Where are you?
I’m located in Melbourne, Australia. All prices are in AUD.
Why WordPress? Isn’t it hard to use?
To read why I recommend WordPress, see this blog post.
WordPress can be tricky to use if you are not technical but with a bit of care on my side, I can make sure that it’s easy to use. I will provide you with a login that contains the essentials, cutting out all of the technical guff so that you can focus on the important stuff – adding and editing content. I will also provide you with a user guide and if that’s not enough, I can install a plugin with videos to guide you step-by-step.
Take a look at this image, does it look too complex to you?
What is included in the price?
Each READY2GO website price includes setup and installation of the site (on the hosting package purchased from me or provided by you), import of your content (either from an existing website or a Word document), customisation of the pages and elements within the site as agreed up-front, and a user guide.
The site will also come preinstalled with:
- WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor for inserting headings, text, links and images
- Page Builder plugin (add beautiful content without touching a single line of code)
- Editorial Calendar (so that you can pre-schedule your blog posts)
- Contact Form with CAPTCHA (security device)
- Backup, security and anti-spam plugins
- Yoast SEO plugin
- Some templates have extra features such as testimonials, blog commenting and timetable which attract no extra charge in those templates
For custom websites, please enquire.
What is not included in the price of a website?
I can provide the following at extra cost:
- Hosting (though this can be purchased separately, see below)
- Graphic design
- Extra paid plugins such as eCommerce and booking systems
- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
- Advertising or integration to advertising systems
Do I need a logo?
Not necessarily. Your website doesn’t need to include a logo. If you would like a logo, I can refer you to a designer or you can use one of the many websites that allow you to customise a stock logo for free (meaning, it’s not custom-made).
Which parts of the READY2GO WEBSITES can be customised?
We can change all images and fonts; you can choose a fixed homepage or a list of your latest blog posts (if you have them). I can also install a page builder which allows you to add rows of content containing text and images. You can add or remove content pages, sidebars, blog categories and menu items. In most templates, you can customise the header and footer, add slideshows and more.
What hosting package do you provide?
I can organise hosting and domain services through a local provider. Costs vary depending on the provider as they often have specials and introductory prices. Please factor in $100-$200 per year for these ongoing costs.
Can you write the content for me?
Yes. Please inquire about costs.
What is SEO and do I need it?
Search Engine Optimisation is the art and craft of developing your content so that it ranks well in search engines. This includes paying close attention to the title, incoming and outgoing links, the length and quality of your text, the identification of keywords that describe your business and the frequency of those keywords throughout your website. If you want people to find you via web searches, you need it!
Your website will be preinstalled with an SEO plugin which you can use at your discretion, or you can use my SEO services (see below).
WHAT SEO SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
I can help you identify your core keywords, give you tips on writing content that is optimal for search engines and insert your keywords into the website backend. I can also write your copy for you and optimise it as I go or I can edit existing copy.
Will I need you for any changes after the site is launched?
I will provide a basic user guide (with pictures!) that will show you how to update the content of your pages and add or edit blog posts. If this is still too complex or if further changes are required, I can do this at an hourly rate. I will also install automated backups, security and monitoring so you won’t need to worry about these, nor will your site require regular paid maintenance.
Will my website work on different devices?
Of course! All websites are responsive, which means they will alter themselves to all manner of devices.
Will my website be secure?
Being so ubiquitous, WordPress is a common target for hackers. But not to worry, I will ensure that security, backup and anti-spam measures are installed to prevent the worst as much as possible.
What are your terms?
I require 50% payment before work begins (after we have agreed on said work) and 50% on completion.