Building your own website can be a daunting task for a small business owner with limited time and resources. You know you need to get an online presence for your business and each day that you spend without a website is one more day that you’re leaving money on the table. There are so many options out there when it comes to website design and management and so much technology that it can get confusing.
With so many choices, what do you do if you have no idea where to start?
You may consider using a cheap website builder like Wix or Vistaprint, but you may have been told that these end up being more expensive in the long run because they own your digital property like your domain name and content, and they are not able to be configured to bring in the best results. Plus hosting and performance can be slow as a snail, and support can be nonexistent.
You may consider calling up your nephew or your kid’s friend who is “really good with tech stuff” to make you something for free. No offense to them, but are you sure they are up to the task of providing your business with a robust, scalable product? And will they be willing to stick around for the next 5 to 10 years to support your website and provide you updates on a whim?
How about hiring an experienced local web developer?
That’s where we come in. Our partner company TyDevStudios is managed by yours truly: that’s me Tyler. I am always right here at our Brodheadsville location if you want to drop by to get updates, request revisions, or start a new project. We have been here since 2014, over 8 years, so you know you’ll be able to get a hold of someone when you need it.
We’ll work together on the process of figuring out what is best for your website and your entire online presence, in general, to make sure that we can create something that will actually be useful to you and your business. You would never waste time and money on something you have no use for. On the other hand, you would be silly not to invest a little into something if it could:
- Get more calls
- Get more visits to your location
- Set more appointments
- Show up on Google so people can find you
- Tell people about your business and your story
So what do you have to do to get started?
We want to know what your business is all about, what you hope to accomplish with your website, and who your customers are. To do that we set up a meeting in person at our Brodheadsville location, over the phone, or even a video visit if you can’t make it in. The goal is just to figure out each other’s businesses and how we can work together to get the best results.
Once we do that, your work is pretty much done. You don’t have to lift a finger on designing, developing, deploying, and hosting your website. We take care of all of that for you.
We can design a website that is fast, responsive, mobile-friendly and gets your point across. We can manage your website and provide updates, revisions, and security on an ongoing basis.
All of this sounds expensive… Is it?
That depends on what your idea of expensive is. You get what you pay for absolutely holds true when it comes to web design. Your website is like real estate for your business, but online. You wouldn’t open a store in a bad location and expect to do great would you?
There are many different types of projects and ranges of prices. What goes into a website is development time, hosting, deployment and testing. After that, there are ongoing updates and revisions, managing security and privacy, and making sure your domain names are renewed so you don’t go offline.
To give you a ballpark to satisfy your curiosity we have never done a website for less than $500. We have also never done a website for more than $3,500. Between these two numbers is where most projects will fit. To get a better idea of the price, just call or stop by our location in Brodheadsville. It can’t hurt to ask