How Much Does A Website Cost?
The cost of a website depends on how simple or complex the site is as well as what add-ons, customizations and enhancements are needed. A simple 5-page, informational-only site with no “bells-and-whistles” for example would cost much less compared to 25 or 50 page website with custom forms, a member’s only area, the ability to accept payment and other special features. Once we receive enough information from you, we’ll be able to accurately come up with a proposal that we are sure will meet your needs.
NC Web Pros offers flexible payment terms. Make a deposit and spread the balance out over six or 12 months. A valid debit or credit card will need to be on file for automatic payment processing the first day of every month. Monthly payments are only offered to those who host with NC Web Pros.
Do You Use Templates?
Custom designed websites are our speciality and is the reason for our success. For a custom design, we first research thoroughly our clients’ products and services and identify their competitors. An Internet marketing specialist and a web designer works together to craft a design that will appeal to their potential customers, showcase their strengths as well as highlight their competitors weaknesses. Once that design is first “penciled out” a Photoshop mockup is created and approved by the client. From that a custom template is created, uploaded to the Internet and copy and photos are put into place. As you can see, a lot of research, personnel and expertise are involved in every custom design. A growing business more concerned with results would chose a custom design.
For start-ups or small “mom-and-pop” business, we use web templates ONLY if the client’s budget calls for it. We can bypass the marketing research and design drafts and help the client chose an appropriate pre-design template that accurately reflects their business. Customizations can be added to make the design “unique” specifically for each client. Once the template is selected, it is uploaded it to the Internet and content is applied. The process involves less time, less personnel and as a result, comes at a much lower cost. If budget is an issue, a pre-designed template “might” be the best option.
How Long Does It Take To Build A Website?
In regards to how long it will take, that again depends on the site (custom or template) and how quickly content is provided and changes are approved. It is different for every site. A good website is something you don’t want to rush, but its important to make sure it’s done right the first time, so there are no surprises in the future.
Do You Use Contractors?
So glad you asked! Some of our competition like to brag that they don’t use any outside contractors. Our entire business model is built on using self-employed, full-time contractors when the need arises. Here’s a typical example: A typical design firm may employ 10-15 employees. Two or three in management, an accountant, account representatives and a sales staff. Then you have designers and "maybe" two to four good programmers. Take all of the expenses associated with a full-time staff, vacation, insurance, etc., the cost of office space and related office expenses and guess who is paying for all of that?
While employees may be very good at their particular interest, they can’t be an expert on ALL technologies or interests. They have one or two specialities in which they focus on. What if your project calls for something different? Will they try to fit your project into a mold of what they do, when another method (an expertise they don’t have) would have generate much better results? And let's face it. How many employees are just simply trying to “make eight” and get through the day? How much time are you paying for that an employee is spending on social media while your project timer continues to run?
NC Web Pros is a full-service, home-based (keeping overhead to a minimum) web design and development firm that utilizes only full-time, self-employed professionals that we have carefully chosen based on their experience, portfolio and recommendations. Self-employed individuals bring a much different attitude to the table. They are motivated to make their own business a success and that success depends on you and I. We contract with professionals that represent every technology under the sun and contract with us at a wholesale rate. We in turn pass that savings onto you. So whatever your project calls for, we have the personnel and expertise to get it done, and we can get it done for less.