What are the yearly costs associated with a business web site?
Your domain name (your www.com) should cost about $15 per year and the web hosting (the server space where your web site files are located) should only cost about $3-5 per month.
How much should web design cost?
At ONE STOP, web design pricing starts as low as $300 for a one page template that you use to create the rest of your site and can range to several thousands for a big, fancy site with shopping cart, FLASH animation, etc. Many of the small business sites we create range from $500 to $1000 depending on the amount of work and pages involved.
What's your best advice for someone who's getting ready to create a web site?
Very important: Be sure to include keywords in your domain name (www.yoursite.com.) Also, when it comes to selling with a web site, you're copy or text really is the most important part. There's no reason to spend a fortune on a fancy web site if a simple one will do. Be sure to give any web designer ideas on how to proceed with your site by bookmarking sites that you like for the look or function.
What's your best advice for someone who wants to improve their web site results?
Check your web sites statistics for a clear picture of where it's going wrong. Look at your web site presentation, as if for the first time, to help identify where you could improve. Check your search engine optimization to be sure you're reaching your buyers with keywords that people are using today to find your type of product or service. Find new ways to promote your site online and offline.
What information do you need to access my web site files?
We will need your FTP (File Transfer Protocol) information or control panel login to work on your web site. This information is usually included in the welcome message from your web host.
My last webmaster disappeared and I can't access my web site! What do I do?
This problem is more common than you might think. We can usually help you transfer your web site with very little trouble or expense.
Is it ok to contact people who have written testimonials for references?
Yes. All testimonials have been contributed by real clients who are glad to confirm their experience with ONE STOP.