(Hopefully, not as long it took to make the above!)
A basic website (the average size of an entry-level, “welcome / who we are / products or services / testimonials / faqs / contact us” website) takes about a week or two to design, and another week or two to program, test, search engine optimize and fill in with your content.
These timeframes assume you have given me everything you want (all the content) for the website and that you answer any questions I pose in a timely manner (no more than one-day turnaround).
The more complex the project, the longer the time to completion. And if you leave me hanging, waiting for content and/or answers to our questions, you only have yourself to blame. (I’ll be at Starbucks, sipping iced venti lattes, waiting for the rest of the content.)
How much effort should I expect to contribute?
It depends on how much information you want to provide on the website, and how easily you can get the information to me.
If you have existing brochures, menus, catalogs and other information available, the process will be very easy. Anything in electronic format (photos, graphics, MS Word documents, spreadsheets, etc.) will be a huge time-saver.
If you are starting from scratch, then you need to set aside time to think about your message. I can help you create that message, but this service is separate from our regular website design fees, and will be billed for separately. I can also help to smooth out the rough edges on content, and make it more key-phrase rich for search engine inclusion.
Once I have the content you want on your website, you’ll need to commit some time to approving the design I develop, answering questions and proof-reading your website for content and functionality. It’s not a huge time commitment, but a necessary one if you want a great website for your business!
How long before your bad website costs you too much?
If you’re not getting the traffic or conversion (new business leads) that you need from your website, then get in touch with me. I’ll review your website for a variety of issues: design, speed, search engine optimization, traffic flow, mobile-readiness, usability and clear call to action. You’ll get the good, the bad and the ugly – it’s only by breaking some eggs can we make a great omelet.
Your bad website may be holding your business hostage – get rescued today!