First of all, we set up your domain name (also known as a URL and the “address” of your website) and secondly your website host (the company who owns the server on which your site “lives”). I recommend keeping these separate so that not all your technical eggs are in one basket but it’s not compulsory ! Some people like to keep the 2 together and it can be a bit cheaper …………
We set this up together but it’s all done in your name so there is no “hookup” to me (often the case with companies offering website creation) whatsoever. I REPEAT, it’s all in your name, using your home email address and you pay the companies directly. An idea of cost ? Approximately £48 including VAT for the first year (with absolutely no tie-in to me) – YOUR domain name and YOUR site host. I sit with you and we do it together. I do the necessary technical piece and we are good to go !
Once the boring stuff is done, I create your basic site. Sites are generally either “static pages” (pages of information eg About me, about my business, images/gallery, Contact me) or static pages plus an e-commerce package (ie the ability to buy online and take payment).
Cost of this ? £75 for a static site up to 5 pages initially. This includes teaching you how to do it yourself 🙂 There is nothing worse than having to pay out for the slightest change and you will see for yourself that some changes take seconds !
The cost also includes discussion about branding, some help with images/photographs and a chat about marketing/social media. It includes your own email address too !
This cost also includes being able to call me with any queries for the first month of your site’s existence.
E-commerce site costs vary depending on your requirements, please contact me.
I also offer further help with branding, logos, image editing, marketing (including SEO – Search Engine Optimisation or how to improve your Google rankings), social media (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter) advice and my charges are very reasonable. As the owner of a very small craft business, I know exactly how tricky this can all be and that there are companies out there who charge LOTS ! This is not my ethic.
Hopefully that gives you an idea and you would like to take the next step which is to contact me !