Northern Beaches, Brookvale, Manly, Freshwater.
Are you starting up a business and need a website? We understand how daunting the thought of hiring a web designer or developer to make your website can be, so have created a simple package suitable for a startup website!
Our experience has taught us that most people don’t have have a clue about what’s involved in making a website or where to start the process. Click here to get a brief overview on how to start a website.
This basic package includes all the elements needed to create a professional website.
All the features we feel you need in your website to get it up and running.
Do you have a small budget but you still want a website that looks professional, that displays properly on all mobile devices, has all the mode cons, and the ability to expand as your business does? We can help you get started with our start-up website package.
Our Startup Website includes the following
A Design of your choice
We will provide you with 3 or 4 themes to choose from for the look of your website.
OR you can send us links to websites you like the look of, and we can use these websites as a guide to design your site.
We are definitely open to any design ideas you have.
Content will be added once the design is confirmed.
Home Page Design
We set up your home page design relative to your business goals. All important content will placed strategically to maximise conversion rates. All the important content should be noticeable from the moment the visitor lands on this page. This is very important for users to take the appropriate action.
We have many years experience in Web Design and can advise you on the best possible landing page to convert visitors to customers.
Opt In/Sign Up
Having a way to collect emails from visitors is a great way to build up your database and gives you the opportunity to send out Newsletters with give away’s, promotions, e-books and more.
We will set up this feature up for you, even if you dont have any offers to begin with.
We recommend setting this up with Mailchimp.
We will add all the content for you! You MUST supply us with all your written content in a Word document. All content must be proof read by you (the client) before submitting to us.
We allow several small revisions to text or images in this package, any further revisions will be charged at the hourly rate of $85.
You will be able to do your own revisions yourself once the website is finished.
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, so having a Google map is essential for any website or business with a physical address.
We use WordPress for our software so updating your own website is an option for you.
This allows you to maintain control over what is added to your website and helps save you some money on paying for updates.
If that’s not for you, then we are happy to do all your updates including text and images for $85 per hour or a monthly or quarterly fee.
Google Friendly Home Page
We make sure you home page is Google friendly by adding your core keyword phrase to this page in the places where Google looks for it.
This will ensure you home page gets listed in Google appropriately.
Hosting + Domain
Hosting is paid yearly, we pay the first year, and then after the first year we can renew this for you at $150 per year. This also includes basic maintenance. Example database or email clean out.
We use hosting companies that are local and NOT overseas. This ensures, quick support from an Australian technical support person. This also ensures problems are fixed quickly. This is very important.
Domain name (com.au) will need to renewed every 2 years. We can renew this for you at a rate of $40 for 2 years.
Some clients may have a domain name already. In this case, we do not need to take over control of the domain. The client can continue to pay this account themselves. We will just need the login once the site needs to go live.
We set up 10-15 pages – unlimited pages available.
You may not have enough content to add 10-15 pages to start with; but you should think about writing more content as soon as you can. Adding more pages, is easy as we ill show you how.
Adding more content will help rank your site in Google. The content must be well written content that is relevant to the goods or services you are presenting in your website. It is a good idea to add more pages with more relevant content to gradually build up your website power and help you rank better with the search engines.
We can provide content writers for you if you need assistance in writing content.
Social Media is a huge factor in creating Social awareness on the internet about your business. We set up the Social Media Like icons and Share icons on your website.
Share icons – are required so visitors can share your content. This is a crucial part of social media networking for your website.
Like icons – are required so visitors can like your Social Media profiles, share and like your posts and again help share your content on the web.
Our website startup package includes several FREE stock images for your website. These images will be relevant to the nature of your website.
If your require a logo we have our own 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 designed.
Where to find other images & logos for my website?
You can search for free image in Google. If not there are lots of websites now that supply free images. You will need to create an account with most of the following websites to access the free images.
Security & Spam Control
We want to make sure your website is safe from the beginning from potential hackers, so include website security. We also make sure you don’t get inundated with spam by setting up some spam control in your site.
We build our websites in WordPress which will need to be updated several times a year.
These updates can be completed by the client at their own risk.
We install a security system on your website that will remind you of these updates.
Updates are crucial for the security of your website.
If you would like us to manage the updates for you, we charge $85 per update or a monthly or quaterly fee.
Usually WordPress updates occur 3-4 times per year.
This fee also includes a full backup of your website and database, updating plugins and basic theme updates.
Mobile Responsive Design
We ONLY build websites that look good and perform well on a mobile phone and tablet. Google now ranks Mobile design over Desktop, so this is very important. Your website will be testing on all devices.
Having a Blog is a great way to add content into your site regularly.
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. This can be a great way to attract more visitors to your site.
Set up Email
We can set up 2 custom email address’s with your domain name extension.
For e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
We then provide you with the username, password and mail server and you can then set this up in your preferred email client like Outlook, Mac Mail or Google.
We will add a simple contact form for you to capture your visitors details. A contact form looks professional and can help prevent spam.
We will also add your contact details to the page.
We provide all our website clients with some basic WordPress training face to face or by Skype, so you have the option to do simple updates including:
- How to add a page
- How to add text
- How to update text
- How to insert, update or delete an image
- How to add a post to the blog
- How to add an image to a post
We can offer more WordPress Training depending on what you actually want to update yourself.
We also offer one-on-one WordPress training and Skype training.
With the startup website package, we require a deposit of 30% up front for all clients. We also require progress payments whilst building your website.
If this is a problem for you, we are happy to discuss another payment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Contact Let’s Build a Website further for more information about our startup website package.
Start-up Website Extras
Monthly Maintenance is required to keep your WordPress software up to date, to ensure the website remains functional and to make sure it is safe from hackers.
Sometimes website can break if the software, plugins and theme are not kept up to date with the latest versions.
Maintenance can include, updating the software, keeping backups of the website and database, optimising images for fast loading speed, deleting old content, 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.
What is the process to begin a Start-up Website?
- Let’s chat on the phone, so we can get a clear idea of what you need
- We will ask you some questions and get you to send us a small brief by email of what you require in the website
Some areas you may include in the brief;
- What pages you need for e.g. home, about, contact, services, blog and other pages
- If you need a blog. We would recommend you have one for Google (if relevant)
- Are you adding video
- What would you like the home page layout to look like – e.g. a slider, images, columns, newsletter sign up, social media, recent posts and more.
- You could send us some example website’s that you like the look of
- Colours you prefer
- Font types you prefer (optional)
- If you have a logo or do you need one made up (we can help with this as well)
- Or if you have no idea, we will do our best to interpret the best design for your business needs
What’s the cost for a Start-up Website?
All website are different, our startup website packages starts from $1200.
We are the Start-up Website experts on the Northern Beaches, Brookvale, Manly, Freshwater.