Do I need a website at all?
We would say yes whether you are running a business, a hobbyist or just an individual need to be found by the customers, clients or anyone you are interested to be connected with. Today almost everyone in the world uses the internet to find what they want. It is the most cost effective way of getting found and known by your target audience. A website makes your product and services known by the customers and increases your brand identity and recognition. This is the first step to sell your product, services or your ideas. Through a website you can not only advertise your products and services but also actually sell your product using online-shopping applications.
What is the minimum requirement for a website?
You need a registered domain name, a hosting account and a few web pages to host. A domain name is your unique online address that your customers use to find your company on the Internet. Ex: www.vrkwebdesign.com.au The name should ideally indicate who you are and what you offer. A new domain name costs $15 to $25 pa. You can also buy any existing domain name for a premium price if it is available for sale. Hosting is renting a space on the Internet for your web pages, images, audio, video and web applications and databases etc. Shared hosting costs start around $120 pa. A dedicated hosting costs more. It usually takes about 24hrs to register up your new domain name and hosting account. If you already have a domain name and hosting account we can also use them.
How quickly can we have our web presence setup?
We can establish your web presence in just 24 hours with a landing page displaying your company name, logo address and a brief description of your product and services “FREE OF CHARGE”. All you need is a registered domain name and a hosting account. If you do not have a domain name and hosting account we can register on your behalf.
How long it takes to make a website ready from scratch?
This is a tough question to answer. This entirely depends on the size and complexity of your business. In a week’s time we will be able to finalise the design. The basic content and relevant images of your products and establishment etc have to come from you. We will do copywrighting and produce some visuals based on your inputs. If required we need to (re) design your logo. It is important that one of your representative works with us through out the process to make information available and provide clarifications. Usually a website can be ready within 4 weeks of availability of basic info. Obviously any changes sought during the development process will add to the delivery schedule.
What inputs do we need to provide for the website?
We need to know as much info as possible about your business. We need to know clearly, what is it you want to achieve through the website. Your target audience, your business structure, any existing website or print material such as company brochure, product catalogues and any existing images or photographs that depict your business, products and services. During the free initial consultation we will provide a list of the above requirements. We will work with what is available.
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