Q) What is your cost for making and maintaining the website?
A) Our fee is $200 for creating the website.
Starting on January 2, 2017, the price for creating websites will be $400 If the provider charges a fee for the initial creation, that price will be added to the creation cost. After that, we have two options for website maintenance.
Our basic website maintenance package which is $29 a month per website. This includes making sure your site stays running and changes that can be done without too much time being put into it. However, we have to charge a research fee of $44 if the customer wants something with a specific design or font (because that requires looking through multiple pages of multiple sites and takes many hours to do). We also have to add an assignment fee of $44 if the customer wants something done that takes a lot of time to do. When you have pictures added, changed, optimized (which is a way to get pictures have a smaller file size and take up less storage space which makes the site load faster), or resized; up to 10 pictures are included. Anything more than 10 pictures will have the assignment fee added because at that point because adjusting more than 10 pictures becomes time consuming. If for some reason it goes down, we get it back up and running as soon as we can.
Research is not included in our basic website maintenance price. Because our website maintenance fee is only $29 a month, this includes proofreading and basic changes (for example, a simple color change, changing a code, or changing text). If what you want requires us to have to put in a lot of extra hours to make the desired changes for your site (for example, creating buttons for a rollover effect, new images, merging images, and creating slideshows), we will have to charge an assignment fee which is currently $44 for each assignment. The reason we have to do this is to justify the time it takes to create this items since $29 alone does not cover anywhere near the time it takes for this work.
Even with us doing this, you will most likely save money with us since most companies charge a lot more.
We also have a complete website maintenance package which is $117 a month per website. This price includes everything the basic website maintenance package has, but also includes research and assignments and is still much lower than most website companies charge.
For both packages, we do charge for reimbursement if we have to purchase or renew something that the client wants or needs such as a domain, template, or website hosting provider if the client opts to create a separate account or use a different provider than the one we currently use.
If you decide not to use the maintenance, any changes you make will be $44 each time you make a change. Also, if the website goes down for any reason, it will be $44 to get it back up and running.