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Columbia’s Premier Website Design?

So, what separates our website design services from every other firm South Carolina?  Insight!

At Real Internet Sales, we will take time to understand your needs and budgets.  We will help you set reachable and sustainable goals with your marketing.  Goals that not only allow you to thrive in the current environment but that allow you to dominate in the future.

How much does a New Website cost?

If you’re thinking about getting a new website and want to know how much it will cost, you’re in the right place. Send the same proposal to 4 different website companies and you will get 4 different quotes, often with a very wide range in terms of pricing. Website design pricing can be tricky, the question isn’t just “how much will my new website cost?” the question is, “what should my expectations be for the budget I have?”

The truth is website design pricing can range from free, to over $100,000. The best solution for you will depend on how you, your goals and your budget align together. In this brief guide we will give you a sense of exactly what you can expect from a new website is any price range. We also offer suggestions and solutions that might be right for you based on your budget.

 

Alignment

Your goals, your budget and your personal involvement will all factor in to what type of website you will have.

How involved do you want to be in the process? With no budget you will be designer, developer, project manager, content writer and marketer. As your budget increases, so do your roles in completing the project.

Website Design Columbia SCGOALS:  What kind of a website do you want? Do you want a website that looks “good enough”? Better than your competitors? Or the leader in your industry? Each of these goals are different and your budget will have to adjust accordingly.

BUDGET:  Your budget will be affected by your goals for the site and how much involvement you want to have in the project. The higher quality website and less involvement in the deliverables, the more higher your budget will have to go.

Website Design Pricing, Free Websites

You want a new website but you have no money. No problem! There are plenty of free options available. Most of these solutions are free website builders which offer you a limited range of templates to choose from. Another option is to install a free WordPress theme on a self-hosted server. In this case you’ll still need to pay for hosting, which isn’t free and this option will require a lot more technical knowledge to implement.

What You Get

TEAM: Yourself
PLATFORM: Online Website Builder
DESIGN: Pre-Made Template
SPECIFICATIONS:
Pages – N/A
Page Templates – N/A
Revisions – N/A
SEO – None
Responsive Design – Not usually
Social Media Integration – N/A

Pros and Cons
PROS:
Affordable
Quick Setup
CONS:
Generic template design
“Free” Branding on site
Lack of customization
Lack on S.E.O.
Unprofessional look

Who is this right for?
First time blogger
Personal website
Small club or group

Can We Help?
Our quick consult program, leads you through a series of questions and alternative free website programs. And, while our service isnt free ($100 for a 30 minute review of options), it may save you from making a much more expensive mistake.

Resources

Here are some of the better free website builders available:
www.wix.com
www.webs.com
www.weebly.com

Website Design Pricing, Less than $1000 Websites

If you have a little bit of money to spend your options expand. You can basically go in a a couple directions. Either you can use some more expensive website building platforms such as Sqarespace.com or Godaddy’s website builder. Or you can purchase a premium theme on a site like Themeforest and upload it to your own self-hosted WordPress site. If you go with the WordPress option it will require a bit more technical skill and more time to implement.

What You Get
TEAM: Yourself
PLATFORM: WordPress
DESIGN: Pre-Made Template
SPECIFICATIONS:
Pages – N/A
Page Templates – N/A
Revisions – N/A
SEO – None
Responsive Design – Maybe
Social Media Integration – N/A

Pros and Cons
PROS:
Someone to help you design & develop your website
Some customization to your design
CONS:
Difficulty in communication
Difficult to manage your project
Inconsistent results, often unusable

Who is this right for?
Individuals with small budgets who are comfortable managing their own project.

Can We Help?
We often find new client that have started on this road.  Very often, people start out hiring a freelancer (locally or on a global site like freelancer.com or upwork.com) only to find the communication gap is to wide to bridge.  The project is at or coming to a sure and destructive end!  We can often enter as a consultant on the project, bridge the gap, and deliver the project!  Our fees vary as to our level of involvement on the project (consulting or actually doing the work of design or programming).

Resources

Here are some sources available for lower cost sites:
www.upwork.com
www.squarespace.com
www.godaddy.com
www.freelancer.com

 

Website Design Pricing, $2,500 Websites and Beyond

If you have up to $2,500, we can help you with ‘semi-custom’ or ‘customized’ design.  We will analyze your budget, objectives and competition to help you determine how to get the ‘best bang for your buck’!  Keep in mind, website design in only one area of your internet marketing plan!  To have a successful marketing plan, you need to ensure your digital marketing is covered on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), social media marketing (Facebook and Twitter), and local media outlets (FavoriteSun.com).  We can provide a turn key solution to all your needs—and, because we have access to all the pieces of the puzzle in one place, we can help you maximize your budget and spend.

 

Opportunity Cost

Warren Buffet, the world’s greatest business investor and second richest person on the planet, said that the key to making good business decisions is understanding Opportunity Cost.

Opportunity Cost is not just asking ‘Will I get a good return on my investment’ it is asking the question ‘Of all the things I could do with this money, is this the overall best thing I could do?’

When choosing a new website designer the question most people ask is ‘How much will this website cost’ but that’s actually not the best question to ask. The real question to ask is ‘Which website is going to produce the most value for my business overall?’

Someone getting a “free” website might think they got a better deal than someone who paid $5,000 for their website.  But the $5,000 website might have generated more traffic, more leads and more business than the “free” website and in terms of total dollars the “free” website might have cost the business $100,000 in lost business it might have otherwise gained.  And of course consider this, you can always get money back.  You can never get time back!

If you believe in the old adage:  Measure twice, cut once.  Let us show you the opportunities that exist in your next website.  Contact us today for your FREE WEBSITE/INTERNET MARKETING REVIEW.

 

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