Frequently Asked Questions
You’re probably here because you don’t know a whole lot about this website malarkey. Not to worry, I do. And because most of my lovely clients are just like you they’ve asked some questions which I reckon you’ll find valuable.
Is working with you a good idea?
I’m new to this whole website thing, how does it work?
Never fear, that’s why I'm here. I'll teach you all about my processes just before we get started.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. My website projects generally start in the $3,500-$5,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs.
What ya got? Currently interested in holidays to tropical islands, rum, and never ending packets of gluten and calorie free tim tams.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go.
No content = no website.
A basic website typically takes around 10 weeks from beginning to end IF you have all your content ready to roll.
Do you really do all the things yourself?
I surely do. I do not outsource any of my work, except for copywriting which goes to the lovely Dawn. I'm a one woman code-loving design-a-holic machine and I'll sort you out from go to whoa.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, I can help you get this set up and we can work with your existing provider. I don't offer hosting of any kind.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites I design work on all devices. I generally design for three screen sizes (mobile, tablet and desktop).
Do you do ecommerce/Online Store websites?
What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Do you provide training?
Yes, I provide all my lovely clients with training on maintaining their website. You will get a video of your training session and a video manual installed on your site for easy reference.
Can you help me with Social Media and Email Marketing?
Buh bow. Nope. I'm sticking to my knitting, but can refer you to some awesome people.
What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimisation is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.
There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is key.
Do you write the content for my site?
Not specifically. I set you up with Dawn my copywriter and she will looks after alls the werds. We have a framework to extract the good stuff from you, tips to get started and I will help you find that special thing about you which your marketplace will love. Think of this as a bit Q&A, with us asking carefully crafted questions. You still have LOTS of work to do. We can't magic words from nothing, okay! Copywriting services are additional to website development, so you can expect to add another $900-$1500 to the estimate I've provided above if I'm doing words with you too.
Can you design my logo?
I surely can. Take a squizzy at my portfolio and tell me if you'd like that thrown in too. If you do have a logo and it is not up to the high standard I require of my clients, we will have that discussion before we start.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like myamazingwidgets.com.au or funnycatmemesforever.org
It's kinda like a street address on the internets.
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data centre that runs your website and email.
If your domain is like your street address, web hosting is like your office. It has all your business stuff in it, and people find it using your street address.
Why do you use WordPress?
WordPress is open source content management software and currently powers around 34% of all websites on the Internet. The project is contributed to by tens of thousands of developers all over the world and is growing from strength to strength. WordPress allows me to develop flexible and customisable websites to modern standards and observes web development best practices. Furthermore the community of web developers that use WordPress reaches far and wide and allows me to tap in to this collective intelligence and bring that wealth of experience to your project. Good stuff.