Frequently Asked Questions
Do you guarantee I will love my new website?
YES! The policies I have in my contract are client satisfaction driven. The major policy that ensures you will be happy with your website is my “Pay on Approval” policy. To get started, I require a deposit (the amount will depend on the total cost of the website). The final balance isn’t due until you approve everything. Throughout the entire project, you’ll be able to see live progress, request revisions, offer suggestions, and discuss any thoughts with me. It is a collaborative work in progress until you are thrilled with the result, and only then is the final balance due.
How do you price your services?
I price my services on a per project basis. As an independent web developer and designer, I don’t have the overhead of large marketing and design firms. This allows my rates to be flexible and extremely competitive. The cost of your website will depend on its scope and required functionality. I try to work with your budget when possible and believe everyone deserves to have a website they love.
How will my site look on mobile devices?
I now design all of my websites to be mobile friendly or responsive, so you will easily be able to browse your website no matter what device you are using.
What can I expect when we work together?
As your exclusive web designer, I will be in regular contact with you during the development of your website. Before beginning any work, we agree on the contract terms. Typically, a 30-50% deposit is required. The site gets created on my server, and I provide a link for you to view live progress. You are able to offer feedback as the site gets created. I welcome your criticism during development to make sure the new website meets your expectations. Once you are completely satisifed with the work I do for you, the final balance is paid, and I install the site on your server. We can always discuss the project by email or over the phone.
For more detailed information on my website development process click here.
What is a Content Management System, and do I get one?
Every website I create includes a Content Management System (CMS) for no additional cost. The CMS I develop for you will allow you to change text and images on every page of your website. The CMS will be created around the functionality and design of your website, allowing you to manage important tools, such as news, site members, image galleries, video, event calenders and more! Your Content Management System’s abilities will depend on the functions of your website and your individual needs.
What about website maintenance?
All websites I create include a custom Content Management System, which allows you and your associates to make certain website changes without my help. Website maintenance that’s not possible through your CMS is determined on a per update basis. I hope to be your “go to guy” for all of your future web design and print media needs.
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What about web hosting and domain registration?
It costs next to nothing to register and host a domain. Hosting starts around $5/month, and registering a domain name costs around $10 per year. As your web designer I can help you choose a domain name and determine the best hosting account.
Who owns the website once it’s live?
You do! You will be purchasing the hosting account, which contains all of your website files. This makes you the owner and puts you in total control of the content of your website.
How quick is your turnaround time for a website?
This depends on the scope of the project. Typical turnaround time for an original website is 30 days. This will also depend on my schedule, your deadline, and how quickly I receive all the content that is to be included on your website.
What areas/states/cities do you serve?
I’ve worked with a large number of clients across the USA. My services are available nationwide to anyone in need of creative and professional marketing services. There are no limitations when working long distance. We are in regular communication by phone and email, and you will be able to view your project as it progresses.