Your website is one of the most important investments that you can make for your business.
It’s your digital billboard–your customer’s first impression of your business. When you partner with Moss Web Works, we work to enhance your business, not just build a brochure.
Our web development fees start at $1,500. Moss Web Works does more than just setup a website. We will consult with you to understand your business goals, and how to best support them online. Included in our web development services:
- Consult on and recommend website features
- Set up and point domain name
- Implement development site (if necessary)
- Install core software
- Create a design that matches your branding
- Help you organize text and optimize images
- Implement SEO software and recommend strategy
- Install website security & firewall
- Create Analytics account (if you don’t have one) and integrate it into your site
- Set up or integrate your website with your mailing list
- Set up open graph data and images for social media
- Test your website on all devices
- Help promote the launch of your new site!
Web development fees do not cover the following, which are necessary for every website:
Domain name: To start, you have to register a domain name/web address like yourcompany.com. Your domain name will represent your business and brand and should be memorable. Domain names are often on sale or come bundled with a web hosting account. Regularly, they cost between $10-$40 per year, which is paid directly to the registrar, and renewed yearly. If you haven’t yet registered a domain, consult with Moss Web Works for the best name to represent your business.
Web hosting account: The hosting account is a rental of computer space where your website files are physically located. You want to host it with a company that has great, responsive support and a secure network. Many hosts give you deep discounts for the first year to gain you as a customer. Moss Web Works has good experience with DreamHost, GoDaddy, InMotion, and BlueHost.
Note: For ease of management and technical support, we recommend you register your domain and host your website with the same company. Please read our article on Why your web developer should not host your website.
SSL Certificate: Many hosts are including an SSL certificate with a hosting plan. An SSL certificate is necessary if you are expecting your users to input any personal information on your website. It is required if you want an on-site payment or checkout system. An SSL certificate encrypts the data from the user’s computer to your server, so it’s not flying through the internet for all to see. More and more search engines will be ranking secure sites above others in search results, so it’s also good for search engine placement (SEP).
Email account: If you want an email account @yourbusiness.com (matching your domain name) you’ll also have to pay for that. This is paid directly to the company that is hosting your website or domain.
Website upkeep and maintenance: It doesn’t help your business to create a website and then forget about it. You must update the software and plugins regularly for security, and keep your content fresh to obtain and retain new customers! Moss Web Works provides a monthly maintenance program to help you with this.
Remember, your website is your first impression. It’s the first thing a potential customer will encounter when researching your business, and you want to do it right. It might be tempting to have your sister’s neighbor’s kid design the site for you for a hundred bucks, but do you really want to take that gamble? Hire a professional.
Please contact us for a quote. Moss Web Works will take the time to consult with you and create a plan that is customized to make your business a success.