Affordable Web Design Ltd's professional web designers offers low cost web solutions for all your web design and development needs.

COSTS INVOLVED IN A WEB PROJECT

Affordable Web Design Ltd knows that the world of web development can be quite confusing, so we try to make it easy for all to understand!

There are three main factors associated with any web project, no matter which web designer you go through:

  1. Domain Name - this is your unique address and there can only be one such name in the world at any given time.
  2. Yearly Hosting-the physical "machine" needed to make your website visible on the internet.
  3. The Website Design - can vary from just a few pages to hundreds of pages and the cost usually reflects the amount of time involved in a project. The more functionality in a website, the longer it takes to put it all together!

Examples of other factors that would normally affect a web design and development price:

  • SEO - additional steps to be added so that you can be found through internet searches
    Even though it takes extra time to add in all the parameters necessary to help you be found through internet searches, Affordable Web Design Ltd does not charge extra for doing this when we are creating your new website.
  • Programming - for such things as E-stores, Content Management Systems that allow you to look after your own updates, calendars, online payment, etc.
  • Photos from online stock photo sites - we can research images for you, but you are responsible for the cost of the stock photos, if any.
  • Additional services such as content writing, photography done through our own photo shoots, site maintenance and updating if required, etc.

We invite you to visit each of our services pages in order to determine the cost of the various add-ons when they are requested.

DOMAIN NAME

CAD$25-$30 yearly registration, depending on the extension you choose. We help you research your name and we do all the technical setup for you.

  • A domain name is your address on the internet. Domain names do not necessarily have to be the same as your business name.
  • You can have more than one domain name, one associated with your website and any other "pointed" to your main domain name.
  • We can buy your name for you through our affiliated registrar - the current cost for a .com extension is $25 a year, and the current cost for a .ca extension is $30 a year. This includes us researching your domain name for you and setting it up on the Registrar's server.
  • Other extensions are also available and may vary slightly in price.
  • Already have a domain name through a different Registrar? No problem!

YEARLY HOSTING

CAD$120 + applicable taxes per year.

  • Hosting services allow your website content to be visible on the internet.
  • As part of our one-stop-shop concept, Affordable Web Design Ltd works with a very reliable hosting provider. You only need to contact us and we will take care of any questions or concerns.
  • Hosting fees are charged by the year, in advance, and are non-refundable, and equate CAD$10 + applicable taxes per month.
  • Our hosting fees include up to 5 email accounts (more are available if needed).
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BASIC BUSINESS BUNDLE

$649.99 + applicable taxes[includes your first year of hosting on our server, a $120 value]

  • The purpose of this type of starter website is to give you an online presence to which you can drive your customers through other means, such as flyers, business cards, advertising, etc.
  • These "online brochure" type of websites are comprised of 4 pages and a limited amount of pictures.
  • They are not large enough to allow us to properly incorporate Search Engine Optimization parameters to help you be found through internet searches. If your business needs to be found through internet searches, we recommend our custom website design.

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BUSINESS BASIC PLUS

$999.99 + applicable taxes[includes your first year of hosting on our server, a $120 value]

  • In addition to what you get in our Basic Business Bundle, this option includes a very easy-to-use administration panel to allow you to look after your own website updates.
  • We build your "online brochure" type of website with 4 pages of content, as well as pictures supplied by you.
  • As with our BBB above, for success with SEO and high ranking, if your business needs to be found through internet searches, we recommend our custom website designs.

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CUSTOM WEBSITES

Starting level - $1800 + applicable taxese. Click here to view more about our custom websites, based on a project time of 20 hours.

  • All projects use this initial estimate as a base, upon which we then add whatever the client needs in additional time.
  • This initial estimate works very well for the majority of our small business websites and unless you have above-average needs, you should be able to stay within this price range.
  • We will let you know if any of your requirements are actually beyond what is normally included in our 20-hour estimate before we begin your project so that there are no surprises.

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MAINTAINING A WEBSITE

No monthly fee - we only charge for the time it takes to do your updates for you.

Looking after a website content yourself might sound easy, but it's not.

  • Do you have basic general knowledge on how to work within an administration panel?
  • Do you know how to work with picture, sizing them properly? Improper sizing can throw the alignment of your page off if you upload the wrong size, etc?
  • Most importantly, do you have the time to keep your website updated?

If you answered no to any of those questions, then you would probably be better off simply having us do your updates for you whenever you needed them. We apply a time charge only, based on the time it takes to do your specific update. We do not charge any monthly update fees.

If however you answered yes to those 3 questions, then yes we have user-friendly solutions for you which can be achieved through additional programming.

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

No extra fee - we incorporate "all the right stuff" into your website as we are building it.

Just having a website does not automatically mean you will be found through internet searches.

  • The majority of our competitors do very little to help you with internet searches, and those who do usually charge extra for this service
  • Affordable Web Design Ltd is proud of our success rate in helping our clients rank highly in internet searches
  • We add in the parameters as published by the major search engines into each of our custom designs as we are creating the website at no additional cost.
  • It is however a great idea to update your website every now and then, to reflect any changes in SEO technology since your website was created. We only charge for the time it takes to add whatever is needed, and this is considered an "update".

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PROGRAMMING

Varies according to your needs

  • Affordable Web Design Ltd is proud to employ the services of several knowledgeable and experienced programmers to create whatever you need, completely customized for your use.
  • From calendar of events to full e-commerce online stores, we listen to your requirements, then we build it for you, all at extremely competitive pricing.
  • Once we discuss your needs, we will ask our programmers to quote on your requests. Our programming rates are extremely competitive, usually a lot lower than most of our professional competition.

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