Small Business Website Design, northern beaches, sydney

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 & startup 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 website that you can edit yourself. Available on the Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Small Business Website Design, northern beaches, sydney

WordPress Web Design Packages 2023

These prices are for custom built websites in WordPress. 
If your website is outside the below packages, contact us below for a quote for your small business or startup. 

WordPress Startup

3 PAGES
$ 999
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Unlimited Images
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Incl. 1 Year Free Hosting
  • Client can edit if required

Wordpress Small business

5+ PAGES
$ 1599
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Unlimited Images
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Incl. 1 Year Free Hosting
  • Client can edit if required
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Medium WordPress site

10 PAGES
$ 2999
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Unlimited Images
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Incl. 1 Year Free Hosting
  • Client can edit if required
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WordPress or Wix?

We are experts when it comes to building websites with WordPress for small businesses and startups. Usually, WordPress is our software of choice but we also build websites using Wix.

This really depends on the client. Some clients prefer Wix as it is easy to use than WordPress. But if you want a website to grow with your business then WordPress is definitely our recommendation. We are happy to discuss both options with you.

Wix Web Design Packages 2023

These prices are for custom built websites in Wix.
If your website is outside the below packages, contact us below for a quote for your small business or startup. 

Wix Startup

3 PAGES
$ 899
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Client can edit if required

Wix Small business

5 PAGES
$ 1499
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Client can edit if required

Wix medium site

10 PAGES
$ 2899
  • Social Media
  • Contact Form
  • 14 Days Delivery
  • Google/SEO Ready
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Client can edit if required

Our Small Business Web Design Services Include;

Everything You Need for a Professional Website!

WordPress Website

If you want a powerful website then WordPress would be a software of choice. WordPress allows you to edit & manage your website.

Wix

If you prefer a very simple interface to edit your own site. We build Wix sites too.

Emails

We can set up custom emails for your business. Using Google to do this with your domain name like; info@yourwebsite.com.au

Blog

A blog is great to help get visitors to your site. Adding fresh content on a regular basis helps Google rank your site.

Responsive Fast Websites

We design our websites to look good on all mobile devices. The speed of a website is crucial for your rankings.

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 is included for your home page only. We can even teach you how to add SEO to your site.

Security/Spam Control

Website security & anti-spam will be added to your website to keep your site safe.

14 Days Turnaround

If we have all the content we need from you, we can build your site in 14 days.

Website Training

We offer WordPress and Wix training to help you edit your new website.

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Website Training

We are experts in training our clients in WordPress and Wix. So if you need some training on how to use your freshly built small business website we can help. Some clients just want to know how to do simple edits to save money ongoing. For example; to add or update text and images. Our rates for training are $150 for one hour for current clients. 

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FAQS

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 [2023]

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. Startup website from $999 

  • 3 pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting 
  • Social media
  • Anti-spam & security
  • Contact form
  • Mobile responsive
  • We build our sites so the client can edit it, no problem.

2. Small business website from $1599

  • 5+ pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting 
  • Social media
  • Anti-spam & security
  • Contact form
  • Mobile responsive
  • We build our sites so the client can edit it, no problem.

3. Medium website from $2999

  • 10 + pages – unlimited available
  • 1-year hosting 
  • Social media
  • Anti-spam & security
  • Contact form
  • Mobile responsive
  • We build our sites so the client can edit it, no problem.

We include hosting for free for the first year in all our small business website design packages. But if you already have hosting, 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 use Siteground for our hosting.

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 $250 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.

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.

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.

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 fee. 

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.

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 use Wix for clients who are not very technical and get overwhelmed easily. Wix is amazing software too. The interface is a lot more simpler and easier to navigate around than WordPress. So if you’re a client they just want something really simple to use Wix would be our preference for you.

However, if you want to website that is more complex then, definitely we would recommend WordPress.

  • Yes, we 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.

We include free and premium images from canva.com in all our packages. Usually this includes 3-5 images per page. If you require more than that, then this will be an additional cost.

However you can supply your own images as long as they are high resolution and professionally taken. This is to ensure that your website looks professional and not home-made.

Images will be discussed at the start of the project.

If you require a logo we have a local 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.

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.

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.

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

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

For e.g. info@yourwebsitename.com.au

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

We prefer to setup your business emails with Google.  You will have to pay Google directly for this. This methods ensures your  emails will never need to be moved if you ever decide to move hosts. So your emails will keep working no matter what.

Yes, we can add this for an additional fee.

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.

Yes, all our website design packages have the ability for unlimited pages. This would be an additional fee.

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 info@letsbuildawebsite.com.au

A contact form

We can add a simple contact form for you to capture your visitors 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 small business website packages. This will prevent bad comments from coming into your WordPress site.

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.

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.

For all our web design packages, we offer training at an additional cost of $150 for one hour. One hour is all you should need to learn how to do basic things like edit a page, add a post and add an image.

If you want more intense training. See our WordPress training 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 + GST.

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.

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 20 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!

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