Everybody wants to save a buck or just be sure they are getting bang for the buck. Here at Pretoria web development we understand how important budgets are. We also know how important results are. Budgets only expand as a result of successes' We know the better your business does, with our help, the better ours does.
Web design costs and prices: cheap website design
Web design costs and prices vary from web design company to web design company< I have seen web sites advertised at R 299.00. I have considered how this could be done any times, I also considered the implications of being the web designer offering such cheap web sites. It is my opinion that to successfully create and maintain websites, a business needs to be profitable.
In order to be profitable selling websites at R 299.00 the absolute minimum must be done, you would need to do a new website every hour and do 8 a day. unless you are making up charges else where. At the very minimum a domain costs around R 130.00 to register. As a registered domain seller I can save a few rand on that, but not enough to make R 299.00 profitable.
I did some math, I took into account overheads, salaries, vehicles, transportation, internet access, web servers, rent, equipment replacement and repairs, telephones etc. I came to the conclusion that any business, even with my low overheads needs to earn around R 320.00 an hour and that excludes profit.
As a full stack coder I could probably earn more, just contracting for some of the companies out there. My skill makes me more valuable but I like working from home, I like building new websites and most off I like when I achieve the results that people are skeptical about.
Web design costs and prices: Saving money on web design
Creating a website in an hour is possible, choose a template from the web, download it and install Wordpress and the free theme, Copy and paste content and images. I could do it with my own CMS as well but then you lose the important stuff, the stuff that makes a website work and the stuff the search engines need to index your website properly.
Getting a website is about advertising and marketing your business, 80% of websites will never make the front page of Google for any reason and this recipe above all but guarantees that the cheap website will be in that 80%.
We created our own Content Management System allowing us to create a 6 page website in 4 hours, if all the information is supplied on time. Unlike the above recipe we do the important stuff, With my CMS we don't have to download extra widgets and plug ins for SEO, The semantic web and sitemaps. Our SEO is built in, but having the code SEO friendly has no value if the information isn't added.
Web design costs and prices: Start Small
Our Start small web design package is not a 3 page website, it is not a 5 page website with limited graphics and information. Now I start by telling you what I do to earn my worth. We know that Google like bigger website more than smaller ones so we go to six pages from the get go. This website works on my system and is the next step up.
At the bottom of this page are links to four website using Start Small and using the four different templates.The templates are there to define the look and feel of the site and the navigation. We modify the chosen template to your brand or corporate images colours. If your branding is orange and blue or Purple an yellow, we will modify the template to suit. We will also using imagery you supplied create the masthead images. We don't just download something off the web that vaguely will do.
The website includes robots.txt, an xml sitemap, and a links page. These are all important components of your seo strategy. When we add your website it automatically has back links from local websites. It also links to the local network. This is something that Google values, links to and from other local businesses. Included are all the neccessary fields for titles and meta tags and Schema mark up. We place the Google map on your site and the get directions link. All of these have SEO benefits.
You will need to send us all the information for your site, you know your business better than I do, and it saves the time needed to reduce the pricing of the product. You will also need to send us all the images you need ad want. You will also be sent a questionairre that will allow us to get all te details needed for schema.
We will then optimise, resize and rename your images with keyword rich names to suit the content that they will be illustrating.. Next we will edit and reformat the text you have sent for optimal readability and grammar. We will write title tags and meta descriptions for each page based on the content we have just edited.
Web design package price: Start Small
The costs of the Strat Small website design package are reasonable. The price of the Small Start web design package is R 1 699.00. Included in the web design price there is an allowance for the registration of a local domain. The options are .co.za / .net.za / .za.bz or you can choose a .online or .xyz. There is also a monthly hosting charge of R69.00 with up to 3 email addresses at your domain.
For March 2019 the Start small webdesign package is being offered at a special price of R 1 299.00
Annual domain registration charges of R 145.00 are also applicable.
