A Word on WordPress & The Tools I Use for Success
As you’ve heard me say before, all websites are not created equally. There are many different tools which can be used such as plugins, themes, frameworks so, it’s easy to see how the back-end make up can vary greatly from website to website.
To my clients I do not recommend Theme Forest themes. (even though you may have chosen one prior to speaking with me) I have my reasons however the biggest reason is they are not as flexible as the tools I recommend; namely the Genesis Framework and Genesis themes.
Levels of Development? The Benefits for some
Though it may be confusing at first offering three levels of development ensures you get what you need for starters and in some cases you’re not paying more than you should.
Since I work with clients from all parts of the globe and not all have a full-boat budget; my services can be scaled to fit what works for you; whether that’s an immediate need and scant budget or custom theme development.
Full Custom Development is what many businesses aim for. This ensures a completely unique web presence which can match any existing branding you may have. We develop and design your home page and a multitude of inner pages and layouts which suit existing content you have as well.
Custom theme development starts at $1800 and can increase in price to $5K+ depending on functionality. Time frame for completion: 4-8 weeks.
Note: Websites are more than design. You have design and development. If a website costs $1800 to design it– next consider what functionality you need.
4 Reasons to go Custom:
Perhaps you have an existing website but need it refreshed with a totally new look?
Your website is not currently on WordPress and you want to edit your website yourself.
You had a designer create some PSD mock-ups that you’d like to use.
You need specific functionality. The website must *do something.
Customized website development is when we’ll make basic deep customizations to an already existing Genesis theme to produce a semi-unique and totally professionally polished website. We’ll place your content so everything looks and aligns correctly. We always include the revision process to ensure your total satisfaction.
Time frame for completion: 3-6 weeks.
Express Site: Express Site packages start @$200 and increase in price by the number of pages you need configured. Most often we simply place demo content for you but since I include training, you’ll know just how to change out text and images to suit you. In some cases, I’ll gladly add your content for an additional fee. Though a great deal at any rate, here are the pricing and breakdown:
• 1-2 page $200
• 3-5 page $300
• 6-10 page $400
• 11-20 page $500
Reasons for Express site:
(1) Start simple, basic or small *and* plan to add on features in phase II. Genesis themes are fully extensible. You’ll have a very professional and respected website for starters, which will enable your business to begin online.
(2) They are ready for you in as little as 24 hours typically 1-4 days tops.
Many startups find Express Site packages an attractive place to get started and WordPress is easy to use so adding or editing page content is a snap!
For as little as $200 you’ll get:
A Premium, SEO optimized, Genesis WordPress theme of your choice
The Genesis Framework (theme and framework=$100 value)
A FREE Domain Name of your choice (.com, .net, .org, etc.)
Two pages Setup – Homepage & Contact page (addtl’ pages are easy to add)
A fully-functioning contact form solution
Testing to ensure proper delivery & QA
Genesis Orientation and Training session
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Not sure which level of development to choose?
I’m glad to work with you directly to choose the right package that suits your needs.