Our Business Model
You can’t look at very many small business websites before stumbling on one that is poorly maintained and no longer functioning correctly. That’s usually because these businesses paid a premium price for the initial development and then had to scrimp on the critical maintenance and update that inevitably follows. To this end, we:
- Do not charge large up-front fees.
- Charge fees that are very affordable for very small businesses.
- Spread costs over many months.
- Do not expect any payment until you accept the proposal.
- Do not start monthly charges until the website is deployed.
- Set up a 1-year contract to ensure a long-term business relationship.
- Recognize that websites must be actively maintained in order to be reliable, functional, and useful.
What's Included Before We Start
- A no-charge meeting to understand your business, where you need help and overall requirements
- A detailed proposal of services to be rendered
What's Included Before Deployment
- A website implementation that meets your approval
- A domain naming strategy
- An SEO strategy
- Website hosting at no extra cost
What's Included After Deployment
- Monthly review and installation of any needed software security updates
- Monthly installation of all needed security and bug fixes
- Monthly SEO review and optimization
- Daily monitoring for hacker infiltration
- Web traffic reports
- Minute-by-minute monitoring of website downtime and emergency response for websites that go down unexpectedly
"Common" Website Plan
- A 1-year contract that includes development and maintenance.
- $125 up-front fee at contract signing
- $125 per month, starting at website deployment
- More advanced websites (including E-Commerce sites) may cost more – actual cost is tailored to teach client.
Not Included in the Basic Costs
Items not covered in the up-front or monthly fee and will be surcharged include:
- Special plug-in and theme procurement (but the majority of themes and plug-ins needed for a website will not be charged)
- Domain registration fees
- Photography and videography
- Logo design