Invest in Your Business with a Professional Website
A website should be much more than just an online brochure for your business.
While a website is great for delivering information to your users, it also has the important job of bringing in more leads and generating more revenue. We understand that a great website is a vital tool and lays the foundation for all of your marketing strategies.
When you invest with us, we'll work with you to understand your business inside and out. We'll use this knowledge to build an amazing website that delivers on your goals and focuses on your needs.
We'd love to hear about your website needs, let us know if you have any questions at all...
We Do All the Heavy Lifting
We have the tools and expertise needed to deliver a website designed exactly to meet your needs...
We've already helped many small businesses from New Zealand and overseas, we can help you too...
We Use a Simple & Easy Workflow
We make sure that working with us is super easy. Here's a basic overview of our workflow and how you can expect a typical project to progress...
1) Initial Conversations
The first step is getting in touch with us. We'll have some discussions about your current situation, what your business is all about and what you need in a website. These conversations will also help us find out if we're a good fit for each other (we want a mutually beneficial relationship after all).
2) Contractual Agreement
Once we're both happy to work together and move forward we'll draw up some paperwork which both parties need to sign. The contract is simple and easy to understand.
We usually ask for 50% up front and 50% upon project completion (once your website is ready, but prior to going live to the public). We understand that budgets can be delicate, so we're open to some flexibility regarding payment arrangements.
[Week 1] Work Begins
We ask you to fill out some easy forms that we use to refer to moving forward. These forms help us gather specific information about what style of website you want, particular features you need, and generally give us all the information we require so that we can build the website of your dreams.
[Week 2] Website Draft Completed
We take your vision and information from previous discussions and use it to design and build your website. While this is going on behind the scenes we direct any visitors to an eye-catching "coming soon" page.
[Week 3] First Round of Revisions
Once the core elements are in place we'll show you our work so far and you can provide direction on what changes/tweaks you'd like to see. We continue working on your site and incorporate changes based on your feedback.
[Week 4] Second Round of Revisions
Work continues and you can make another round of revisions if required. Even at these later stages there's still a lot of work going on behind the scenes outside of tasks related to your feedback.
[Week 5] Final Touches & Testing
We make any final changes based on your feedback and begin the testing process. Testing involves insuring that your website looks great on a wide range of devices (such as mobiles, tables, laptops and desktops). We also test it using a range of different browsers, such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc.
[Week 6] Website Launch
Everything is looking good and working as intended. You're happy. We're happy. It's time to release your website into the wild. At this stage (once it's live) you'll be asked to begin paying your monthly hosting and maintenance fee. This covers everything that goes on behind the scenes to keep your site running smoothly including regular website backups, security monitoring, ongoing maintenance, and other tedious tasks you'd rather not deal with.
[Relax] We're Here for the Long Run
Once your site is up and running, we keep an eye on it every single day. We make sure that all ongoing maintenance tasks are completed, we make sure that it remains secure from bad guys, we make sure it runs smoothly and remains stable, and we'll run regular full backups of your website. It's all part of our amazing service!
That's basically the process in a nutshell. Keep in mind that these time-frames act as a guide only. Each project is different, with different requirements and varying complexity.
We're open to discussing this process within the context of your website needs, please get in touch if you'd like to talk about this.
Working with Us Has Many Benefits
We'll deliver everything that you would expect of a modern website, plus we go the extra mile when it comes to adding value in the long run...
Get as many pages as you business needs, including all of the typical pages you expect such as Home, About Us, Contact Us, etc.
Unlimited Email Accounts
Have a number of different business activities, departments or staff? You can have as many business email accounts as you need, plus you can link them to your mobile to keep connected on the go.
Look good on any device! Your website will be 100% responsive, meaning that it will automatically scale and display nicely on any device (mobiles, tablets and desktops of all sizes).
Free SSL Certificate
We'll save you money by offering to cover the costs for an SSL certificate for your first 12 months. An SSL certificate for your website ensures that all data that passes between your website and your user is encrypted, keeping their sensitive information protected.*
Complete Technical Support
We never leave - once your website is live and running we're still here to keep an eye on things. If something breaks then we'll fix it, end of story.
Secure & Reliable
You don't have to worry about security issues at all. Security and reliability are always key considerations for every build that we complete, plus we monitor your site in real-time so that we can quickly respond to any issues that may arise.
We are 100% responsible for the ongoing maintenance of your website. Software for websites is updated all the time (just like all software in general), and therefore it's essential to stay on top of ongoing maintenance tasks. We' do all of this for you, you never have to think about it.
We'll complete regular backups of you entire website and store them securely. This ensures that in the unlikely event that someone does go wrong, we always have a working backup of your website that we can revert back to.
If required, we'll build you a fully-functioning online shop capable of process online payments securely via credit card and/or debit card. We can integrate with all of the major payment gateways such as PayPal, eWay, Stripe, etc.
Is having a blog important for your business? We can set this up for you.
SEO and Google Integration
We integrate your website with our mighty internet overlords, Google. We follow industry best practices to ensure that Google is able to scan your website, understand the content on it, and therefore include your website in search results.
Full Google Analytics integration is included, meaning that you have access to all of your visitor statistics.
Social Media Integration
Your website will have full integration with leading social media platforms including Facebook, Google +, Twitter, etc. This means that content is easily shareable on these networks and is presented nicely when shared.
Is Facebook advertising a part of your marketing strategy? We'll insert the Facebook pixel into your website for ad tracking and analytics.
We make it easy to grow your mail list. If you need to capture visitor emails and sign them up to your newsletter then we can set this up for you.
CMS stands for Content Management System, it's fancy-speak for having an administrator area behind the website that only you (and anyone else you nominate) has access to.
Have you noticed that many small business websites have a note in the footer that reads something like 'Website made by Donkey Web Design'? Well, we think that's super cheesy and we would never do that.