Or perhaps they are not expensive but if done correctly they probably cost more than you expect but will well worth the investmetn. Here is a website design planning consersation, an example of a conversation we could have regarding an ecommerce photography website, normally people dont have a good grasp / idea of costings and dont see the ROI potential from having a website, this conversation demonstrates that:
[Website Designers] We just saw your comment about a website – when you get around to it then give me a call – all my contact details are on here
[Website Owners] I have already had a snoop at your website, very nice! I am currently doing a course on photography, and my partner is in the middle of converting our garage into a studio for me. I will be looking at setting up a website for the business, not only for advertising, but so that clients can access their albums online. Can you give me a rough ballpark figure on what it will cost me – dont worry, I wont hold you to the price, just need to know approx costings. I hope to be up and running by the summer
[Website Designers] We love photography websites and am quite popular with photographers and have done a few photography websites and the type of photographers website that is ‘in vogue’ is the ecommerce type where you can upload your photos which will automatically put them into your website that allows you to sell the photos. Take a look at this news / blog post that contains links to 5 of our photography / ecommerce websites.
The important thing is to give you the website exactly as you want it that has potential to grow and be easy to update and use for you, giving your new website and your new business the best chance to succeed, if you want to come to our office in Stanford then I can show you the admin side of the websites and give you a quick demo.
The type of website you need allow the Website owner / Photographer to upload their photos to the ecommerce part of the site which makes them available to people to purchase instantly, it will cost approximately £3000 to £4000 depending on a few variables like how much content / support / SEO you need / want.
[Website Owners] I have just fallen off my chair – had no idea it would be that much!!!
[Website Designers] Well you are talking to one of the best Essex website design companies and this company can deliver a website that not only looks and works perfectly on all mobile devices but will be highly ranked in the search engines, meaning that your website has the potential to rank above the others and get you more email / phone enquiries. You can go for a budget website that will never get you any business for a few hundred pounds or you can opt for a full featured ecommerce website that will make sure your business is a success on the Internet. The £4000 cost is the top end that includes everything ( logo design, 12 page website, multiple galleries, ecommerce, blog and a 3 month SEO project) The cost obviously comes south from £4000 once we decide what you need and want but I can assure you that £4000 is not expensive for what you get and in 3 years time you will be glad you got a website from us and invested in the business. The best way to show you the benefits is for you to come over and let me find out exactly what you want and need and let me show you what you get and give you a more accurate price
[Website Owners] I wasn’t knocking it because I know that I can earn that back in a few weddings – just a bit of a shock! The initial outlay is coming from partner’s pocket, which has already been a bit stretched. Once the studio is finished, I will start to earn a bit by charging people low prices, (until I get qualified) then I can pitch in financially too. Once I am in that position, I will definately make an appt for us to see you. Thanks
[Website Designers] Good look forward to seeing you and yes your right the cost of a website seems a large financial outlay but its your shop and needs to be open 24/7 and as I know from experience ‘if you buy cheap you buy twice’, as the saying goes
[Website Owners] My only worry is that the name I want will get used by someone else – dont suppose you know how I can stop that happening, do you?
[Website Designers] yes of course, get this asked a lot – you can get us to purchase and put a holding page up ready for when you want to start, normally the domain registration / hosting is included in the cost of the website. So we can buy it / configure and put up a holding page (as well as giving you an email address) for a small amount of money which will be deducted from your website cost once you start.
[Website Owners] Could we come and have a chat with you, my partner is on nights next week, so the only day he is free is Monday morning is that any good for you?
[Website Designers] Yes sure please come to the office we are at 52 Scratton Road in Stanford-le-Hope SS170PA got the address and a link for directions below.
[Website Designers] Hows it going with the business and the website? Trying to email / phone you recently about the website – please can you contact me as soon as your free about it. Can you message me when you are next online so I can send that password reset email that I need you to forward to me thanks
[Website Owners] Am now online – will need to be quick cos I’m at work. What do you need me to do?
[Website Designers] We need to you simply click on a link on an email to reset a password – when you are next on please message me, good to see you are making a go of your new job, regarding the photography site can you message me when you are next online so I can send that password reset email that I need you to forward to me thanks. Good good. Onwards and upwards.