Cost estimate always scares everyone! It is very difficult to "price" any website service without some basic information. Our estimates are geared toward the small business websites
We prefer to have a good heart to heart discussion with the business owner/manager first. Even if the website already exists. It is important to be sure everyone understands what direction the website needs to take.
Do you foresee selling a product, service, etc "online"? How will you handle those sales? Will you add a Shopping Cart, or already have an existing Shopping Cart System? What do you feel is missing on your current site? What would you like to see? Do you have contests, big ad campaigns, etc.
Can you or your company supply copy for at least 400 words of content? Do we have to write that for you? Do you have pictures for the website or need new ones, etc.
A new website has different challenges! Hopefully, the domain name hasn't already been decided or purchased. Again, this cost estimate will require some very serious "up front" discussions with the owner/manager. We need to understand the business philosophy, direction, what your intentions are with a "website" for both present and future.
The discussions will include many of the existing website questions as above. A new website can be an open slate to build from, Sometimes it is easier that way to formulate a plan of action, determine who is going to do what and then start building the site.
We utilize a very innovative software company - it even includes responsive design for Smartphones, iPads, etc.
The Software Package price is included in the initial setup.
Review of an existing site usually will be in the area of $100 - $300. This would be looking at the basics from a search engine perspective. That would include proper formatting, Keywords, Titles, Descriptions, Links, Content, Ranking, Traffic, etc.
New Website: A new website will be a little different. Domain names have to be researched, keywords, phrases all need to be determined for the best possible search results for your new website. Content has to be written. Can the Business Owner or employee provide that? What other needs must be provided - Reservation System? Shopping Cart? etc.
Basic Cost Estimate Summary:
Review/Evaluation of existing site = $200 Typical Average.
Converting or Creating a New Website = $1,499 Initial Fee for Hosting, Software, Complete Building Tools, Business Mapping (if applicable), Reporting Tools and the initial build out of the typical 15 -20 page minimum Basic Business Website.
An $109.95 Monthly Subscription will start after 90 days from the original website purchase date. Upgrades, maintenance, renewals, hosting, software, updates to pages, updates to associated websites (Business Places, Mapping, etc.) reports, etc. will continue as long as the $109.95 a month are paid in full each month. These fees are for a basic business website.
A Shopping Cart, IDX or similar add-on package will be priced and agreed to separately.
Researching New Website creation only = $300 Initial Fee. If you desire a website be created, the fees would be the same as above - $1,499 flat fee minimum, with a subscription plan after 90 days for $109.95 a month.
Again, for the Search Engines of the Internet to take your website seriously and provide excellent ranking for you - they insist on you being serious about your website.
Necessary Steps and Tools MBL Others
Initial Interview Included $100-200
Design Included $200 ++
Content Creation 15+ pages minimum Included $500 +
Domain Name Included $10/yr
Complete Software Package Included $300++
Web Hosting Included $20/Mo
Search Engine Optimization
Submissions of Pages to Search Engines Included $50/Mo
Re-Directing Broken Links (Web Transfer) Included $50/Mo
Best SEO Practices Utilized Included $200/Mo
Google/Yahoo/Bing WebTools Utilized Included $200/Mo
Submit/Update all Map Locations Included $200
Responsive Design Software (Smartphones, etc.) Included $1,000+
Search Engine Reports
Weekly Stats with Comparisons Included $50/Mo
Monthly Stats with Comparisons Included $20/Mo
Website Trends Included $20/Mo
Full Analytic Report - Yahoo & Google Included $100/Mo
Merchant Bottom Line Complete Package
$1,499 Initial Minimum Setup
After 90 days - A Subscription plan (including SEO)
$109.95 a Month
Please go to our Prices page for specific details and payment options
As you know, many people can find you if they know your exact domain name.
Our job is to help people find your website 24 hours a day without knowing your website name!!
That's what this is all about! By Bernie Martin
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