Best Website Design Option Based On Fees
Your budget may restrict the type of web design you choose. The best advice we can give is: Don’t go overboard! Too many business owners see large national or international websites with lots of bells and whistles and think they need that for a successful website. You don’t. For instance, if you’re not going to write articles and post regularly to a blog on your website, then don’t pay a web designer to add a fancy blog. If money is tight, start small and build from there. Here are three options for web design:
A Free Website
If a bare-bones description of your services with contact information and location would suffice, you may be able to create a single web page or a mini-website for free with your Internet Service Provider (Cableone, Cox, Comcast, AOL, etc.). Just purchase a domain name for about $12 a year and forward it to your site and you’re done. Easy peasy.
A Template Website
If you want something more professional but free (with ads) or inexpensive, try a template website. You add your text and photos and launch your site immediately, and it may cost as little as $60 a year. Purchase a domain name (about $12) and you’re all set. To attract customers to your site, you need to learn search engine optimization, search engine marketing and social media marketing. Studying and applying the techniques yourself will take time but can save you money.
A Custom Website
If you prefer to spend your time working on your business not your website, we can manage the entire project for you. Don’t be surprised if we recommend you scale back on your website ideas at first. You can always add to your website later when you see how it works for you and AFTER you get feedback from your customers. If your ego demands you have the flashiest website for your business niche, we’re not your go-to company but can recommend a few who would be happy to deliver all you ask for and charge you accordingly. However, if you’re looking for an effective, professional and affordable website, please contact us to discuss your project, no matter how big or small.