If you’re a business owner on the fence about creating a website, let’s save you some time—you need one. A good one. A professionally designed, lead-catching, sales-increasing, brand-differentiating website.
When it comes to website design, there are several factors one should consider. Initial investment is one of them but one should be cautions on deciding on which way to go based on initial price. What one may save initially, he or she will loose more long term when it comes to getting your website to deliver what you expect from it.
While you may be tempted to go with the cheapest option such as DIY website builders (Wix, GoDaddy, Vistaprint etc.) you should consider what you get and the real adjusted cost of the developing the site. You will still have to invest in developing your website’s collateral (writing your text, researching and developing topics of interest and relevance to your audience etc.). Furthermore, while such platforms offer all in one solution such as SEO and marketing, the level of marketing and fine tuning your website built with DIY platforms and that built with custom WordPress solution can never be measured on equal level.
DIY Website Design and Website Development – Pros and Cons
Yet, we have not discussed the most important reason of being cautious when deciding on DIY approach. Most DIY platforms such as Wix, Godaddy, Vistaprint etc.) are built on a proprietary technology so they are not universally transferable as WordPress built websites. Once you commit to DIY platform, you are commuted to it long term and cannot port or move your website elsewhere without significant engineering and building it from scratch again.
Furthermore, with any DIY platform website builder, there is an inherit limit of what once can and cannot do. You are given a finite selection of options and block which you can mix and match to build a relatively nice looking website, you are limited to those options and cannot ask or implement anything else. WordPress core on other hand is complemented by infinite extension capabilities via third party plugins that can extend the functionality of your website to what you need it, now as well as later.
There are literally millions of developers and even more plugins that had been built for WordPress and majority of those plugins are either free (licensed under GPL license) or priced reasonably to anyone. So your website will never outgrow itself and you can expand and extend its functionality as your business grows and expands.
Frequently Asked Questions
In order for people to be able to see your site it must be hosted somewhere. We provide the hosting of your website, along with regular backups, so your website is always accessible.
All websites need regular updates and changes to keep them up to date and maintain user interest. We manage your site and make all the necessary changes, as they are needed, with no worry for you!
Totals can vary depending on things such as how many pages the website will have along with the features and functionality that is included in the layout.
Our fees are very reasonable and include all that is needed to get your website up and running. These necessities include basic SEO, optimizations for speed and content deliverability, images needed, and any necessary plugins.
Every package (even the basic one) includes a commercial theme and we offer updates for as long as you remain our client.
We also include our full suite of plugins (several of which are upgraded versions no avaliable for free). Those include plugins for editing your content (such as Elementor and Elementor Pro), backups and archiving (All-In One WP migration with Google Drive, FTP and unlimited file extension addons), web forms (full WP forms suite with all paid options), SEO and security.
Notwithstanding our time to configure every plugin, if you were to purchase the entire collection of plugins and other options we include with every package, you should expect to spend upwards of $500 to $1,000 or higher! We offer all of this, and more, free with every new website package.
Yes, we do! We have on-staff professional content writers that are available to provide partial (or complete) content for your website. This service is included with our Plus and Enhanced packages but can be added on to any other package you may need.
All of our website development, SEO, PPC and all other services we offer (with the exception of website hosting which is done by our service provider IONOS) is done at our offices in Edmonton, Alberta.
We only use our own staff for the work we provide and never outsource any of our services.
Yes, of course, Boost5 Marketing Group strives to make sure our services are affordable to our clients. We offer custom payment plans, for the majority of our services, with internal financing and interest rates as low as 0% O.A.C.
With our in-house financing, discussing and crafting a custom payment plan for your digital marketing project (new website design, SEO, digital marketing etc.) is a breeze.
We, on average, approve +95% of all financing applications, so your digital presence does not have to break the bank!