Are there any extra costs on top of my website price in the quote?

For Example; tf you wanted a live booking system with calendars with your website quote and a menu they can select items from then just add $1000 to any web design quote.

Usually every quote also contains the extra recurring Hosting price extra: $500 every 3 years for 2GB storage and 2GB monthly data on an Aussie IP (no cheap US or Asian hosting). Plus you get up to 3 email accounts and my support when things break (daily + weekly backups that I have and can restore your website)

do your homework before requesting a web design quote

I am happy to see every now and then someone that emails me after having done their homework. Most of my emails are: can I get a quote on an ecommerce shop? thanks, bye. =)
Here are the answers you should be looking for when requesting a template design frmo a web design company:

Template web page design: will customized to you, with your logo, all your content and we will obviously replace all images with yours.

Social media: add facebook, tweet, google+1, LinkedIn and any other links you have.

SEO: The website will be 100% search engine friendly (SEF)

Your website will be:

built on an so-called CMS = content management system (meaning you can go in the admin area and edit all the pages wen you please and add new pages, images or videos anywhere with no coding skills)
You will have full ownership of the CMS and of the design upon completion (no fees, copyrights or any smoke and mirrors from my end)

Hosting with us for example is $500 for 3 years on an Australian IP with my management and backups of your entire website, emails and databases (daily+weekly) just for any case.

you will have a contact page with:

google map with directions
contact form
captcha (spam security)

Delivery time: 5 weeks after receiving all content and images from you.

Graphic design can be quoted extra for the case you need a logo or graphics beyond the template.

Web Design and Search Engine Optimization Case Study

Does this sound familiar: I had a web design done about a year ago and now I am learning that there are a lot questions I should have asked my designer. During the design process, SEO was only mentioned in passing, and keywords never came up. Since I’ve been disappointed in the performance of my website, I’ve done a lot of reading and now realize that my site needs help if it is ever going to get a high rank on search engine results pages. I am wondering if I need to redesign my site or if there is some way to take care of SEO now, after the fact, other than some kind of pay per click solution.

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Are Australians really behind in general internet knowledge?

Many Australians aer a little ashamed to admit that they are simply a lot behind when comparing the general Internet knowledge on an international level, so they rather just keep looking away until they don’t have a choice anymore when more and more people and realted companies in every day life keep asking for their website address.

Another quote I hear over and over again in many different versions, but this one is my favorite and represents in my opinion millions of Australians:

“I need to have a web design to attract customers for my business. Everybody says I have to do it, that I’m missing the boat by not being on the Internet. But I’m afraid to take the plunge because I’ve heard so many stories about the money you have to spend to get traffic to the site. It just seems like a bottomless pit of spending with no guarantee of results. Other friends tell me no, it’s just a matter of getting the search engine optimization right, but really, I have no clue what SEO is or how to talk to a designer about it.”

 No charge for a friendly phone call and I promise not to judge you about “not knowing”. It is a national problem.

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Website Design draws no Visitors?…time for SEO!

The following quote is another classic I get all the time from people with existing websites. This client has a pretty nice website, and he is really puzzled why on earth is there no traffic!?


“I have a site with a beautiful web design but the site doesn’t seem to be bringing in any business. I don’t understand what could have gone wrong. I hired the best website design I could find. The company had dozens of designers and the designs in the company’s portfolio were absolutely stunning. So is mine, as a matter of fact. But I only get a few visitors a month. The amount of business I’ve gotten from the website is almost nil. I feel like I’ve been cheated after spending so much. What has gone wrong?”


Well the answer is always going to be the same: If you are not in the top 5, the website is nothing else but an expensive business card! End of story! (google this term and see for yourself: “google golden triangle”)

So, now you have 2 choices:

a) pay for the clients (PPC) using Google adwords and do nothing but buy “air time”. Once your budget runs out you are gone and you have not invested this money in your website overall value in “juice” (will explain later)

b) invest every penny in SEO to get ranking in the top 5 and even if you stop SEO one day your website will have a google pagerank and many backlinks, meaning it will have a value and worth something on website auctions even.


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Cheap template web design or custom web design?

If you need help understanding when an off the shelf web design programme makes sense and when it doesn’t you’ve come to the right place. Some offers seem really economical, but how can I be sure they have all the features of a custom-designed site, especially when it comes to SEO issues? Custom designed sites, on the other hand, are invariably quoted as outrageously expensive. Really, who has thousands of dollars to sink into a website when their business is just starting and there is a payroll to meet and all of the other running expenses without much income coming in yet. And yet, somehow I can’t get rid of the feeling that I might be missing something important by going with a designer who offers ready-made solutions, even if they are tailored to my business needs. I’m already running around like crazy getting my business up and running, and dealing with these issues on top of everything else makes my head spin. Would appreciate feedback from anyone w ho has experience with this.

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Looking for a Cheap Web Design

The economy has us in a squeeze. We really need to jump on the internet marketing bandwagon but after speaking to several web designers.
I’m totally frustrated. It seems I need to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars to get the kind of marketing site that we need. They all want to build me a really fancy site with a shopping cart but I don’t think I really need that kind of site. Something like a gallery or portfolio would do maybe. I don’t understand how I’m supposed to pay for a shopping site when I haven’t gotten my business off the ground yet. It seems like a waste of money, and yet, everyone says I have to do this. I need some really good, practical advice about my website design. Is there another way of getting started with this?

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Web Design Copy

I know I need to get a good web design up and running asap to give my business a boost in the sluggish economy. I’m not much of a writer, though, and I don’t know anything at all about SEO issues, other than what you’d pick up from reading the newspaper. Is there any way these things can be outsourced? Is this something I should expect my website designer to provide? What about things like photographs and logos? I’m busy, so a guy who does everything would be the best for me if I am to get a website going.

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Web Design and Admin

I want to commission a web design to boost my small business, but I really can’t afford to hire an IT person to administer the site and take care of changes that need to be made from time to time. Besides, I’m the kind of person who likes to act immediately when an idea strikes, so it would be ideal if I as the business owner can do all of the updating for my website. I don’t have much expertise, though, so I don’t feel I know what questions to ask of a potential website designer to make sure I will be getting the kind of hands-on admin setup that I think I need.

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Web Design for Sydney Boutique

I want a website for my boutique but don’t know what the best kind of web design would be. I need to reach customers in Sydney, because that’s where my shop is located. I’ve heard horror stories about “dud” website that don’t bring in any business. I absolutely MUST get business from my website if I am going to make this investment—it has to pay off. I need a web designer who can offer me assurance that women business executives in Sydney are going to not only find my shop but be enticed to come in and make a purchase. Maybe I also need to think about a shopping cart design for e-commerce, since my target customers are short of time. Whatever the solution, it needs to be a good but cheap design.

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