UNDERSTANDING THE COSTS
We provide a flexible business model which allows us to complete projects on time and on budget. Typical website projects vary widely in price depending on a client’s needs. Contact us today to receive a free estimate and consultation.
Website Hosting: Web hosting provides the use of a server to store your website files and make them accessible by other users on the internet. This is a monthly billing item billed typically 1 time per year. Most of our clients spend $8.33 a month or $100 per year for our web hosting.
Domain Name Registration: Domain name registration is an annual fee of $10 per domain name. This is the specific web address you would like users to enter to visit your website such as “mankatowebdesign.com”.
Website Maintenance: Website maintenance is a vital part of your website. We can build websites with content management systems enabling you to update and maintain your website on your own. However, many clients do not have the time to update their own website and email or call us to make changes to their website. This service is billed on an as-needed basis for most clients at an hourly rate of $65/hour. Other clients buy hours in bulk per month on a month-to-month contractual basis for a discounted fee.
Website Optimization: Your website will need optimization to maintain high search engine rankings. Mankato Web Design provides monthly organic search engine optimization techniques such as link building, directory submissions, article submissions, press release creation and distribution, XHTML validation testing, meta tag creation and modification, and competitor analysis. This is typically done on an ongoing basis with a month to month price determined according to the competitive level of your industry and current status of the website (rankings).
Website Design & Development:
Planning & Consulting: Website planning and consultation involve meeting with you and discussing the optimal strategy and tactical level planning for carrying out your vision. We even go to the lengths to ensure that what you are spending will be returned on your investment with us. Learn the "6 Reasons To Choose Mankato Web Design". Costs are usually 20% of the total cost.
Creative & Graphic Design: Creative and graphic design cover the creative aspect of a website necessary to implement your vision into a reality. This step is considered the “website mockup” or “proofing” where we take your ideas and mix them with ours. The cost for creative and graphic design is based highly on precedence with most clients. As we have developed hundreds of website projects we are very quick to give accurate estimates. See our design portfolio for examples. This cost usually represents 40% of your project budget.
Web Programming Costs: Programming costs cover the time needed to have our programmers write the code and applications for your project. The cost of programming will vary widely depending on the number of applications and programming time needed to develop your website. Programming costs usually account for around 40% of the total cost.
Site Maintenance Costs: As the style and focus of your business changes, your website may require periodic updates. It is important to invest in a tool that will enable you to update your website by adding and editing content such as text, images, and downloads. Mankato Web Design provides a content management system tool to allow you to do so. Costs vary depending on the scope of your website project.
Other Costs You Should Think About:
Search Engine Optimization: Depending on your industry and needs, an important part of the development process is the marketing of your website. Each business is unique and Mankato Web Design will tailor a link building and organic search engine optimization plan that best works for you.
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"It was an overall wonderful experience. Mankato Web Design was very thorough and efficient. The overall time for development was not long at all and the speed of development was much quicker than I had ever imagined."
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