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What Do I Need To Get Started?

When thinking about designing a new website, the first thing to do is to discuss your ideas for design and functionality and to match them with your budget.

You can start by submitting our Quote Request form. We offer different options for every budget. So don’t be discouraged. We are committed to your success and promise to deliver a beautiful, high-quality website for your business.

But before jumping into a new project, remember that successful outcome requires a team effort. Some of the items you’ll need to provide are:

  • logo (or we can design one for you)
  • content for pages (we can help edit for SEO or write new content for you)
  • images of products, team members, portfolio, etc.
  • website URL
  • hosting information

The most important request we make of you is to be available to provide timely responses and feedback.

What If I Don't Have A Logo?

Not a problem. We offer graphic design solutions and will be happy to design a logo for your business. If requested, we’ll design a complete branding package: business card, letter head, envelope, brochures and promotional materials, banners, and social pages (Facebook cover, Twitter background, etc.).

What About Content?

Content is very important for any website. It delivers a message about your company and the services and/or products you offer. It also affects your website’s visibility in search engines, like Google, Yahoo! and Bing!, just to name a few.

We encourage our clients to create unique content for their website because no one knows your business and your customers better than you. If you’re a writer – great! If not, we can help you craft exceptional content that will drive your website to the top of search results and attract targeted clients.

Images are also very important, especially if you’re offering a product or want to show off your equipment or auto fleet. Professional, high quality images will add class and sophistication to any web design.

How Long Does It Take To Build A Website?

A typical WordPress website takes 6-8 weeks to complete. This includes design, development, testing and content styling.

An important factor in completing a project on time is client’s response time. We recommend a 24-hour response on revisions and any information required to move the project forward. We know that our clients are very busy and sometimes take longer to respond. However, please understand that these delays will affect the project deadline.

For HTML5 websites the time frame is 4-5 weeks.

If you already have a completed or a partial design for your website, the time frame for programming only is 2-3 weeks.

I'm New To WordPress. Do You Offer Training?

For total beginners we have a third-party resource that will help you understand WordPress and its features. You will learn how to log in, create simple pages, edit the main menu and more.

In addition, we provide training videos for each individual website, highlighting its unique features. These video tutorials will be embedded in to your website for easy reference at any time.

And if you ever can’t figure out something, we are just a phone call away.

Do You Offer Website Maintenance And Support?

Yes. We value each client and strive to build a long term partnership. You can be sure that we are here to assist you with web maintenance and support long after the website is launched.

How Much Does It Cost To Build A Website?

Our WordPress websites start at $2500. This includes a complete package: design, HTML/CSS/JavaScript authoring, WordPress development, setting up the new website on a server, and content. The price goes up depending on the complexity of design, dynamics and functionality. Some items that affect the price are:

  • blog
  • multiple dynamic pages
  • membership
  • forum
  • e-commerce
  • advanced search
  • Google Maps
  • email subscription
  • logo design
  • content writing
  • SEO services

What Is Your Payment Policy?

We make is easy for our clients to budget for their projects. We set up 3 milestones and the payments are due according to a payment schedule: 50% deposit to start the project; 25% due upon design approval; and the final 25% is due upon project completion. Clients may choose not to launch the website until a later date. However, project approval and the final payment are due once successful testing of the website is completed.

Do You Offer Hosting Services?

We absolutely do offer web hosting and support. Our servers are perfect for WordPress websites. Velvet Ink Media actually exceeds the WP minimum requirements needed to operate your website. Our adjustable packages are the perfect scalable solution for your web hosting need. Learn more about our hosting services by contacting us.

DON’T SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?

There is an excellent chance we can do what you are in need of. Just ask. We are not limited to what we feature on our website.
We have done projects as large as creating a custom CMS (content management system) to as small as creating
a simple and clean brochure package for an upstart business.