At Werri Media, we’ve been building websites for over 10 years. In that time we have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. We crafted this FAQ page to answer many of the frequently asked questions we were asked along the way.
Q: I am totally new to this “website thing”. How does the whole process work?
A: Never fear, that’s why we are here. The first step is a free consultation in which you can ask as many questions as you like over a cup of coffee or tea. No stress, no commitments. If you decide not to work with us, you’ll have plenty of questions to ask another web developer.
Q: How long has Werri Media been building websites?
A: We published our first website in 2005. So we’ve just eclipsed 10 years in the biz.
Q: How much does a website cost?
A: The cost of a website can vary quite a bit. But for small businesses, we don’t recommend spending more than about $5,000 unless you have a very clear business objective in mind. Our projects start at $2,000.
Q: How does the payment process work?
A: The project begins with a 50% deposit. One week after the project is officially launched, we’ll invoice you the remainder
Q: What kind of businesses do you work with?
A: We work with a broad range of company types [small start-ups, large corporations, nonprofits, B2B, B2C and more] across many business industries [technology, food, apparel, health + beauty, camps, travel, finance, arts, fair trade, and more.]
Q: Do you provide marketing services as well?
A: We do. But honestly, most small businesses don’t need much beyond basic web content, SEO and some targeted advertising. If you want to go “all the way” we recommend a Reviews strategy too.
Q: How long does it take to build a website?
A: This all depends on you. We can knock out a basic draft in less than 2 weeks. The finer points? Those will depend on your specific wants and needs.
Q: What platform do you build your websites on?
A: We build all of our websites on the open-source Content Management System (CMS) platform called WordPress. Why WordPress? Because it provides a series of simple publishing tools to let you edit your own content. That way, you’re not locked into a website management contract.
Q: Can you help me update my existing website that another web firm built?
A: Only if they’re WordPress based. There’s honestly not much point asking us to help you unless you’re willing to transition to WordPress.
Q: Can you help me write content for my website?
A: Yes. We include copy writing and editing in all of our proposals. We also build your sitemap and help structure the foundation of your website in the planning stages.
Q: Can you help me source photos for my website?
A: Yes. We will help you source stock photos from sites such as shutterstock.com. We also have photographers and videographers available to produce custom photography and videos for your website which we HIGHLY recommend.
Q: Do I own my website?
A: YES! Everything that we build will be 100% owned by you. Most of our clients stay with us for the life of the website. Our team is just irresistible that way. But if for any reason you decide you want to take your site to another hosting service and get another company to service the site, we will happily assist you in making the transition as effortlessly and efficiently as possible. The website is yours after all, and we want you to take it wherever you go.