Frequently Asked Questions by clients of JPByDesign:
How much do you charge?
Because every website has different needs and requirements, I don’t do a fixed price. Most sites cost between $800 and $2,000. Websites that include e-commerce or data centric development will generally cost more. After our initial interview, I will present a quote on what the site will cost and what you can expect.
How can I reduce the cost of a site?
The more you provide upfront, the less work that needs to be accomplished. Thus, the quote should reflect the difference. Items you can provide include – content (information on each page) in a MS word format, photos and graphics to be used (Must be Royalty free or owned by you) , logos (Royalty free), color specifications (preferably rgb color coding), full layouts of each page and/or complete site structure. Any of these items will definitely help streamline the design process and potentially reduce the price.
Caveat – some initial requests may cost significantly more than normal (such as characters dancing across the screen) that offset any reduction you may have.
Do you use a contract?
Yes. I have found that my contract spells out the duties, expectations and requirements for everyone involved. This reduces headaches and fears all-around.
How long will it take to get my website up and running?
I use a 30, 60 or 90 day development cycle depending on the complexity of your site and other development issues. A timeline will be presented to you at our 2nd meeting.
Do you also do SEO?
No, I outsource my Search Engine Optimization. SEO is a full industry all by itself – and is constantly changing. I use professionals that are well versed in the ins-and-outs of SEO. They will give you more “bang for your buck” than I can.
Do you do Hosting?
I let my clients choose their hosting company. Hosting is relatively cheap, but, I have recommendations that I am happy to share…