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Small Business Website Design

Are you looking for affordable website design services for your small business?

We can help you, with our small business website design packages, offering mobile-friendly, modern designs that have the ability to grow when your business does. Our web design services include all the elements required to create a professional WordPress website that you can edit yourself.

Web Design Packages & Prices

*Please note  – Additional pages are an extra $120 per page.

Our Small Business Web Design Services Include;

Everything You’ll Need for a Professional Website!

Mobile Designs

A mobile-friendly site that is fast to load and looks good on all devices.

CMS

A user-friendly content management system that you can edit & manage yourself.

Emails

Free custom emails with your own domain name.

Blog

A blog to help get visitors to your site & to add regular content for Google.

Social Media

Social Media to share your content, create brand awareness and bring traffic.

Images

Google friendly images that are web ready, with no copyright issues.

SEO

Basic SEO included for your main pages. We can even teach you how to do it.

Security/Spam Control

Website security & anti-spam to keep your site safe.

WordPress Training

Free training to use your WordPress website.*

Small Business Website Design FAQs

How much does small business website design cost?

Building a website is not as straightforward as you think. The price really depends on the size and scope of your project.

For example;

  • How many pages will you need?
  • What functionality and integrations are involved?
    • That is; do you require a shop, a booking form or a membership site?
  • Do you have a lot of products to add?
  • Do you have a lot of content including copy & images?
  • Do we need to edit your images?
  • Are your page layouts basic or complex?
  • Will there be customised layouts for all your pages or just a few?
  • All these customisations take time.
  • So that’s why every website is priced differently.

Website Design Packages & Prices [2019]

Once we know the scope of your project, we can give you a final price.

These are our small business website packages. Check our pricing table criteria to see if you fit into one of these packages.

1. Small website from $595 – $1645 (+ GST)

  • 3-10 pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting included
  • 1-4 social media added
  • Anti-spam & security
  • We will set up 1-4 custom emails
  • 30 minutes of free website training.

2. Medium website from $1645 – $2395 (+ GST)

  • 10-15 pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting included
  • Up to 5 social media added
  • Anti-spam & security
  • We will set up 1-6 emails for you
  • 30 minutes of free website training.

3. Larger website from  $3,145 (+ GST)

  • 20 + pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting included
  • 5 + social media added
  • Anti-spam & security
  • We will set up 5-10 emails for you
  • 30 minutes of free website training
Do your packages include hosting and domain?
We do include hosting for free in all our small business website design packages. But if you already have hosting that’s fine. We can use yours if you prefer.

Hosting is where the web pages and content are stored. It is very important that your website is hosted on reliable, fast servers. That not only support WordPress but also offer great support and security.

You need to ensure, your hosting makes regular backups. And also offers to restore your site if it gets hacked. Either for free or for a minimal cost.

We can guarantee with Quadra Hosting (the guys we use), will do this for free. quadrahosting.com.au

Digital Pacific will backup your site for free daily, but you have to pay them to restore your site if it gets hacked or destroyed.

digitalpacific.com.au [affiliate link].

We DO NOT use overseas hosting companies.  This guarantees, quick support from an Australian technical support person. And most importantly ensures any problems are fixed quickly.

Hosting Cost

Hosting is paid yearly. The first year with us is free. This is part of our small business package.

Then after the first year, we will invoice you every year for $150 per year [approximately].

This cost includes hosting and management fees. We will monitor your hosting [server] and update PHP when needed.

It will be up to you the client to keep your plugins and theme up to date. If you don’t have time to do basic updates, then we offer maintenance packages.

Basic maintenance package starts from $49 per month and includes;

  • Updating WordPress.
  • Updating the plugins.
  • Making sure plugins are monitored (for safety).
  • And lastly, updating the theme.

You have your own hosting

If you already have web hosting, we will check whether we think it is suitable for your website.

If not, then we would recommend you change to our hosting to ensure you get the best website performance and support.

We do not recommend using crazy domains or net registry.  The reason being is based on our experience with dealing with these companies and nothing else.

Domain Name

The domain name is the name of your website. The name of your website can have a big impact on your business, so we recommend you purchase this yourself.

We do not purchase domains on your behalf.

You need to provide your address, ABN and personal details.  It is better for the client to purchase their own domain for security & privacy reasons.

Once you purchase the domain, you can send us the login details so we can connect it to your new website.

Domain Cost

It usually costs – $30 for 2 years [approximately].

Always buy .com.au if you are an Australian business.

But it would also be wise, to buy up any other versions of the domain to protect your business from someone else copying it.

The domain name (com.au) will need to renewed every 2 years.

Some clients may have a domain name already. We just need the login details to connect your website to the domain.

Are your websites mobile friendly?

