Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Will My Website Cost? What's Included?
That depends on how complex your requirements are. A basic website starts from $899. Having a site custom designed by a web designer means that great care is taken to ensure the plugins and functionality of your site is a cut above a DIY platform. Every facet of the site is handcrafted and a purpose built site allows you to see on screen, the idea envisaged in your mind.
Sites that require more work, such as eCommerce, memberships, locked content etc, are priced according to the hours required to complete the work and any paid plugins required to make the site work. Image sourcing and licensing is also an optional extra. We are happy to provide a no-obligation free quote on all jobs. Check out our New Business Packages.
Websites are charged at 50% upfront and 50% once live. Any additional changes requested after the site goes live, are charged at $90 per hour.
Yes, of course. Once the site is live and the account paid, the site belongs to you and you are free to revise the site anytime. Because Very Graphic Design uses the combination of WordPress and Elementor page builder, making changes to content is very easy and you will have full control of this. You can also learn to maintain your website backend if you wish.
Very Graphic Design offers a website maintenance package for $90 per month. This includes site health check, theme and plugin updates and website backup. Content revision packages are also available on request.
Your website will include all the content you have provided, as well as a functional contact form for your clients to communicate with you. Your site will be fully customised to your brand style and colours. Backend, you site will include Elementor page builder (free version), Updraft backup plugin and any other free plugins required to deliver the site you have envisaged. Basic on-page SEO is also included, along with up to five email addresses. A reliable anti-spam plugin is an optional extra, available at small annual fee and more extensive SEO packages are available on request.
You will be sent an invoice for the approved quoted amount following receipt of the final design files. Printing costs are always invoiced in advance and must be paid prior to the order being submitted.
Web hosting is generally $199 per year for normal websites. Email hosting is also available at an additional cost.
Unfortunately, platforms like Wix may offer ‘easy’ solutions and your page will look pretty, however most of the important ‘behind the scenes’ work is missing. For a start, you can’t add Google Analytics without paying for upgrading to a paid version. A professional web designer understands the essential building blocks of a good website and will automatically implement these or give you the option of including these in the build. A Wix website will always be a Wix website and not your own, personal, standalone site which can be optimised to ensure your site gains maximum exposure. If you outgrow Wix, you can’t migrate your data elsewhere so you’re starting from scratch. Often taking on your own website build costs more in wasted time and lost business, than if you’d engaged a website builder from the start. Having your own domain name instills confidence in your potential customers or clients and reflects a professional, trustworthy image for your business.