Before becoming too afraid of these prices look at these example web pages that might be made:
EXAMPLE #1: A simple presence using the most affordable means. This customer wants a single screen describing their massage parlor and a second page with contact information, driving instructions, a guest book, and detailed traffic statistics. This will be submitted to the top search engines. This will be an HQ high quality frameless site. This site will be hosted on a free site and no domain name will be required.
2 Screens @ $50 each = $100
TOTAL PRICE: $100 Compare this to a small business sized add in a newspaper at $24/week and it is apparent that this is a very good price.
EXAMPLE #2: If you visit
the site http://elkhunt.tripod.com/
you will find a site with a 4 minute hunting video, and multiple pages
of pictures. This site generates as many as 800 visitors during
some months for its hunting in a very small region. It is an F1
frames site. The total expenditure for this page has been $320
plus two payments of $40 each when a new page was added twice with 16
pictures each page. The bulk of this expenditure was the creation
of the four minute video and converting it to two online formats.
So, this page has cost a grand total of $400 and is hosted on a free
host so, the owner does not incur any additional fees. This form
of advertisement is very large and has negated the need for our customer
to pay postage and mail out VHS tapes. His customers can watch his
EXAMPLE #3: Here is an
example of an elaborate site with 10 screens of products, 1 order form
page, and 1 thank you page. This page will feature a domain name
registration and hosting on a site with secure socket layer. This
is an example of a more costly page targeted towards an active online
business. This site will also use a progressive marketing
strategy. The product screens include thumbnails of 40 items each that
will open to larger pictures. This is a high quality frameless site.
When looking at these prices feel free to get a quote on a similar
page from any other web designer but, beware some of them charge an
hourly rate instead of a quote for a fixed rate. As an example
there is a local web designer who just started who charges
$20/hour. Let me redo these quotes with an AVERAGE of half the
time that we allow to make a website which is 3 hours per screen.
Keep in mind we do quick work due to a lot of practice and experience
someone just starting will take typically possibly more than 3 times as
much time as we do to make the same page (if they can). So, let's
go on this rate of 3 hours per screen at $20 per hour.
From what I have seen this web page design of the upper case pricing
is closer to what most professional web designers are charging for their
services. So, let me show you what you save on these examples
going with us as your web designer.
I hope this has helped and I strongly encourage you to get quotes from other web page designers but, beware any that offer their quote on a strictly hourly rate with the possibility of it being increased. If you find someone offering a better deal than we do then we will match their offer though we would like to see proof. We are not in the business to take your money and try to get as much of it as we can. Rather we want you to get a good deal and we want to make your web pages because, it is something we like to do and can do. It is one of the ways we support our families and live where we do.
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