One question I’m asked frequently is, “How long does it take to build a website?” To which I respond, “Well, it depends.” Read more about what it depends on and see what a typical website project looks like.
You’re starting a new project or business (yay!) and need a website. You don’t have a lot of money and it just so happens that your friend creates websites. They’ve offered to create one for you for free or cheap. Great news, right? Not so fast.
You’re working with a developer for the first time to set up a new website for your business. (Yay!) Beyond design and copy, you have some decisions to make. Here’s my take on the ideal setup for your domain name, hosting and email along with reasons for each.
In case you hadn’t heard, one of the services I offer is website creation. Don’t want to do it yourself? No worries. (Likewise, I don’t want to do my own taxes or fix my own car.) I have a list of what I offer (including extras), what I need from you and the master plan, but in order to give an accurate estimate on cost and time, I need more information. Here are some questions I typically ask — from the high-level to the specific.
Last time we talked about determining goals and plans for your new site, now let’s dive into the specifics of what you need on your site.
So you’re ready to take the leap with a new website for your small business — congratulations! It’s an exciting step — getting the word out about everything you offer, showcasing your skills or products and connecting with your customers and the world. But before you start coding or choosing color schemes, ask yourself a few questions.