The themes are stripes
, click on the theme names to be taken to a website using that theme. We do not host our software on third party servers, I have done so in the past and my CMS was used by someone else as their own. This was many years ago and my CMS has been updated over the years for security and code improvement reasons.
Web design costs and prices: Go Big
Go big works on the same platform as Start Small, The main difference is the 20 page allowance, This website is an example of Go Big. The rules for supply of content are the same as on Start Small. The themes differ slightly changing the navigation.
Price for upgrades from Start small to Go Big web design package.
Upgrade from Start Small to Go Big R 2 499.00, Hosting package will change R 99.00 per month including up to 5 emails.
Price for new install Go Big website design package
The costs of the Go Big website design package are reasonable. The price of the Go Big web design package is R 3 999.00. Included in the web design price there is an allowance for the registration of a local domain. The options are .co.za / .net.za / .za.bz or you can choose a .online or .xyz. There is also a monthly hosting charge of R99.00 with up to 5 email addresses at your domain.
Annual domain registration charges of R 145.00 are also applicable.
For March 2019 the Go Big web design package is being offered at a special price of R 3 699.00
Web design costs and prices: e-commerce mini
The e-commerce mini website is an owner updatable product. The home page offers special offers and featured products or randomly chosen products. There are up to 12 categories with 20 products in each. Each product has it's own page so that product level SEO can be done. Each product is linked to 3 suggested items for upselling purposes.
Each e-commerce mini webs site has it's own database with an admin section that allows revising category names, adding, updating and removing stock items. Special offers can be listed and given final dates of offer. On the user end is access to a shopping cart, with ability to add and remove items before proceeding to checkout. They can also search the site for specific products.
We will link to a payment gateway of your choice or send a proforma invoice with EFT payment details
We supply six hours free training including sections on basic SEO principals, including keyword research and writing good copy, titles and meta descriptions and use of Google Analytics and the search console. Up to three people can attend, we will do this on your premises.
Price for new install e-commerce mini website design package
The costs of the e-commerce mini website design package are reasonable. The price of the e-commerce mini web design package is R 14 999.00. Included in the web design price there is an allowance for the registration of a local domain and SSL security by Comodo. The options are .co.za / .net.za / .za.bz or you can choose a .online or .xyz. There is also a monthly hosting charge of R 299.00 with up to 10 email addresses at your domain.
Annual domain registration and SSL charges of R 500.00 are also applicable.
This includes a custom design and style sheet, our basic SEO package which includes a Google My Business set up and optimisation, Google Analytics and Search Console setup, We will also register you with 5 directories.
We can supply helpers to populate the stock at R200.00 per hour, data capture only or R 400.00 an hour for content creation and optimisation.
We will happily quot for bespoke web development and large e-commerce sites.
Optional costs for your Pretoria website
We install Comodo SSL certificates for R 350.00 a year. On small websites these are not essential but can be a factor in SEO. If you are collecting data from people it becomes essential.
Basic SEO includes the following:
The cost of this service R 999.00
- Keyword research, we will tell you what people are looking for so that you can target your articles and products better (5 keywords and derivatives)
- Set up of your Google Analytics and Search console
- Set up or optimsation of your Google my business entry
- Register with 5 good directories
- Submission of Google sitemap
On page optimisation
On page SEO is a long term project, We look at each page, do some keyword research, do some editing and changing of the format for best results. We track the pages on analytics and the search console, and make regular changes as suggested by the research and suggestions by Google.
Pricing of the SEO service is per group of pages.
1 - 5 pages R 899.00 per month (minimum 12 months)
6 - 10 pages R 1699.00 per month (minimum 12 months)
10 - 15 pages R 2499.00 per month (minimum 12 months)
Content creation and marketing
We create content for use on your website, third party websites and social media aimed at driving traffic to your website and building links. We start with planning a campaign, doing keyword research and creating content and images for the set purpose.
We will quote once we know your requirements.
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