Small Business Website Design
Starter Business Website – Ideal for a small business, any trade or a startup. What you should get and what you should pay explained
Small Business Website Design
Our starter business website designs are perfect for small businesses who want to promote themselves or develop their customer base on the Web. It is easy to get online and great value, with a small investment for a website design that can be upgraded at any time. It is not a one off advertising spend, but rather an investment that keeps giving you a return.
Sample Starter Website Structure – How your website is laid out
Our Starter Business Website Design Package comes with 5 pages as standard. Here is the typical navigation layout using 5 or 10 pages 1. Home 2. About Us 3. Services or products 4. Projects or Testimonials 5. Contact Us You could add in more such as
- Clients, Individual service pages, Case Studies, Special Offers, Useful Links, Gallery, Blog, Location, Our Team
Please Note: The navigation above is for demonstration purposes only and web pages can be freely added at will. Like Word it is easy to add, edit and delete content. Navigation can be on the top, the left, the right or a mix of all these. Whatever option you choose can be changed at a later date if you want to change it. The website design is created in such a way that you can edit yourself and change anything you want at any time. Colours, Text, Imagery, Downloads, Maps etc etc. Bigger Business sites will have more content, more pages, bigger or even Mega Menus to make it easier to find something. A Visitor should find what they came looking for when they come looking for it. Google will reward with high ranking any site that successfully answers a search term query. “This starter site is ideally suited to a small business or a new business or any business that does not need a bigger Business website or an online shop at this time. The website platform can be upscaled at any time in the future in line with your growth or new requirements.”
Small Business Website Design – What you should get
Starter Business website designs could give your company the web presence it needs for now. Here are the features, layouts & costs:
- Domain Registration – If you don’t have a domain www.yourname.ie, we can help register it for you. This domain would be registered in your name and on your credit card. We take care of the complicated stuff for you. Domains have a small annual fee
- Website Design Template – Every website design needs to have a look that best suits your company brand. We have design templates for you to choose from Free to whatever. You can change the colour, text & imagery. If your company has a unique design/brand/layout required for the website, we can custom design this specifically for you.
- Web pages – This Simple website design comes with 5 pages as standard. More pages can be added at any time, by you or us, in the future, so there is no need to try to cover everything on day one.
- Content Entry – When you have your pages content ready, email them to us and we will upload them to your new website. You have complete control over what your website design says about your business. Any item can be changed at any time. Any special graphic website design work required can be done by us and is billed separately.
- Image Gallery – You can include 5 to 10 sized images free as part of your basic web design package and you can add as many more as you like.
- Attachment Downloads – Each Web page has a facility for attachments allowing visitors to the website download pdf files from your website, such as a price list or timetable. You can include 5 Free as part of your basic package and you can add more.
- SEO – A website is not just for show, you will need customers to find your business listed on search engines such as Google and Yahoo. Our websites are designed with basic SEO in mind, making your website competitive in search engine rankings. We include some Free standard SEO on your Homepage to get your site picked up by Google and we list the site with Google Analytics.
- Google Maps – This feature allows visitors to view and navigate your location, project locations etc. We include one Free as part of the basic package.
- YouTube – Any page of your website can contain YouTube content that we can embed for you. A video is a great way of demonstrating your product or service to your customers. You can include one Free as part of the basic web design package.
- Email Accounts – Email is essential for every business, with this Small Business Package you will get an email forwarder account set up Free.
- Hosting – An essential part of having a website our Small Business Solution will host on any good hosting service. We recommend Siteground, InMotion or LetsHost, all about €60 pa and we recommend that the hosting account is in your name on your own credit card.
- Website Statistics – Once your website is up and running you will want to know who was on your website, what they were looking at and where they came from. This is available to you Free using Google Analytics, which we set up as part of the package.
- This is a lot, but if you need more check out our Business website option for a real professional business web presence.
Starter Business Website typical costs – How much does a website cost?
As a rule, expect to pay about €250 to €300 per page for a website. So, if you simply buy a design “theme” for a few dollars, you could have a 5 page website for about €1500. Recommendations – To make it look better add in a few hundred euros for good custom Graphic Design and the same to make the site Search Engine Friendly to get it optimised. Still you are up and running for about €1500. What do you get? 5 Web Pages, Content Entry, 5 Image, 1 Attachment Download, Basic Homepage SEO, 1 Google Map, 1 YouTube video, Google Analytics Exclusions: Website and email Hosting or Monthly Support Plan. Full SEO Search Engine Optimisation – add €750. This is what gets you found in Google. What is SEO?
Recent Example: Electrician in Dublin. 5 Web Pages with Content Entry including 5 Images, with 1 Attachment Download and Basic Homepage SEO, plus 1 Google Map, plus inserting 1 YouTube video and setting up Google Analytics Website Statistics. All for €1500 plus their US $49 Website Design Theme. Optional extras – Buying time – agree an hourly rate with your web partners:
- Content Editing
- Support & Maintenance monthly package – choose a package that suits you, buy the time in advance or not, to do a monthly audit for security and theme updates to keep your website up
- SEO package – choose a package that suits you if required to get targeted traffic to your website
- We can also refer Clients to Specialised Online Digital Marketing specialists, who can use our tools to drive your business.
The terms you agree for the long term are more important than the price is for the short term. Every single website needs reliable support, in the same way you need maintenance for your building, fleet or network. Or reduce any perceived risk by just investing €300 up front to rent a website as a service and €45 a month to include support – Talk to us
We offer 3 types of websites
- Recent Websites See our work Some useful advice before talking to any potential web partners.
- Guide to building a website
- What does a website cost?
- Choosing a web partner – questions to ask
“We get at least one good client a month from our web presence”
“Excellent, I will recommend you highly”
“I found the whole experience an absolute pleasure, I thought getting a website built would be so stressful but it wasn’t at all, Michael and his team made sure of that, I would have no hesitation in recommending MEANit Web Design Agency to any company wanting a quick, top class, quality service at competitive prices, the customer service is A rated.”
“You made it all so straight forward”:-)