So, you need a website but you don’t know where to start. I don’t blame you, as unless you’re in the industry the options are overwhelming – from large providers to trendy freelance web designers it seems like every man and his dog are offering some kind of service to get you on the web.
So Sam, if there’s so much out there why’s it so difficult to get on the web?
Well, the answer is simple – unless you’re Apple Inc. boasting record breaking profits you’re going to find it hard to engage with a web agency. Ever wonder why there isn’t a price in sight when you trawl through their website? That’s because they tend to charge anywhere between £5,000 – £15,000 for a content managed site. And everything’s an extra. That’s right, you want to climb up the search engines? Another £2,500 please. Want to track how many visitors are accessing your site? Another £800 please. Oh you want a mobile friendly website? That’ll be an Another £3,000 please. This is on top of the standing charge needed to keep the service active.
Ok, but I know a guy that knows a guy whos sister’s friend makes websites. Can’t he just make me one?
Sure he can. But chances are if he isn’t an experienced web developer then you run the risk of it looking like something that has been created by a five year old. And this will damage your brand, probably doing more harm than good. Also, is he going to have the time and the motivation to keep your site up and running? And what happens when there’s a problem? This is often where things go wrong with smaller outfits and is why companies end up paying thousands to web agencies in the first place.
But I saw a great website that says I can do it all myself for free?
If only companies were that generous. Unfortunately these companies are not charities and instead lure you with the desire of a free or cheap website, only for you to then discover in the small print that after the first 3 months you will be charged between £15 – 40 per month thereafter. And what’s more, you have to do all the work yourself. That’s right, yesterday you were an electrician and today you’re expected to be a designer, developer and content writer. Sure, you’ll have some pre-built templates that look like everyone else’s website but that doesn’t change the fact that you have to build the whole thing on your own. What’s more as these website builders rely on templates they are very rigid and you will end up constrained to what they allow you to do, not with what you actually want.
Well that sucks.
Yes it does. But there is a solution – Webchieve.
- Fully Qualified in website development
– Sam Liddy BSc (Web Developer) – 1st Class with honours
School of Eletronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton
– 5+ years of industry experience working with clients incl. Virgin Atlantic, Barclays and PwC
- Fully Flexible (Includes Bespoke Development)
- Competitively Priced
– Prices start from just £199 – £19 p/m
- All inclusive
– Design, Development, Mobile, Search Engine Optimisation, Social Media, Analytics, Content Management, Domain Name, Hosting.. etc. Everything you need to succeed!
But don’t just take our word for it, here is a comparison of 3 popular providers (one for each category) with comparable packages vs Webchieve.
Not only is Webchieve cheaper to implement and maintain but our service includes more features, is more transparent (no hidden costs) and more flexible than all 3 providers.
|Case Study||123 Reg||Digivate||Anthony Munns||Webchieve|
|Package||Premium||Small – Medium||WordPress||Information|
|Setup Fee||DIY||£3000 – £6000||£999||£199|
|Trial Price||£9.99 p/m||No Trial||No Trial||FREE|
|Monthly Price (Excl. VAT)||£19.99 p/m||POA (Extra Cost)||£16.67 p/m||£15.83 p/m|
|Advertised Price Inclsuive of VAT?||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Actual Monthly Price (Incl. VAT)||£23.99 p/m||POA (Extra Cost)||£20 p/m||£19 p/m|
|1 to 1 Training||No||No||No||Yes|
|Custom Design & Build||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Contract||12 Months||12 Months||12 Months||0 Months|
|Logo / Stationary Design Incl.||No||No||No||Yes|
|Search Engine Optimisation||No (Self Manage)||£1000 – 3000||POA (Extra Cost)||Yes|
* Prices collated on 22/03/2015