Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most popular questions I get ask?
As I've mentioned elsewhere on my site the amount I charge depends on what you require but a good starting figure is $4K for a fully developed website with plenty of content. But don't let that put you off I do produce smaller sites especially for start up businesses. The best thing to do is contact me - let's see if we are a good fit so I can help you out.
The most important thing for you is getting your website working for your business. My mantra is "websites that earn" or "websites that get a return" and if that is what you are looking for then that is how we will proceed.
If you're a business owner in any business and you invest in a website you want to see value and make it worth your while. Many times this means adding features to the site that encourage your target market to contact you or buy something or do something for a future sale. This is my "sweet spot", this where I focus the most of my attention, this is how I can help you the most.
I look at your goals (you do have them don't you?) and PAY ATTENTION so I'm more that just a website service provider.
Your website should be a useful marketing machine and not just a pretty picture? That's my focus, that's what I spend my days striving for and all that knowledge is bubbling over ready to be shared with you.
I provide a full suite of services that usually includes third-party vendors. If you are just starting a website I can help you in search for a suitable domain name but this will be serviced by companies such as Godaddy, Crazydomains or similar. I encourage you to registered the domain name yourself putting you as the owner of course this gives you full control. Getting a suitable domain name - now there's a challenge.
I was asked this once and I think the answer is the same fior all of us. Who don't you deal with? My answer - people that do my head in. Now you've got me started and I've taken position on my rant box!
Business is hard work! Running a business requires patience, stamina, persistence and a thick skin. My idea client is one who is passionate and driven and realises, that in life if you want something, you have to get off your arse and go and get it!
So would-be clients to avoid are those who take short cuts, ignore good advice, think they know everything, anally focus on things that don't matter and those bargain hunters wanting to squeeze everything out of you for pennies are not welcome!
You know who you are! [end of rant]
It's quite simple - Woocommerce for smaller sites (up to 100- 200 products) and Magento for bigger sites (500 products+ is a good marker). It also dependsa on the type of product you are selling and whether you are selling wholesale and retail or you have distributors or sales people. Lots of variables to consider.
I'm a big fan of WordPress and have been for along - mainly because you get up and running fast and the amount of additional functionality available is vast.
A world class looking website in no time and the technology keeps on improving. The only downside I can see is updating. You can't let your website just languish without updating WordPress, themes and plugins regularly otherwise you could get hacked and that's a real pain in the arse.