You know a website for your small business is what you need, but you aren’t sure where to start. Peace of Mind Support will design a website that matches your unique vision.
Website design services include:
- Domain and Hosting set up
- WordPress set up
- Logo integration
- Site navigation
- Contact form
- Social media links
- Security plugin
- Spelling, punctuation, and grammar check
- XML site map
- Responsive design
Listed below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, contact me!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is domain registration and hosting?
If this is your first website, it’s not uncommon to get confused between domain name registration and hosting.
Domain Name Registration
Your domain name is the name of your website or your url (www.mycompany.com) and can be purchased by going to a domain name registrar. Domain names usually cost about $15/year.
I will assist you when registering your domain name if you have never done this before. I will not register it for you because your domain name is a business asset. You should always be in control of your domain name. Never let anyone else register it for you. Unfortunately, too many small businesses don’t understand how important this is. It is a very simple process that I will walk you through at no additional charge.
In order for your website to appear on the Internet, the files need to reside on a server. These are “hosted” at a hosting company. Hosting is usually billed annually at a rate of $10 to $20/month depending on the type of server you need and how much space and bandwidth you are using.
Speed, security and reliability are all important factors that you need to consider when choosing your hosting plan. Evaluating your needs before purchasing your hosting can save you money. I can recommend a hosting plan that fits your needs. This is also a simple process that I will walk you through.
Already have a Domain Name and/or Hosting?
Great! If you already have registered your domain name I will configure it for you.
Already have Hosting? I may be able to build your website with your exisiting plan but it all depends on the plan you have. For example, if your hosting plan does not support WordPress or is a website builder hosting package, you will need to get a different hosting plan. I can walk you through this process.
How much does a website cost?
It depends on the simplicity or complexity of design, whether or not you will provide the content for your website, how much assistance will be required with image searches, image formatting, whether or not special plugins will be installed for appointment scheduling, mailing lists, payment gateways, etc.
One-page websites: A one-page website is great for sites that only need to share a little bit of information on each topic. One-page websites offer an easy and enjoyable experience for users; all they have to do is scroll through a website without clicking around to find the information they need.
The cost of a one-page website is $300.
Multi-page websites: Multi-page websites are great for a lot of content. You can break multiple topics down one-by-one and can create a page that is just about that topic. This makes it easy for visitors to find what they are looking for.
The cost will usually range from $500 for a basic website to $1500 for a more complex website. Go to Plans and Pricing for more information.
How long will it take for my website to be completed?
If you have a deadline in mind, I will make every effort to meet it for you. A lot depends on how fast you are able to provide the written content and images. The most common delay is waiting for the content.
I try to have a new website up and running in two to six weeks after you provide the necessary information.
How should I supply the content for my website?
Please send text and images in electronic form to me through email. Any photographs you would like on your website should be taken with a digital camera.
Not all images are created equally. Some websites allow you to download pictures for private use, but won’t allow images for commercial use. The same rule applies to written content. You cannot use content from another source unless you have permission from the rightful owner.
When submitting your content and images, you must guarantee that all text, images, photos, trademarks or other artwork furnished to me for inclusion in your website are owned by you, or that you have written permission from the rightful owner to use them.
I can provide free resources for royalty free images for your website if you would like. There are also many options for paid images, but I have found that the free resources are of very high quality.
Don’t have the time or experience to write your own content?
I also offer copywriting services or I can recommend someone to you. This is a separate service not included with the website design. We can discuss your options during our initial consultation if this is a service you are interested in.
Can I update my website after it is completed?
Of course! I build all websites on WordPress. WordPress is extremely user friendly. Once your website is created, I’ll walk you through exactly how to manage your website and update the content. I am also available to help you with any future additions and changes you would like. I also offer Website Maintenance plans.