Mobile-friendly or responsive means that your website responds well on all mobile devices. In other words, it needs to be user-friendly, simple to navigate and easy for the visitor to find what they are looking.

Google now ranks mobile design over Desktop. And uses this as one of its signals in their algorithm that determines where to rank your site.  Therefore it is super important that all the websites we build are made device responsive. We would never jeopardise a client’s site by handing over a non-responsive site.

Thus we can guarantee that we build all our websites so they look good and perform well on mobile phones and smaller devices.

 

How do I choose a design?

Theme or templates

In web design, we refer to the design of the website as the theme or template. That is the design of the website is controlled by the theme.

In order for us to design your website, we will request from you a few links to websites that you like the design of and your color palette. Then we can use these websites as a guide to creating your site.

If you would like a mock-up design of the website before we build it, it will cost an additional $250.00.

We are definitely open to any design ideas you have.

After you have chosen a design we can start the process of building your website.

Images and fonts

Another important design factor is images and fonts. Images and fonts can make a big difference between having a professional-looking website or not. So we will also ask you to choose 3 fonts you like and provide any professional images you have for your website. 

If you don’t have any images, we can source these for an additional fee.

We do include some free stock images in our packages.

Do some research yourself

If you want to do some of your own research for designs you are more than welcome. You can do this via Google. Just search for similar websites to yours and we can use it as a guide only.  

Otherwise, just leave the design to us. We will base this on the brief and information we receive from you at the beginning of the web design process.

 

Why do you use WordPress?

WordPress is very popular, not only because of the low cost to develop great websites but also for its scalability.

The big advantage of using WordPress is so, you can update your own website (if you want). This, in the long term, will save you money.

It’s easier to manage and update using WordPress’s content management system. As you don’t need to know any code. Allowing you to maintain control over your website and ongoing costs.

The great thing about WordPress is it has 1000’s of apps [plugins] that you can use for free. Again saving money on huge development costs.

WordPress also has 1000’s of themes available too! Making the possibilities endless!

We ONLY build sites that you can edit! 

We DO NOT build custom-coded themes. So you can rest assure that you will always be able to edit and update the site yourself if you want to.

We have seen this happen time and time again, where a developer builds a site that only they can edit. Hence every time you need to update something you must go back to them. And usually, they charge an arm and a leg for a very basic edit. 

We want to work as ethically as possible and avoid making sites like this. To make sure you can do simple edits yourself. 

Will you add all our content?
  • We will add all the content for all our small business website design packages.
  • You MUST supply us with all written content in Word or Google drive.
  • All content must be proofread by you (the client) before submitting to us.
  • We allow some small changes to text or images. But not endless. This will be discussed with you at the start of the project.
  • If you have a shop however with 100s of products, we will discuss your options for this.
Do you source images?

Yes, we can source and supply images. Obviously, this will add to the cost. So again it depends on your budget.

If you have your own images we can use them. 

Images will be discussed at the start of the project.

What if I don't have a logo?

If you require a logo we have an in-house graphic designer who can create you a professional logo for an additional fee.

Otherwise, there are lots of great websites, that we can give you to get a less expensive logo created.

Canva.com

If you are on a tight budget, canva.com is a great way to make your own logo. 

It’s free to get started and has low costs images and icons you can use if you need to.

Canva.com was invented by an Aussie girl, so we are proud to refer this free online tool.

 

Should I have a blog?

What is a blog? 

A blog is a list of articles on your site, that feeds into one page. Similar to how a Facebook feed works. Blog topics should be relevant to your website content and useful to your reader. Having a blog is a great way to add content to your site regularly. 

Blogging helps your website rank better in Google. 

The search engines love fresh content, as long as it’s relevant, unique and useful to the reader. Try to give your customers something for free that is worth value – like some “free tips” or “free advice” in your area of expertise.

Examples of what to blog about can be:

  • Tutorials
  • How-tos
  • Events
  • News & updates
  • Articles 
  • Case studies

Blogging can be a great way to attract more visitors to your site. 

We recommend that every small business website has a blog. 

If you are not sure about what to blog about, we can give you some ideas. Blogging at least once or twice a month is recommended. Depending on your competition, it may be more.

Setting up the blog is included in our small business website design packages. And we can even show you how to use it ongoing in your free training.

Why is Social Media important?

Social Media plays hand in hand with your blog and is crucial for every small business website. Social Media is a huge factor in creating brand awareness and it helps market your business and services. It’s not a Google ranking factor but it is definitely considered as a major influence in how Google sees your site.

In all our small business web design packages, we set up the Social Media Like and Social Share icons on your website. 

Social Share icons  – are used so visitors can share your content. This is a crucial part of social media networking. You can also share your own content from your website with these icons.  Making your job a little easier.

Social Like icons – are used so your visitors can like your Social Media profiles, share and like your posts and again help share your content on the web.

