WordPress Websites: As a freelance web designer, I specialize in creating custom WordPress websites that are more than just a digital brochure - they're powerful, interactive applications that help you achieve your business goals. From customizing premium themes to developing bespoke plugins and integrations, I have the skills and experience to build websites that are tailored to your specific needs and help you stand out from the competition.
HTML Websites: In addition to WordPress, I also offer HTML websites that are perfect for businesses and organizations that want a simple yet effective online presence. These static websites load quickly, are easy to navigate, and are optimized for search engines. They're also ideal for businesses that want to maintain their website on their own or require a cost-effective solution.
3D Websites: For those looking for something truly extraordinary, I am also experimenting with 3D websites using Verge 3D. As a proficient 3D modeler, I have the skills and expertise to create immersive 3D environments that can help you showcase your products, services, or brand in a unique and memorable way. Although these websites require a bigger budget, the results are worth it if you're looking to make a big impact and stand out from the crowd.
The cost of a website can vary greatly and depends on several factors, such as the complexity of the design, the features required, and the amount of time and effort required to complete the project. Our website prices typically range from R4000 to R80 000, and beyond. While it's challenging to provide an exact estimate without knowing the specifics of your project, we can work with you to develop a tailored pricing plan that aligns with your objectives and budget.
Out most basic website package covers the essentials, including a Home page, About page, Services page, Contact page, and more. The package starts at R4000, and we'll require your logo, company profile, and relevant images to get started. We'll then take care of the rest, using your provided content while matching the look and feel of your existing branding. If necessary, we can supplement your content with royalty-free online resources.
Please note that our basic package does not include eCommerce or a store, a blog, logo design, SEO, Google submissions, social media integration, hosting, or premium Wordpress plugins.
We can complete the basic package in just a few days, making it an excellent option for businesses looking for a simple, cost-effective website solution. This package is also ideal for those interested in reselling customised websites as we can produce around ten sites per week, allowing for a good markup.
For businesses looking to sell their products online, we offer a 5-page website with built-in eCommerce capabilities. This package includes SEO optimization, Google submissions, Mailchimp, Analytics, and integration with payment gateways like Payfast, PayPal, or Bitcoin.
Depending on the complexity and size of your online store, our rates typically range between R6000 and R18000. We charge hourly at our normal rate of R250 per hour, but we offer discounted rates for prepaid packages.
To make things simple, we recommend using our prepaid system, which allows you to track the project's progress, charges, and payments easily.
Depending on the size of your online store, completion can take between 1-3 weeks.
A contract and arrangement will also need to be in place if you wish for us to monitor, administer, and maintain your website and SEO for you indefinitely. This is because we cannot guarantee that your website won't break if you don't maintain your Wordpress website or if you inadvertently break it.
There are many reasons why regular maintenance is essential, such as keeping your website secure from hacks and malware, ensuring compatibility with the latest browser updates, improving site speed and performance, and keeping your content up to date. Depending on the amount of extra work required, this could be in the form of a monthly, yearly, or retainer service fee.
If you'd rather assign this task to a member of your company or do this yourself, we can also provide you with an appropriate training video. However, we are unable to guarantee success in either scenario unless we have exclusive access to the site's backend.
In conclusion, we hope that these pricing examples have given you a better understanding of our costs. However, we are always open to discussing your specific needs and budget to come up with a fair and reasonable agreement that works for both parties.
Please note that we do not work on a 30-day basis without advance funds, and for larger projects, we may request intermittent payments if you are unable to pay a lump sum deposit. This will be established and agreed upon before the start of the project.
In addition, it is important to have a maintenance plan in place to ensure the longevity and functionality of your website. We offer maintenance services for a monthly, yearly, or retainer fee, and we also provide training for those who prefer to maintain their website themselves. However, exclusive access to the site's backend is required for us to guarantee success.
Lastly, while you are required to have your own hosting, we recommend using our preferred hosting provider to keep all of our websites together in a familiar environment that we have control over and can easily monitor. Our current hosting provider charges R150 p/m for 5GB storage, unlimited email addresses, and R150 for .co.za domain registration.