How long will it take to complete the project? There is no exact answer to this, but most projects are completed fairly quickly – within 2-3 weeks. The process will move much faster when you have you copy (text) and images ready at the start of the project. Below is an overview of how most projects are completed.
Step 1: Fill out the quote form and setup a brief phone meeting:
I want to get an understanding of your business so that I can make your website reflect your business goals and mission as best as possible. Together, we will decide which pages and site functionality you need. I can address any questions you may have, and to decide on the best plan of action for your site.
Step 2: Contract & Payment:
After deciding that we are a right fit for each other, a signed contract and 50% deposit secures your spot on the development schedule. 50% down to get started and 50% upon completion of the project.
Step 3: Submission of Materials & Development:
Submit your copy (text) and any images you want to use. I will then begin to create your website and any printed materials (if desired). All work will be created on my own server during development.
Once I have your approval on the website and printed materials I’ve created for you, we will send you a final invoice for the completed work.
Step 4: Learn How to Update your Website:
Once the website has been approved, you will receive documentation on how to update your website. We can also schedule a training session via Google Hangouts or Skype. The training session should take about 30 minutes.
Step 5: Secure Hosting & Domain Name:
You will be guided through the process of purchasing your own domain and hosting if you do not already have one. Domains generally cost between $10-15 per year and hosting can cost between $4-9 per month – we will help you choose the package that fits best for your needs and budget. I will need the login credentials for your hosting account in order to make the final transfer of your website.
Step 6: Final Payment and Transfer of Project:
You will pay the second half of the payment, and I will transfer everything to your server. After the transfer is complete, I’ll run through a final set of tests to be sure that everything is functional, and you are all set! You will also receive high resolution files of the artwork we created for any of your printed materials.
Optional: Creative Retainer Agreement
Whatever Media will provide minor tweaks and updates to your site for 14 days after your site launch. This includes any small text edits and tweaks to anything that is not working properly on the site that we find out about after the launch. This does not include new graphic design elements or adding new functionality or pages to the site. If you are interested in retaining me to provide services after the project is complete, please click here to read about our Creative Retainer Agreement.