What do you want your
site to achieve?
Is it to promote your company's image, to provide
information, or is to sell your services or products to a wider
market? If it is to sell your products or services, do you
want to be able to accept credit cards over the Internet, or
merely take orders and accept payment by either cheque or credit
card over the phone.
Whichever of these you are trying to achieve, then a website
can be designed to meet those requirements.
A family homepage?
Perhaps you are just looking to have a homepage for your family. Many
companies will give you free webspace so that you can have your
own website, for example Tesco, Freeserve, etc. You can
even register your own domain name and have it linked to your
free hosting. Cost of a UK domain £15.
If you would like me to help you design and load your
page onto the Internet, then I will do that for you.
What will it cost?
To register your domain name eg
myweb.co.uk will cost you £15 for two years. You can
either direct this to your free webspace for a nominal fee, or hosting it will
cost from £60 per annum. The cost of building your site
depends on what you want, but would cost approximately £200 for a site
with several pages.
If you want other people to be able to
find your website via the many Search Engines, you will have to
Including your web address on your letterhead or flyers is one
way, but the audience is limited. To reach out to those who
"surf" the web looking for products and services, it
is necessary to register your site with the Search Engines,
particularly the major search engines.
This promotion needs to be ongoing to ensure your site
remains near the top of the listings.
Promoting your site with the Major
US, International and UK Search Engines
would cost £120 per annum, for two submissions per month.
If you are
interested in taking your thoughts about your website further,
then do not hesitate to contact me, either by Email at David,
telephone on 07949 443579.
I look forward to being able to help you
put your ideas for your website into reality.