This is very important, although cost should not be the only factor when choosing a designer, most small businesses do have to budget for their website and need to know an approximate cost. Because every site and business is different, we need to provide a quote for each job rather than having set pricing. A general guide to our standard website prices are located on this page, where you provide text as well as all images (including your logo), and we put everything together for you . Professional level websites including sourcing of images and a more customised design increase the price, as does the inclusion of ecommerce functionality. Basically, while we do provide a general guide, we need to understand your specific requirements before providing a formal quote.
Yes, we build your website in WordPress (ideal as a basic CMS for small businesses). This is a major trend in website design, and is ideal if you want the ability for either one or more people to easily update content regularly without learning coding.
Most websites are more effective and engaging for customers if they include good images as well as text. However many small businesses do not have high quality images required for this. Depending on your business and industry, there are a number of solutions. Often the easiest way is to include the use of “stock photos”, which are standard photos available for purchase and use on your site – from sites such as iStockphoto . The importent thing is how these are included in the site, which can be challenging especially when photos include people in them. We can provide assistance in selecting stock photos, or we encourage you to have a look for yourself. If you do so, just make sure you note the relevant numbers down rather than purchasing them before discussing them with us. Alternatively, we can provide guidance to a photographer of your choosing as to what photos are required. Often, we use a combination of “real” and “stock” photos to achieve the required look on the site.
Yes, absolutely. We will of course need to learn more about your business in order to write about it, but that’s something we do anyway as part of the website development process. We are happy to write your content from scratch based on an interview with yourself, or can edit and improve your own notes and pre written content. Good quality text can make the difference between success and failure online. The only slight exception to this is in specialist fields such as the medical industry, where we are happy to assist but but will need detailed guidance from you regarding content. In any case, all clients need to check and take fully responsibility for all final content on the website.
We can definitely put together a package for you that includes both design (the physical look), development (the coding), and content (the text). In fact, many clients choose our services based on our skills in writing compelling content. However because writing good quality text takes time, effort and skill, it’s not included in our base prices. It’s also unfortunate that there are a a lot of graphic designers and web designers out there who are great visually, but don’t realise that their skills in copy writing are lacking. While many will include writing the text for your site in the price at no extra charge, in many cases the standard of this work is below par. At Launch Your Business we believe that if you are going to do something, do it properly, which is why we take the time and make the effort to write quality content, rather than including it in the cost and taking shortcuts with our work.
Of course you can! Most business owners know and understand their business very well, and are in many ways the most qualified to write about it. In most cases we will however make minor edits to your copy for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) purposes as part of your website development project, and also simply to provide a “second set of eyes”. This editing is generally at no charge, unless major rewrites are required (which we would discuss with you before proceeding).
Here at Launch Your Business we don’t believe in funny business! Any site we develop for you is 100% yours, including full copyright on any text we have written for you and coding or graphics we have created. The only exception to this relates to code – if we develop something really clever code wise, we reserve the right to reuse it in other development projects – the look and feel of your site however are always unique to you. We would hope that you would not have any reason to leave once we start working together, but should you need to move on we will assist in any way required to make the change as smooth as possible (Website/domain transfer charges apply – (please see website agreement).
We do provide professional website hosting,. Our servers are all located in the UK for fast response times, and all our hosting packages are reasonable priced.
A domain name is a base address used to access your website. For example the domain name of this site is www.launchyourbusiness.co.uk (the www is not part of the domain). Each domain name can only be used by one website, and choosing the right one is an important part of your company name and branding.
Yes, we can provide ongoing maintenance for all sites we develop. Basic “maintenance” in some cases just involves making sure the site is still up and running, this is included in your monthly hosting fee. Any changes / updates to your website are cost quoted before we commence any work for you, our prices are kept as low as possible.
Your website contract with Launch Your Business is for one year, after that period the contract will naturally roll over /continue and (3) months written notice will be required to terminate.
Maybe – it doesn’t hurt to ask! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We might just surprise you, and if we can’t help, it’s very likely we will know or recommend someone who can.