Please start by filling in some basic details about your business:
For example, a designer who has recently graduated from college will offer good quality work at a more reasonable price than an established designer with a high quality portfolio.
OK. Now that we have chosen the design effort involved in your project, we need to look at some common website features you may be looking for.
By looking through these features, it will also allow you to better understand how many pages you will need, which is a future question.
First, let's start out by exploring some common features which are affordable in price:
Contact Form - I would like a contact us form. Some businesses will choose to simply display their contact information while others prefer the convenience of a contact us form. ($120)
Quote Form – I would like to have a form where the user can fill out details I need to provide them with a quote. The details will be emailed to me and I can reply by email or telephone. ($120)
Image Gallery - I would like a page with an image gallery. An image gallery will commonly be used to display products, or samples of completed work. I have 30 photos or less I would like to display. ($120)
FAQ Page - I will need a page for frequently asked questions. The questions will expand & collapse on mouse click. ($120)
PayPal Basic - I need basic PayPal integration so I can accept payments for 1-15 products on my web site. Only one product can be purchased per order with basic integration. ($120)
Google Calendar - I want an easy and affordable way to display a calendar of events, so I would like to integrate Google Calendar into my web site. ($24)
Google Analytics - I want to integrate Google Analytics so I can receive comprehensive reports on visitors to my web site. ($24)
Social Media - I want to integrate social media icons, or other social media features which are simple to integrate. ($24)
- I want to integrate up to 10 YouTube videos, which have already been uploaded to YouTube. ($24)
Great, we are half way there. Now let's explore some common features which involve more effort and cost than the previous list of common features.
Photo Page Management - I will need a more complex image gallery. I want to easily add and remove photos from this page any time through an admin section. This features includes a log in area where you can manage the photos, add social media links & comments for each photo. ($600)
YouTube Pro Custom – I want to create a high quality business biography or product feature and have it uploaded to YouTube. If you need multiple videos, this will need to be a custom quote. (1100)
CMS - I want a content management system so I can manage the content and images on my web site quickly, easily, and at any time. If you understand the basics to surfing the internet and Microsoft word, you can easily learn how to use this feature. A CMS system also allows you to easily add/change/remove navigation menu items. ($1200)
Blog Custom – I want to integrate a blogging platform into my web site. A blogging platform is different from a CMS system because it allows interaction with your web site visitors and management of these interactions. Do not chose this option if you simply want to link to a 3rd party blogging platform. Linking to a 3rd party blogging platform is free of charge. ($1200)
Calendar Custom – I want a high quality calendar integrated into the web site. A high quality calendar is ideal for event management and would be similar to the event calendar on the John Labatt’s Center web site. ($1800)
Ecommerce – I need a full ecommerce platform. If you want to offer a large number of items for sale on the internet, this is how you would do so. Includes a list of features too large to list. ($3900)
The next thing we need to know is approximately how many pages do you think your web site will need?
For most small businesses, less is more. You get the most value by creating a web site that is 6 pages or less. If you chose any of the previous advanced features such as Ecommerce or a CMS system, this question does not apply to you so “N/A” is chosen by default.
To help you, here are some of the most common pages: Home, About Us, FAQs, Contact Us, Menu, Products, Services, Specials, quote, links, gallery, portfolio, samples, staff & schedule.