Echo Pines Designs Offerings:
- Build an initial online presence for a small business or organization (Note: All my designs are fully responsive, meaning they present well on every size device)
- Update an existing design
- Upgrade functionality and software
- Maintain software and content updates for clients who choose not to do this themselves
My goal is always to help you control costs and get the most for your money. One of the reasons I love WordPress.org as a platform, beyond it being open-source and the most flexible, is that, unlike “in a box” web builders, there are no monthly charges for its use.
A basic website build is often less than $500. This includes a wrap-up session after a site is live, so that you know how to make basic updates or changes to your site in the future – things like changes in hours, prices, or blog postings. You’ll find that it’s easy to do, and you’ll have control. Of course if you don’t want to handle ongoing updates, that’s fine too. For a small monthly fee I can handle routine changes and updates for you.
With WordPress there are many free themes and plugins (plugins add functionality) so it’s easy to choose options that keep costs down. (This site uses a free theme and all free plugins, to provide an example.)
There are two costs to a website that don’t involve me, but that you will need. One is the charge for the domain name (your URL), and the other is the charge for hosting (the company that will keep your website up and running). These are typically not expensive (from about $15 / year for the domain and $3 – $10 / month for hosting) and I can help you search domain names and make recommendations on hosting. I’m always ready to help.