” to your key web pages so that the web page preview looks good.
If you are looking for comprehensive and ongoing SEO services, you will need to find an SEO expert or partner to assist you and we can provide access to your website admin area for them.