How much does a website cost?

The cost of a website for your Columbus business will vary depending on your specific needs

Standard features are included.

A website can be complicated so to simplify things I include many website development features or services that every website should have.

  • Contact Form
  • Blog Page
  • Gallery Page
  • Mobile Friendly Design
  • Content Management System
  • SEO Best Practices
  • Customized Privacy Policy
  • Favicon (address bar thingy)
  • Hosting Server Setup*
  • SSL Setup*
  • Browser Compatibility Testing
  • Image/Photo Optimization
  • PageSpeed Insights Testing
  • Web Content Audit
  • Candid Communication

Transparent Pricing

Although these prices do not necessarily reflect every circumstance, I like to be as transparent as possible.  Pricing may vary depending on your specific needs.  There are special pricing options for nonprofit organizations so if that is you please ask about it when you contact me.

Why is there an Asterisk (*) on items in the list above?

* SSL stands for “Secure Socket Layers”.  This is the technology that keeps your website visitor data encrypted when it is transmitted to your website.  An Always Free SSL certificate is available when you purchase a hosting package from certain providers.  I highly recommend Monster Megs.  They have free SSL service and you get a free domain name. More importantly, they are affordable (about $5 a month) and exceedingly reliable.  These are important traits of a hosting provider for a small businesses.

** Google Maps requires a Google Maps API and billing account.  These will have to be established in your name.  This is easy to setup and I will take you through the process or I can do it on your behalf.

Is web hosting included?

Web hosting is not included.  You are repsonsible for hosting, any costs associated with domain registration and all recurring fees.  You may obtain your own web hosting from a provider of your choice or I will recommend a hosting provider.  The hosting provider I use for this website has been very reliable, very affordable and provides fast delivery of content.

What will you do?

The work that will be completed by me when building your website will be outlined in detail in our written agreement.  That will include the scope of the work to be completed and generally includes setting up and configuring your website server and other techy nerdy stuff.  I will stick to the scope but if ever it needs to be changed it will need to be in writing.  This is important because “scope creep” can stall a project.

What is Scope Creep?

Scope Creep is when little changes sneak into a project scope without any organization.  It can stall a project and as such any changes must be in writing.  Changes in the scope must be agreed upon by both you and me before proceeding and may alter the final cost of the project.

What is your hourly rate?

My hourly rate is $65.  Changes in the scope or side projects will typically be billed at an hourly rate.

Do you do website maintainance?

After your website is build it may require periodic changes and updates.  Maintaining the content on your website is fairly easy.  If you have Word or similar skills you can do it.  However, it may be that you would rather focus on the operations of your business and that is okay.  Website maintenance is billed at my hourly rate with a minimum of one hour.  Because of the minimum it is best that you provide changes and update in batches.  Except in the case of a critical change this is the best method and will save you money.  I may also provide retainer packages.  Those will generally have a lower rate.  If that interests you please bring it up in conversation when we meet.

Why choose me to build your website?

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Experience

Two Decades of Website Design and Development.

SOHO

Home office means no huge overhead costs.

Local

Located in Columbus and always up for coffee.

Imagination

Coming up with intuative ideas is fun and exciting.

Let's get stared!

It's exciting that you are here and I am ready to work with you on your Columbus Business website.
Contact me so we can discuss your web presence goals and strategize how to meet them.