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What does it cost to get a website?
This is probably the most frequently asked of all FAQs, and also the most difficult to answer. The reason being that there are so many facets and functions a website can have, it is difficult to give a ballpark figure. We are happy to provide an estimate of anticipated costs. A free one-hour phone consultation is offered to prospective clients.
What if I already have my own design? Will you build my website?
While The Web Professional can design your website for you, we’re also happy to work with a design that has been created by an outside graphic designer or your marketing firm. Just have them contact us, and we’ll do the rest in getting what we need to get your website project rolling. We’re flexible!
How long does it take to get my website completed?
The complexity and your level of preparedness will affect the amount of time required to complete your project. We can usually complete a brochure / informational type website project within days, when we have everything necessary. To fulfill your project, it’s helpful to have all major components in hand. Some of these components will need to come from you. Some will be developed by us. We will work with you to organize your project’s deliverables.
What are the main ingredients to building an informational website?
  • Approved design concept (layout, colors, fonts, navigational structure, content arrangement)
  • Website architecture (a list of pages and how they will relate to each other)
  • Photography and graphics to be used on the site
  • Editorial copy (in its final approved version)

 

Our company wants to become more involved in Social Media for getting more customers. Can you help us with this?

Due to the specialized and ever-changing nature of Social Media, we are pleased to recommend a few trusted affiliates who do amazing work in the area of social media. If you are interested in learning more, just give us a call 888-614-7776 or contact us by e-mail.

Is a WordPress site only for blogging or can I use it for my website too?
WordPress is quite flexible and there are many themes to choose from, which can be customized to give you a closer customization to your business needs.  WordPress is not always the best answer; however, it could be for your company, and we’re here to assist in exploring your options.
Is a Facebook page enough, or do I have to have a website too?
It’s best to do both.  We recognize the mammoth population on the various social media channels presents a chance to reach people where they are spending a good amount of their time.  Your brand image should be on the platforms that find audiences that fit into your target demographic.  Bear in mind, however, that not all of your audience will be on one platform, and when they go searching for information about you, they will likely want to visit your website, which is ultimately your central hub of information.
Do you charge for proposals?
Rarely, but sometimes, yes.  For a standard brochure / informational website we do not charge a fee to develop a proposal.    It is indeed rare that we would ever charge for a website proposal. Sometimes complex application development projects require a long, and detailed discovery process into the scope of project. Were that anticipated, we would certainly notify you in advance of related costs. Please note, we offer a free one-hour consultation to learn more about your project needs. Any proposal development fee would be credited against the project development costs, upon award of project to us.
Do you keep regular office hours?
Yes, The Web Professional is a full-time business.  So, if you call during regular business hours and happen to get our voicemail, please leave a message.  We will call you back promptly.  Or fill out our contact form here>>
What is website hosting?
Hosting refers to the computer that holds your website and the software to support its functionality, including Internet connectivity.
Can I host my own website?
You can, but unless you are a large company with a lofty computer budget and robust IT support services, the costs of hosting your own website will be prohibitive.  Website hosting is reasonably inexpensive part of website maintenance, generally ranging from $20-$50/month, depending on your needs.
Does The Web Professional, Inc. offer hosting?
Yes, we offer website hosting services exclusively to our website clients.
What does The Web Professional, Inc mean when it refers to managed hosting?
Managed hosting means just that. We manage your website’s hosting – period! If there is a problem with your websites hosting, we take care of it at no additional cost to you.

While you may enjoy savings in paying for hosting directly to a 3rd party, consider the value of the time you may spend on the phone holding for support.

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