How much does a web site cost?
Full packages including hosting, design, e-mail, spam filter and visitor tracking start at $1695. All you need to do is supply the words and images. It also helps if you already have a domain name registered. You can do this at cheapdomains.com.au For more details on web design package inclusions, see the www.tcdentalstudio.com.au This is a good example of an inexpensive site that is easy to navigate and makes an excellent use of photographs.
This is a Brisbane wedding celebrant site. It gets the owners a lot of business .
Business to business is another area I do. Have a look at fastofficefurniture.com.au This package included online product catalogue and web hosting. Total cost? Less than $1900. Please call the contact numbers listed for each of these sites for an honest opinion of the value I gave them.
What sort of business do you like working with?
I like working with retailers, dentists, physiotherapists, tradespeople, restaurants, service providers, the sorts of businesses who advertise in the local paper and have certificates of appreciation from local schools and sporting clubs stuck up on their walls.
What sort of businesses do you avoid?
There are a number of businesses I don’t do work for based on hard-learned experience and my own personal prejudices. These include: multi-level marketing representatives, life coaches and internet dreamers who think they can make money out of the Internet quickly and with little work. I’m not a moralist and I am happy to do work for pubs, clubs, tobacconists, adult service providers, debt collectors, jugglers, stand-up comedians, and politicians.
How long does it take to get my web site running?
Depending on my current work-load it usually takes 1-2 weeks from the initial fact-finding interview. If you are organised and know what you want to say, I can usually have your new web site up and running in 3-4 days.
Once my web site is finished, can I update it myself or use someone else?
Yes. The designs I use are very easy to update. I usually use a content management system that makes updating very fast.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a unique identifier for your web site on the Internet. No two domain names can be the same. Well known domain names include yahoo.com , yellowpages.com.au , abc.net.au and ebay.com Internet users type your domain name into their browser software to view your web pages (as you are doing now).
Do I own the design copyright on my web site?
Yes, absolutely. Once it’s complete and paid for it is all yours. You’ll even get a copy of all the pages on CD or floppy disk.
What is web hosting?
A web host is a computer system connected to the Internet from which your web pages are delivered to Internet viewers. If required, I can organise web hosting for you. If you have an e-mail address, you probably already have some web space that you can use.
Are you going to charge me and arm and a leg to make changes later on?
No, I’m not. If you like I can show you how to make your own changes. If that’s isn’t your preference I can make small changes for less than $60 per time. I suggest that you keep track of your changes and then do them in one batch.
What is search engine optimisation?
Search engine optimisation is the process by which web page designers and copy writers structure the layout and content of web pages so that search engines place those pages at the top of search results when certain keywords are entered. This means that more people are likely to click on those links and read those pages.
For example, my web pages have been optimised for the following keyword combination: brisbane web design . If you go to Google and use those key words, you will probably find my web site will appear in the top 10 sites listed. Basic on-site SEO is included in all web design packages.