Setting up your Social Media is included in all our packages. You must, however, set up your social media accounts prior to us adding them to your site.

We will only require your logins for these accounts if you want to embed a feed into the site. But not to add the icons.

Do you create customised pages or just use templates?

Yes, we can customise page layouts for your entire site. 

But if you are on a tight budget, we recommend customising your home page only. And then all other pages can have a similar layout only content and images changed.

But in saying that, all our small business website design packages include a custom-designed home page. This means the home page will always look different from all other pages on your website.

The home page should showcase your website. We will set up your home page relevant to your business goals.

Content will be placed strategically to maximise conversion rates. Important content should also be noticeable from the moment the visitor lands on this page. Prompting users to take the appropriate action.

We can use templates if you wish to keep the budget down. And will show you which templates we feel you would like best based on your brief.

We have over 16 years of experience in small business web design. Therefore can advise you on the best landing page to convert visitors to customers.

Do you set up emails?

Yes, we can set up custom email addresses with your domain name extension.

For e.g. [email protected]

Custom emails look more professional than a personal email such as Yahoo or Hotmail.

Once we set this up for you. We will then provide you with the username, password and mail server so you can set this up in your preferred email client. For e.g. in Outlook, Mac Mail or Gmail.

This is included in our small business website design packages.

Do you include opt-ins for newsletter?

Yes, we do.

Why should I have an opt-in or sign up feature?

A signup or opt-in box aims to collect users email addresses. Having a way to collect emails from your visitors is a great way to build up your database. And gives you the opportunity to send out Newsletters with giveaways, promotions, Ebooks and more.

We recommend using Mailchimp. As it’s easy to set up and use for first-timers.

Can I add more pages than what's in my package?

All our website design packages have the ability for unlimited pages.

  • The startup package includes – up to 5 pages.
  • The medium package includes – up to 15 pages.
  • The larger package includes – 15 + pages.

The client will have the ability to add more pages to any of these packages, as the business progresses.

Adding more pages is easy and we can show you how

  • Adding more content will help rank your website better in Google.
  • The content must be well written, unique and relevant to the goods or services on your website.
  • Adding content will gradually build up your website’s authority and help you rank better in all search engines.
  • We do offer copywriter services if required.
  • This would be an additional cost.
  • Just ask about this at [email protected]
What other features are included?

A contact form

We will add a simple contact form for you to capture your visitor’s details.

A contact form looks professional and gives the user another way to contact you. Your contact details, including email and phone number, should also be included on your contact page and footer.

This ensures the user can easily contact you if they want to.

Spam control

We include spam control in all our packages. This will prevent bad comments from coming into your WordPress site.

If you host with us (Quadra) we will also monitor the spam control of your email.

A Google map

Yes, we can set up a Google map usually in the footer on your site and/or on the contact page. This is good for your visitors to see exactly where your business is located.

It also helps the search engines list you locally in Google. Customers will often search for your address on their phone to find you. Users usually scroll to the footer to look for your physical address when they are on the move.

Having a Google map is essential for any website or business with a physical address.

Do you add SEO?

SEO is a huge process and costs a lot more money to set up.

So for our packages, we only set up basic SEO for your home page to help that page rank for your business name.

However, we do offer search engine optimisation or SEO training to help market your site. SEO helps the search engines to rank your site appropriately. We can talk about this once your site is built and online.

 

Do you offer website training?

For all our web design packages, we offer some free training. Just for basic things like how to edit a page, add a post, add an image.

You must come to our office in Pyrmont for this.

If you want more intense training. See our WordPress training packages.

Do you offer maintenance packages?

Yes, we do. We recommend that you start with the basic maintenance package of $49 per month.

WordPress websites require updating each month. Monthly updates are required to keep your WordPress software up to date and to keep the website working properly. And most importantly to keep it safe from hackers.

Sometimes websites can break if the software, plugins and theme are not kept up to date with the latest versions.

Updates are crucial for the security of your website. If you would like us to manage the updates for you, we charge $49 per month.

This fee also includes a full backup of your website and database, updating plugins and the theme.

Our WordPress maintenance packages include, updating the software, keeping backups of the website and database, optimising images for fast loading speed, making sure the speed of your website is optimal, updating plugins (apps), deleting old plugins which can slow down your site, updating themes, monitoring security & restoring your website if ever hacked.

We can decide once your website is built what updates you are confident to do yourself if you have time, and what we can do for you for a small monthly fee to ensure your website is kept at its best. See our WordPress maintenance packages.

Clients can choose to do their own updates. But performed by the client at their own risk.

Why choose us?

We might build affordable websites but we certainly DO NOT create cheap websites!

Our designers strive to deliver a professional website to all our customers. And would be disappointed if you weren’t happy with the result. 

