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Web design FAQ

What does FAQ mean?
What do I need to get a web site?
How do I pay?
How much will it cost to get a web site?
Which package should I sign up for?
I am a total newbie – do you offer help?
Are there cheaper options?
How do I contact you?

What does FAQ mean?
Frequently Asked Questions. (There’s no such thing as a silly question.)

What do I need to get a web site?
Basically, you need three elements to have your website online:
One – You need one or more web pages (the website).
Two – You need somewhere to put your web pages. The place where the web pages are kept are known as the server or web host. Believe it or not, some servers charge a lot for hosting: roughly $50 to set-up and then you pay a monthly rental of about $25 per month (and upwards.) Our entry hosting package is only $150 per year.
Three – You need a domain name or web site address (also known as URL) e.g., nzwebs.co.nz’s domain name is www.nzwebs.co.nz – your domain name needs to be configured with wherever your web pages are hosted so that when anyone types in your web site address it points them to your web server where your web pages are hosted. Of course, we can also register your domain for you and point it to your website. The cost of the actual domain name is NZ$55 per year – it’s also possible to have more than one domain name pointing to your website.

Please see the infographic Three things you need to be Online.

How do I pay?
You can pay by bank deposit, online or visa at PayPal. We are also happy to accept payment by automatic bank payments, if this is arranged at the time of booking the work in. Full payment of hosting and domain names is needed upfront for clients receiving free websites. As well as full hosting and domain payments, a deposit is usually required for new clients requiring other websites. I also offer a 5% prompt payment discount on the cost of the website which most clients take advantage of.

How much will it cost to get a web site?
Our prices vary as we have different packages with different value depending on the solutions you need.  For example, we offer packages which also include social media training and further on from that, even multi-lingual sites which may or may not include video showreels and use of our Webs Assistant where work on your website is carried out for you, from resizing images and adding them to your gallery to updating plugins, adding blogposts or products, and even updating your social media and editing and posting your youtube videos.  All of our sites are customised CMS websites (Content Management Systems where you log in through an administrator panel and make your own changes) and these start at $1,799 + gst which includes video tutorials and optional youtube setup, as well as our short youtube tutorial course on video which is sent to your email. We also offer other tutorials too, exclusive to our clients.  Manual Submission to search engines starts at $100 + gst and it is something our Webs Assistant can do for you but you can save money by doing this yourself.

Which package should I sign up for?
We prefer to specialise in what we know we do well, which are contemporary, mobile-responsive, search engine-optimised, feature-rich websites. All of our free websites still fit this criteria, so if this is something that satisfies you please accept a free website while the offer lasts. You may also pay for a website package if you wish to have advanced features which may or may not include the use of video or social media (for which we have training programmes), and which may or may not include multi-lingual or multi-regional content to truly reach a global market. We love to work with clients who are focused on getting results, prepared to keep their sites updated by their own efforts or by using a Webs Assistant and who are serious about using the world wide web as a solution to improving their outreach to their target demographic.

I am a total newbie – do you offer help?
Yes, as well as video tutorials for all of the CMS websites we provide, we also have face-to-face training at your premises, or even better, with Zoom (so you have a recording of your training), which can cover the real basics.

Are there cheaper options?
Yes, you can do it yourself and take advantage of freebie offers such as free hosting, or free websites, or whatever is on offer at the time. Web design is not what it once was where you used to have to learn coding etc etc etc. There are courses available which talk you through doing it all from scratch which, if you have the time, can save you a lot of money and provide a great skill in the process. Bear in mind though, this would take a lot of time, and if you don’t have a background in design, the site may not be as attractive as you’d wish.

How do I contact you?
My contact details are kept up to date on the contact page on this site.