Frequently Asked Questions How long does it take to build a website? Most websites take 2-3 months, depending on the complexity of the site. E-commerce automatically puts a website in the complex category. Also, as a client, having your content and photos ready can help keep the time down. How much does a website cost? The real answer is “it depends.” A basic website may start fairly low, but features such e-commerce and custom functions quickly add up. That’s why I work with you to answer lots of questions about your business and what you need in a website. When I have those answers, I can make the best recommendation for the website and features you need. Who do you work with? I work with people who are committed to an online presence, specializing in those who want websites. That commitment means you have goals you want to achieve with a website and online marketing. It means you have time to spend on your building your audience and growing your business. And it means you have a budget you are willing to invest in your own success. Why does my website need maintenance after it is built? I offer 30 days of maintenance for free after your website is launched. After that, your website will need maintained. Many websites are hacked or infected with malware every day, and your website will be attacked every day. Regular software and plugin updates and monitoring can help prevent problems, and backups provide a way to restore your website if problems do occur. My website care plans are located here if you are interested having my help to protect your investment in your website. What are the ongoing costs for a website? That’s a good question, and again, it depends on the website and project. Costs for domain registration and website hosting are costs that will be required for every website. Other possible costs are plugin or software costs, marketing costs, and other service costs. Also, the website will need to be maintained, by yourself, by me, or by someone, so there will likely be costs there as well. Can I make changes to my website after you build it? Absolutely, and I’ll train you to make those changes as part of your website project. How do I get started with a website? Holler at me using the contact form, and I’ll send you a worksheet to fill out about your project to help me understand your business, your goals, and your budget. From there we will see if we can put together a project that will meet your needs!