Let’s Build a Website has been designing websites for over 15 years now, so we think we have some pretty good skills and experience to help get your small business website up and running without any hassles!

How do we get started?

Let’s chat on the phone, or come to our office to get get the ball rolling. We will ask you some questions and get you to send us a small brief by email of what you require in your website.

What should I include in my brief?

What pages you need e.g. home, about, contact, services, blog. Any special features you require e.g. newsletter sign up, social media, recent posts. Colours and fonts you prefer (optional). Any designs you like. If you have no idea, we will do our best to design the website to meet business needs.

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I had zero knowledge of how to build a website when I... contacted Jodi. My project involved heavy-content (50,000+ words and close to 150 images) and the task seemed insurmountable.Jodi’s Skype tutorials provided everything I needed. She is a technical WP whizz, a clear communicator and a patient teacher! She also gave me many helpful tips and resolved any problems that popped up along the way. Not only is my website live now, the whole process has been a five-star experience. I honestly don’t believe I could have found anyone better equipped for the task!read more
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22:22 10 Dec 18
Jodi is a fantastic teacher She is very patient and... detailed. I asked her heaps of questions and nothing is too much trouble ! I did the four hour course and found it informative and very practical. Her user manual that she provides with the four hour course is clear and easy to understand I would highly recommend Jodi to anyone wanting to learn word press. She has a way of making things easy to understand What I like about Jodi is she is flexible with the training. She was able to accommodate me based on my work schedule and she offers support after you do the course! thanks againread more
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I really enjoyed the WordPress training and SEO course with... Jodi. It was a lot of information but she explained it very well. She has got a great approach and attitude. I would definitely recommend who is interested in those courses.read more
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04:27 08 Nov 19
Jodi was a fabulous coach! Her instructions were very clear... and she really took the time to explain things to me when it all started to get complicated. She taught the basics such as setting up pages, to SEO & google analytics. She is very understanding of your needs and would definitely recommend her to anyone thinking about building their own website!read more
Anastasia Papapetros
Anastasia Papapetros
21:27 18 Sep 19
Jodi is simply fantastic! A great trainer that will tell... you exactly what you need to make a success of your website. Very clear detailed instructions and all the resources you need are shown. A wealth of information in only a few hours. I would highly recommend to anyone as this is a personalised training session that will give you the missing pieces for your own website successread more
Rob Renton
Rob Renton
09:07 23 Jul 19
Great experience from start to finish. I sent over some... ideas and got a great product in return. I'll be recommending and I'll use letsbuildawebsite again.read more
Rohan Mail
Rohan Mail
04:18 14 Jun 19
Jodi is a superstar ! She patiently assisted my wife and I... (both aged 50+ analogue types) to set up and even enhance simple WordPress websites - a truly wondrous, even amazing achievement ! She continues to assist me on my site/s, checking changes and advising on technicalities, updates and backups. I would highly recommend her services and training to anyone (even those with limited computer skills) wishing to get online.read more
Ally Cronan
Ally Cronan
00:58 20 May 19
The platform our website was built on was about to be... deleted, so we needed a new website fast. Instead of paying someone to build me a new site, I wanted to learn from scratch how to put one together, so I could successfully manage it going forward. I bought a ten hour Word Press training package with Jodi, where she came to my office over three days and we built the new site together - and all the while I was learning the Word Press ropes. The result is a top notch, fresh new website that has received nothing but positive feedback from all stakeholders. I'm so appreciative of Jodi for her professionalism, knowledge, patience and flexibility. I'm now confident I can maintain the site, and know I can call on her for technical input if needs be. Highly recommended.read more
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06:45 02 Apr 19
Let's Build a Website has done an amazing job with our... Website using Wordpress. They also did our SEO giving us rankings we never imagined.read more
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00:27 17 Jan 19
I had zero knowledge of how to build a website when I... contacted Jodi. My project involved heavy-content (50,000+ words and close to 150 images) and the task seemed insurmountable.Jodi’s Skype tutorials provided everything I needed. She is a technical WP whizz, a clear communicator and a patient teacher! She also gave me many helpful tips and resolved any problems that popped up along the way. Not only is my website live now, the whole process has been a five-star experience. I honestly don’t believe I could have found anyone better equipped for the task!read more
Jacquie Tang
Jacquie Tang
22:22 10 Dec 18
Jodi is a fantastic teacher She is very patient and... detailed. I asked her heaps of questions and nothing is too much trouble ! I did the four hour course and found it informative and very practical. Her user manual that she provides with the four hour course is clear and easy to understand I would highly recommend Jodi to anyone wanting to learn word press. She has a way of making things easy to understand What I like about Jodi is she is flexible with the training. She was able to accommodate me based on my work schedule and she offers support after you do the course! thanks againread more
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