STEP 1 - Defining your website needs:
Ask yourself questions like:
- Who do i expect to come to my website?
- What am i trying to convey or accomplish with my website?
- Do i want to sell products or do i simply want to display my services or work on my website?
- How many pages do i want to have on my website?
- Do i want to have a message-board where people can share ideas and have discussions?
- Or do i want to have a blog where i can post writings on the topics of my choice?
Once these types of questions have been answered, you will start to get a picture of exactly what it is you want from your website.
STEP 2 - Establish your requirments:
Once you have begun to develop a picture of what you want and expect from your website, we can then create our "Requirements Document" which consists of:
- how many pages will be in the website
- what the pages will be, Home, Services, Contact Us, etc
- general layout, such as side navigation or top navigation
- style, such as, color combinations, font styles etc.
such as email forms, customer databases etc.
- who will provide content and / or art work for the website, company logos etc.
- time line for for the project as well as completion date.
- payment arrangements
Larger projects will require further levels of consideration to assess the additional technical requirements should they exist.
STEP 3 - Service Agreement & Deposit:
After the Requirements Document has been agreed upon, it can be signed by both parties, (you the client and ChantzTheWebsiteGuy). This document will now be known as our Service Agreement.
This Service Agreement is signed so both parties know exactly what work is expected to be done and as well as, it outlines the details of the website project.
When the Service Agreement is signed, a down payment of 1/2 of the cost of the job shall be submitted and away we go! The 2nd 1/2 of the website cost will be paid upon a "successful launch" of the website. See Step 5 below for what constitutes a "successful launch".
STEP 4 - Create or update your website:
The ball will now be in our court. The creation or update work, now will begin on your website. All timelines will be
to as agreed upon in the Service Agreement.
A mock-up of the new website shall be provided to view within 1-2 weeks of the work starting. This will ensure we are going in the same agreed direction from the get-go. Most website jobs will be up and running within 1 month.
STEP 5 - Review and final payment:
*** This is a very important part of the process. ***
Keep in mind, i want nothing more than for you to be 100% happy with the work provided and to continue as your website care-taker and I hope our previous works and success stories can attest to the quality of work I strive to provide.
But as websites go, you can have 100 people see a website and have a 100 different opinions about how it looks. This is why Step 2 Establishing the Requirements is so important.
So, in trying to be 100% fair to both parties involved, you will have 10 days (including weekends) from the launch date of the website to review, list and submit whatever changes you would like to the new website.
Any work done after the 10th day after the website's launch will be done at the rate of $85 per hour. See pricing for more details.
I am available any time by e-mail and telephone to discuss any unforeseen events that may occur and of course I will work with you to the best of my ability.
STEP 6 - Maintenance & Updates:
Depending on the type of website you have, some routine or scheduled maintenance maybe required. These can be done as frequent or infrequently as needed. We can do updates by the project or by the hourly rate of $65 per hour. See pricing for more details.
Please give us a call or send us an email for a quote, advise or for a specific question. See the Contact page.
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