Not to be considered exhaustive.
I have been building web experiences since 2009 and in that time have gained a lot of experience and knowledge. I provide this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions I've been along the way. This page is geared towards my digital products clients. For more information on coaching, click here.
How much does a website cost?
The cost of a website can vary depending on various factors, just like the cost of a house may vary. My website projects generally start in the $5,000 range for basic business sites and range upward depending on your unique needs. Projects that begin with in-depth strategy, involved branding, SEO, social media and content generally start in the $13,000 range.
How long does it take to design and build a website?
The time it takes to produce a website depends on the size and complexity of your site and the quality of content that you have ready to go. A basic website typically takes around 4-6 weeks from beginning to end. Advanced functionality or integrations add at least 2 weeks to development time.
Do I need my own domain name and web hosting?
Yes, my team and I will help you get this set up and we can work with your existing provider. I offer concierge premium hosting. I can set you up with a premium hosting account and if you have problems, instead of calling your hosting company, you call me. For many of my clients, this makes sense because they aren't sure about the language they need to know to describe the problems they are having.
Will my website work on mobile devices?
Yes it will. All the websites we design work on all current devices. Depending on your requirements we can design and develop your site using responsive design so that the site is optimized for mobile devices.
Do you do E-commerce/Online Store websites?
No, but I'd be more than happy to make an introduction to one of my e-commerce-loving peers.
What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System is a tool that allows you to maintain the pages of your website yourself, without the need for any technical skills. A CMS allows you to edit and add pages, images, products or blog entries to your website. No additional software is required – all you need is a web browser and an internet connection.
Do you provide training?
Yes I provide all our clients with training on using their website.
Can you help me with Social Media?
I sure can. As part of your project we can include social media services.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimization is all about getting your website higher up in the search results on search engines such as Google. The higher up the results you are the more traffic (and customers) you’re likely to get.
There are many aspects that go into achieving good SEO, and one of the most important is the copy (words) on your website. Focus on well written, keyword rich and appropriate content is the key.
Do you write the content for my site?
I can, but it isn't included in the basic web design costs. The client is in charge of delivering content or agreeing to a content package. I quote blogging packages on a case by case basis.
Can you design my logo?
Yes! However, logo design is most effective within the context of an overall branding strategy.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is your address on the internet. Typically this would be something like yourcompany.com
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is a service that allows your website to be viewed on the Internet. It’s basically a computer housed in a data centre that runs your website and email. I can help you decide what type of hosting is most appropriate for you.
Ready to find out more?
I'd love to speak with you to see how I can help you take it up a notch.
I provide web design, branding, strategy, and SEO for small businesses and medical clinics.
Sugar Five Design is located in the North Metro Atlanta Area and serves Canton, Woodstock, Marietta, Kennesaw, and all points national.