A professional website is one of the most valuable assets of any small business, which is why it is important to hire a professional web designer. Don’t rely on staff or family members to learn the ropes of website design – hire a specialist to ensure your business stands out from your competitors and inspires your visitors to take action. Plum Marketing Services offers professionally designed, custom, mobile-friendly websites that are purposed with the specific goal of helping your business grow.
Talk with you about your business website needs, design preferences, functionality needed and competitors’ websites.
Provide quote for website design services and discuss any questions you have. Both parties sign a simple contract.
Provide a draft design in PDF format of homepage and one other page, and make changes at client’s request.
Build your website in WordPress using draft design approved by client. Make final revisions.
Launch website on your domain and ensure everything is working smoothly. Make any edits necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most common questions we get from new clients about website design.
We price websites based on each client’s needs, but generally most small business websites cost between $1,500 and $5,000. Factors that determine the cost of a website include the number of pages, images, and videos; types and complexity of contact or other forms; number of custom designed graphics; logo edits (if needed); if there’s any products that will be sold on the website; if you need our help writing the content and the amount of SEO that is required to make sure your website can be found on the Internet.
To start with, take a look at our portfolio to see some of our previous website designs. After we get started, we ask if you have any other websites you like to get an understanding of your preferred design style and features that are important to you. If needed, we can also recommend a few websites of various styles for you to look at. We will then design your homepage and one other page in our graphic design software so you can review and request changes before it goes up on the Internet. This makes editing quick and easy to get the exact look you desire.
Our preferred timeframe is 2 – 3 weeks from beginning to end. We do our best to work on big projects like this, one at a time so we can dedicate all of our resources and get it done as quickly as possible. However if we have other client projects going on simultaneously, we will let you know upfront so you know what to expect for timing. Other factors that may delay the completion of your website is your timeframe for reviewing our work, if you need to get any professional photography done, or if there are other items you need to provide that will take time.
The cost of your website once it’s completed is minimal but includes the following:
We design our websites using WordPress which is fairly easy to navigate if given proper training. We are happy to provide training to you or one of your employees at our hourly rate. However, it’s important to note that if you or your employee is not using WordPress on a regular basis, it might be difficult to remember everything from the training. So if minor edits are needed on occasion, it’s may be more cost effective for you to hire us at an hourly rate.
You own your copyright once final payment has been made. I’ve had many clients tell me their previous website copyright was owned by their former website designer and they have no rights to content, images, videos, etc. We do not think this is an honest way to do business and believe the copyright should be owned by the business that paid for it. Just as if you paid a contractor to build a fence in your backyard, the fence doesn’t belong to the contractor when he is finished! We have a simple contract that includes information about who owns the copyright so you can rest assured your actually getting what you paid for. We just ask that you allow us to display the final product in our portfolio.
WordPress is trusted by more than 70 million websites today, and is our platform of choice. After finishing your small business website design, we are happy to train you or your employees on how to make minor updates as needed.
Check out some of the websites we have designed.
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