There are many questions to consider when planning to hire a web developer to create your company’s web site:
Why do I need a web site?
What do I want the web site to do for our company? We have successfully developed wesbites for several local businesses. Recently we launched skinapestcontrol.ca. A site for a pest control company from Toronto. The challenge was to create a website that converts traffic to calls. We went with a simple website design fit for a pest control provider. The pest control service page features a writeup for all their services that include, ants, bed bugs, roaches and more.
So far the client is enjoying higher conversion rates and more business!
How much will the development cost? Are there any re-occurring costs?
What factors should I consider when choosing a company to develop my web site?
What costs are associated with having a web presence?
How will I keep the site’s content current?
What do I need to do keep my site ranking high with search engines?
How do I write content for the web, where do I find images?
What is a domain? What is hosting?
A professional site developer can help you answer all of these questions and more. As well, a professional can advise you on technologies you may not even know exists.
Depending on your requirements, a web site can vary in complexity and size. Some businesses only require a simple 1 to 5 page brochure site, whereas others will need a database driven content management system with e-commerce functionality. A professional site developer can help you create a strategy for the success of your web site, whatever its size.
For over a decade now, I have been helping business owners navigate their way through the process of creating or updating their online web presence. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
Below are some cost projections to help you scope out the general range of site development costs.
1 page wonders: $350 to $500
3 to 5 page static Brochure Sites: $850 to $1250
3 to 5 page dynamic sites with content management functionality: $2500 to $3500
E-Commerce web applications: $3500 to $6000+
Domain names: $10.00 or less per year or free with certain hosting packages
Hosting costs are dependent upon the type of site you require. A simple site can be hosted for about $3.50/month, whereas more complex database driven web applications may require hosting that costs between $25.00 to $35.00 per month.
Below are some ideas to consider for your own web site
Contact and Feedback forms
Mailing Lists for Newsletters
Content Management System
Filtering options to allow user to determine what they want to see
Social media integration (allow your customers to take your site’s content with them and share it their friends)
Real time maps and directions
Comprehensive data collection
Customized email templates
iPhone and Blackberry compatible pages
And much more…
Be sure to visit my Featured Projects page to learn more about my most recent site designs.
Contact me today to learn more. I would be happy to meet you in person to talk about your project.