Our first meeting with new clients takes approximately 2 hours as we discuss your website goals and get to know your business in great detail. Some questions to prepare for are what will the primary pages be, what parts of the website will need to be continuously updated and what special functionality does the website need to do? Another thought to consider is your overall budget and timeframe for the build. Typically, we spend 45-60 days building your website after the project start date is scheduled.
Site Plan Development
After the free initial consultation, we offer clients the option to purchase a detailed site plan for their future website which is drafted and refined over the course of 1-2 weeks in partnership with the client. The site plan acts as a guide outlining how the website will look and feel, functionality users will experience and the control the client will have after the project launches. Due to the large number of requests and time it takes to prepare these site plans, we charge a small fee for site plan preparation (typically $100-$300, depending upon the scope of the project).
How Much Will Your Website Cost?
How much does a website cost? The cost of a website varies greatly based upon the size and complexity of the website, as well as the programming requirements. We have built really sweet little websites for as little as $3,000 and some incredible large and complex ones for $15,000+, but the average small business website tends to cost between $4,000-$6,000. We want you to be successful and make a wise investment, so we will help stear you towards the website that best meets your needs for the lowest cost. We even work hourly for clients just in need of a homepage only, which ends up costing approximately $500-$1,000. Our goal is to help everyone, no matter how tight the budget is.
Design & Development
This is the fun part! First, we design a beautiful front end for your website on our hidden development server that you can approve as we go. We make sure everything in the site plan is included and that the site performs well on mobile devices. After the front end is approved by the client, the project is sent to programming, where our JCloud Content Management System in installed and programmed to meet the needs of your specific website, so that updating is easy after launch. After all programming is complete, we test the functionality of the entire site (front and back) before transferring all files to our live server.
The website looks great, everything is working and we are ready to make it live! When you give us the go ahead, we log into your domain registrar and point your domain to the new server. We make a giant launch announcement on all our social media accounts, and you become the featured website on our portfolio page. We also present your new website to our business networking groups, colleagues and new clients for added exposure. This is the moment you've been waiting for!
After the launch of a new site, you continue to get the same great service you received during your contract period. We set up a training session so you can learn how to use your JCloud Content Management System. You also choose the hosting plan that works best for you that includes a free update each month. Additional support time is available at anytime.