How to Create a Website
A killer website can be a great reflection of who you are as a business. Before entering the intimidating world of the web, we’ve collected a rundown of what to expect.
Here’s a breakdown of basic pricing:
Know What You Are Paying For
This estimate includes the basics, but just like anything else, a website can go beyond the nuts and bolts. Features such as social media channels, optimized SEO, and e-commerce can be added to create a site with all the bells and whistles. Be aware that these features are usually not factored into a basic price. Discuss with your designer about the features you want before you get an estimate calculated.
In the business world, time is money. Much like cost, variable factors can play a role in how many hours it will take to create your ideal website. Plan to set a time frame with your designer before they start working to make sure expectations are clear. A basic informational site may take any where from 4-6 weeks from design to completion. A more advanced site can take around 3-6 months.
When it comes to design, there are many different routes you can take. If you’re uncomfortable with HTML, hiring a designer may be your best bet. They will take care of all the tricky work for you and give you a design you can be proud of. Consider the needs of your business before deciding which route is best for you.
Design and content go hand in hand when creating a successful website. Take some time to determine the information you want to include in your copy. No one knows your business better than you, so writing the copy yourself may be the ideal option. Clear and concise copy is key. If you’re feeling unsure about how to convey that perfect message, hiring a copywriter is also an option. They will write and edit your copy in a tone that best fits your business.
It’s important to understand all the elements that go into a successful web design. This will ensure that your website promotes your business in the best way possible.
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