price

So, how much do we charge?

"How much is this gonna cost?" is naturally a very common question prospective clients ask. 

Most web designers hate this question. It's not that they don't want to tell you. It's just hard to give an answer because it depends on what your requirements actually are, and all the variables that that introduces.  They're not trying to be difficult or hide anything. It's no different to that old "how long's a piece of string" question.

Here's the thing - at the end of the day a website is a custom project for the client. To price it properly a good web designer needs answers to lots of questions about your business and goals. Plus requirement questions like:

  • How many pages are needed?
  • Does the site need to let the client's customers buy products or services from it (i.e. e-commerce)?
  • Will it be a membership site so customers can log in to it?

And that's just a few, but these sorts of things add complexity, time and effort - and so naturally affect the price.

... but we have a different approach.

How are we different?

We totally understand that you want at least some idea.

So to make it easier to see what investment you'll likely need to make we introduced the Essentials package.

This is what everyone starts with, and it's what we believe every quality website requires, at a minimum, to be successful.

This may well be all that you require. However, based on your goals and requirements you may want or need more features on your site. These can be purchased as separate optional add ons.

essentials-package

The Essentials Package

£4,447 (plus VAT)


What the Essentials package gets you...

A Custom Website

A beautiful bespoke website tailored to your needs, designed to scale with your business and attract your ideal customers.

You will get 3 unique page designs. For example, your Home page, About page, and Services page.

SSL Protection

Traditionally (among other things) this is needed for sites that take payments online - ensuring such transactions are encrypted and secure from prying eyes.

However, Google now marks you down if you don't have this - whether you're selling online or not.

So we install the SSL protocol on all our websites by default.

WordPress

Our sites are built using the WordPress platform.

WordPress has a great pedigree (over 30% of the internet is powered by WordPress).

And being a fully featured Content Management System (CMS), you'll be able to make changes through its back-end after it goes live.

SEO Friendly

Being found on the major search engines like Google and Bing is key to a successful website.

The way search engines rank websites have changed in recent years (and continue to change). And it's easy for websites to fall foul of their ever-changing "rules". We keep abreast of these changes to make sure that your website stays SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) friendly.

A Custom Blog

We’ll create a custom blog section on your website.

This will allow you to create and publish engaging content for your visitors, leads and customers to read that they can comment and share on.

This is still one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website.

Responsive

These days most traffic now comes from mobile devices like phones and tablets. So a website shouldn't look great on just a desktop or laptop screen. It must look good and be user-friendly on those other devices too. 

This is called Responsive Design and this approach is our default approach. Note: the major search engines will now mark your site down if it isn't responsive.

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and is a big deal. Whilst this is a business issue, there are many IT elements, including compliance on websites.

We'll ensure that your site is compliant from day 1.

For more information on the GDPR you can see two articles we have written on this subject here and here.

Training

When your site is ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting world we'll arrange some training for you.

This will take the form of an hour's training session, along with some short bespoke guides or videos. These will teach you how to access the back-end of your website so you can add or modify content yourself.

Optional Add Ons

Below are a number of popular "add ons" to further elevate your site. The majority start at just £497 (plus VAT).

Note: these are just some of our popular add ons, so if you don't see an add-on you want then please contact us.

  • More Pages

    You already get three unique page designs, but you may well fancy some more page layouts.

    We can design any extra unique and beautiful pages that you need.

  • Content

    A key factor for a successful website is new, regular content. 

    We can write engaging copy that appeals to your ideal customer.

  • Testimonials / Case Studies

    Putting trust factors such as testimonials and/or case studies on your website are a great way to convert visitors into customers.

    Show customers why they should use you.

  • Online Store (e-commerce)

    Want to sell your products or services, and allow customers to pay online?

    We'll design and build you a fully bespoke online shop.

  • Portfolio

    A great way to demonstrate the value to potential customers is to showcase your work with a beautiful online portfolio.

    We can absolutely build this for you.

  • Appointment Booking

    If your business needs to take appointment bookings, we can build an awesome booking system letting customers book appointments directly on your site.

Project Structure & Payment Terms

For the most part, this is the structure of our project process and payment terms. This may alter slightly depending on the scale of your project. Also, timescales for the various stages are not shown; simply because this will vary greatly from project to project, depending on your requirements.

  • 50% Deposit

    Kick-off

    Once we get signed approval of the proposal from you to start the project, along with the initial deposit, we'll move straight into Discovery.

  • Discovery

    Here we'll develop a sitemap and an interactive prototype so that all the functionality can be tested and approved by you in the browser.

  • Next 20% Due

    Design

    Following Discovery approval, the next payment instalment is due.

    We'll then move into the Design stage. This covers the design of the website UX (user experience) and the user interface. 

  • Next 20% Due

    Development & Testing

    Following Design approval, the next payment instalment will be due.

    This stage covers the final development, testing and debugging cycles on our development server in readiness for launching. 

  • Final 10% Due

    Launch

    Following Development & Testing, we'll be ready to launch your new website.

    This stage covers your training and agreeing to a date for launch. Once the final payment instalment has been paid is your new website will be unleashed for all to see.

  • We have lift-off 😃

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question, then please check out the FAQs below. If your question is not there, please do contact us.

Why are you so expensive?

This is quite a common question - and, yes, we're by no means the cheapest.

There's a multitude of reasons for this (check out an article we wrote here; it explains all the reasons in detail), or call us and we'll happily explain.

In brief, though we think the old adage of "you get what pay for" truly applies in this space.

We strongly believe that what we provide is an excellent and beneficial service. If you're serious about having your website work for you, then simply put, it has to be good enough.

What happens after we launch - are you around?

You have full warranty support for 30 days after launch. After that, only if you want us to be. But we strongly encourage you to subscribe to one of Care Plans.

Even with doing much of the content tweaking yourself, websites themselves are not set-and-forget. Like a car, they do need to be maintained regularly in order to stay tip top and continue to perform well.

All the Care Plans cover things like super-fast hosting, security, software updates and many more things - allowing you to focus on what's important; your business.

For more information on our Care Plans, click here.

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