I almost fell of my chair as a business owner told me last week that their website company charges them $700 per page to build a new page on their website.
So, tongue in cheek, I proposed that he budget . . .
for a few new pages and get a completely new website where he can add as many pages as he wants completely free of charge.
Some websites are still locked in to coding and programs that only the web developer can understand or use.
The result is that they are locked in to paying exorbitant rates for doing something as simple as adding or changing content on their website.
And some websites are fairly simple to use, but the web company just keeps their clients in the dark about that.
The bigger result is that the website does not get changed or updated very often, or at all.
And this ultimately has a negative impact on the value and usefulness of the website to the business owner, and to Google.
Here are some questions that you should ask before getting started.
- Can I add new pages?
- Is it easy for me to edit content?
- Will you help me if I get stuck?
- What will that cost me?
- Would you show me how that works before I start with you?
You should expect to get answers
- Yes, we even have online tutorials that show you how
When you get the right answers, you can be reasonably confident that you are not going to be held to ransom when it comes to making changes on your website and keeping it up to date.
You don’t want to build the website yourself . . . that is just too hard and complicated if you want to get it right.
But you do want to be able to add and update content on your website with a minimum of fuss.
Support and Training
If you want to keep your website maintenance costs down, it is important that you work with a company, (like Hotpink Websites), that is willing to train and support you in using the website to full advantage.
This is definitely a key part of our philosophy at Hotpink Websites.
It is built into the way that we do business, so that you get the best results in the long run, while keeping your costs down.
For example, all of our websites have a video tutorial section where you will find a library of 1-2 minute video clips showing you step by step how to use the website.
Please ask to see this during our initial chat about your new website.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- Ask these questions before getting a new website.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Being someones FIRST may be great but being LAST is perfect.
Remember – $700 per page