Why Have Us Build & Manage Your Website?
We have been building sites since 1999.
Affordable monthly plans.
We treat your site just like it’s our own.
No need to write a big initial check.
Don’t worry about signing a contract.
You will happy with the results.
We are really easy to work with.
We are a Bellingham WA website design company. We primarily serve small business clients in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish Counties.
We don’t work with big companies. We specialize in working with small companies in Northwest Washington to either start or improve their company’s online presence and Web marketing efforts. Our objective is to help these companies grow their business each and every year.
How We Started
Okay, about 15 years ago, we started building and promoting small websites. And you know how it goes, if you do something long enough, after a while, you get the hang of it.
We don’t build websites for large companies. We specialize in creating and managing reliable, effective and affordable sites for small business owners.
Wondering What Your Site Will Look Like?
Your new website will probably look a lot like this one. And there are some good reasons for that.
There is a lot of research about what type of design works best for engaging visitors. We simply follow the guidelines from all those years of research. There is no need to reinvent the wheel.
The basic setup of yours will be much like this one. Of course, you will have your own logo, images and content, but the general layout should look pretty similar to this one.
Your home page will show your company logo in the top left corner. Your phone number will be in the top right corner. There will be several nice images.
We will use headlines and bullet points to illustrate your company’s key features and benefits. There will also be a column of text that discusses and promotes your business. Finally, there will be an email contact form and a bottom section that links to the other pages.
Your site will have all the necessary pages — a home page, a blog page (you can add to your blog if you want to, but it isn’t necessary), a page that lists the areas you work and all the services you offer, an about us page, a contact page, a privacy page and the legal pages.
You also have the option of adding additional pages either right from the start or at anytime as you go along.
Your site is built to accomplish two main goals. The first goal is to show visitors all the basic, important information about your business. Examples of this basic info includes the hours you are open, the types of services you perform, and how people can get in touch with you.
The second goal is to actually convince these visitors that you would be a good choice for them to do business with. Why build a website if it doesn’t convert visitors into callers?
Are We A Good Fit For You?
No Bellingham web designer really wants to turn away potential work, but some businesses match up to our services better than others do. It is in everyone’s best interest if we take on only those people we think we will do a great job for.
There are two groups of companies that we aren’t right for. First, we are not the best choice for a big company. If your business is already pretty big, there are several full-service design companies down in Seattle or up in Vancouver that will be happy to sign you to a deal.
Second, if you want an e-commerce website, we are not the best Whatcom County web designer for that.
So if you want to sell and ship products right from your site, or you want to charge visitors to get access to your site, that is not our specialty. We would not be a good choice for you.
We Create Websites for Small Service Businesses
We offer affordable and effective options perfect for the typical local service business. If your project falls into this category, maybe we would be a good choice for you.
We don’t mind talking with people. We’ll give you our honest opinion. We can discuss your project and we’ll let you know what we think. If we are sure we would not be the best choice for you and your business — we’ll just tell you.
We’ve also seen a lot of different online projects come and go over the past decade and a half. We’ve seen some projects that worked; We’ve seen some things that didn’t last long. We may be able to save you some time and money.
Where Exactly Are We?
We actually live in Ferndale.
If we can work it out, maybe there is a way we can meet over a cup of coffee or something. It’s nice to put a face to a name, but because everyone is so busy, getting together isn’t always realistic.
We understand how full your schedule can be, but if it’s convenient, maybe we could meet up.
That being said, we can just talk on the phone and discuss your business and our services. If you like what you hear, we can agree to the next step. We like to work fast. If you want, we can get started right after we hang up.
How Much Does a Website in Bellingham Cost?
We’re a little bit different than most designers. We do not charge a big upfront fee to get your project started.
We also don’t add on extra charges for hosting, logo design, or a domain name. Instead, we just have a flat monthly charge.
Why Do We Charge a Monthly Fee?
To start with, we don’t charge a big upfront design fee, so we save the business owner that big initial investment. Having a monthly plan spreads out that cost over months or years instead of having to pay it all at once.
Secondly, some small business owners think that once they have their new website built, they are done with it. They think the work is done.
But having a business website is similar to owning a building. There is always maintenance that must be done. And there are often improvements that should be made.
For example, we manage lots of websites. There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t receive several emails from our security software that lists the IP addresses of hackers who tried to get into one of our websites. You can worry about those hackers or you can let us do it.
Things break too. WordPress updates fail. Plugin updates fail. Hosting companies screw up. Your hosting server gets infected with a virus. For some reason, your entire site is gone. Your brother tries to edit your main page and now the page looks funny. Stuff happens. You can worry about them and fix them as they happen or we can do it for you.
We think it makes more sense to have someone like us monitor and manage your site.
We have three price packages you can choose from:
1. $75 per month
2. $100 per month
3. $150 per month
Our $75-a-Month Web Package
Our basic site hosting package includes these features:
• A complete website
• Professional web hosting
• All graphics and images
• A unique dot com domain name (we’ll buy one or use yours)
• A Logo (we’ll design one or use yours)
• Email (your site email will be forwarded to wherever you want)
• Regular monthly account check-ins
• Monthly WordPress and WordPress plug-in updates
• Important site security
Our $100-a-Month Package
Our middle Bellingham web design and maintenance package includes all the items listed in the base package, plus:
• Advanced security
• Weekly check-ins (rather than monthly)
• Site backups
• Monthly reports delivered to you
Our $150-a-Month Package
Our top package includes all the items listed in our mid-priced package, plus:
• Daily check-ins (instead of weekly)
• Two hours of additional work every month. We can use these hours to make optional site changes, improvements or additions. This is for whatever you want to do. Examples of this type of work might include switching seasonal promotions or coupons, changing open hours, adding information about new services, or making other changes or additions. This package gives you two hours each month to work with.
You Are In the Driver’s Seat
Just because we build it and manage it for you, you are always in control. You are never stuck with us. You can do whatever you want.
If you decide you don’t want us to manage it for you any longer, we will be disappointed to see you go, but it’s your site, you can do what you want. You could move your site to a different hosting account, turn it over to a different web designer, have your brother take it over — whatever you want. You are in charge.
And even while we are managing your site, you always have total access to it and control of it.
We build it using WordPress, you are given all the site information, so you (or someone you trust) can login and make changes if you want. You can add a new page or post, edit an existing page, upload new photos, whatever you want to do.
Or just have us do the work. It’s up to you.
You have the option of doing as little or as much as you want to do.
There is No Written Contract
We don’t think a contract is needed. It seems unnecessary. Look, we live right here. If there is a problem, just talk to us. Our verbal agreement is good enough for us.
If there comes the day when you want to stop using our services, you just call us or send us an email. You can cancel or switch your plan whenever you want.
Sound like it might work? Let’s Discuss It.