Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have a few questions before committing to our web design services! Not about ‘how great our websites are’ but real concerns! Here are the answers to frequently asked questions and if you don’t find your answer – drop us a line.
Web Design and Development Questions
Does LairdPage specialize in WordPress websites?
Yes! We focus on WordPress because it’s easily accessible for our clients to update. It’s also search engine friendly. Find out more on an article I wrote: why use WordPress to build websites?
Do I need a website?
If you have a business then YES! Consumer behavior has changed. Most people today are using smart phones and tablets. A website is your top marketing asset and people will be searching for you – online.
How much do you charge for a website?
Depending on your needs, a website costs anywhere between £250 – £2000. It’s difficult to give an accurate answer without knowing more information about your project. We respect everyone has a limited budget and we should have a package to suit it.
How long does it take to build my website?
If you only want our demo pack, we could have this online within 72 hours. Websites are different in terms of scope and complexity. A typical website could take around 2 weeks assuming you have all the text and images prepared.
What kind of support will I have?
We will proactively monitor your site and stay on top with any necessary updates. You can rest easy knowing your WordPress website has the support it needs well after we have finished the design.
How do we communicate throughout the development Process?
Effective communication is essential on every web design project. We start with emails so you have a digital record of our web development process.
We can follow this with a video call through FaceTime, Messenger, etc although we prefer to use Zoom. Zoom is easy to use for conference calls, screen sharing and webinars etc – did we forget to mentions it’s also FREE
Why are your web design services so cheap?
We’re not cheap. We’re an affordable web development company that provide quality services at a price within your budget.
Just because we create low cost websites doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on quality!
What will you need from me?
We need to know your goals, and objectives. Depending on your website project we may also need:
- Images of your products, services team etc.
- Written content for the about us, services, team etc
- Login details for your existing website, and web hosting provider etc.
How do I pay for my website?
Usually we start with a 50% deposit dependent on your chosen package. This can be made via a bank transfer or PayPal etc.
The balance is paid 14 days after the deposit payment. This encourages you to provide us with the required information to complete your website before going live.
How many pages or posts do I get with my website?
You can have an unlimited number of pages for your website. We start you off with 5 pages including: Homepage, services, about us, blog and a contact page with an email signup form.
Can you write the content for me?
We have a copywriter who can create the content for your website however, it will depend on the package you choose.
Before we begin, we will start with a few questions and begin your research to create compelling content.
Can you buy the images for me?
Yes. We can purchase images from websites such as Freepik to ensure they are appealing and improve your users experience.
Can you buy my domain name for me?
No! We strongly recommend you register your own domain. Don’t put yourself at the mercy of a web designer and take ownership of your domain.
Don’t worry, we will provide support and guidance as it’s a very easy process
How much does web hosting cost?
It’s no longer expensive to host your website on cloud SSD servers. An average cost is around $10 per month.
We offer a 3 month FREE package followed by a monthly subscription. The price may vary depending on your web size and how many visitors you get.
However, we can migrate or build your site on any host of your choice.
If I already have a website can you change it?
Absolutely. This makes our web design process much easier as we can build your new website while the other is still live.
Once completed, we simply swap that tired old site for your fresh, new one!
Can I update my website once it’s finished?
Yes you can. This is one reason we use WordPress to build your website. You can easily make changes without having to know any code.
We also provide easy to follow step by step tutorials to guide you.
Will my website be mobile friendly?
Yes. Your website will be fully responsive and look fantastic on all devices. This comes standard without any extra charge!
How long will it take to get on the first page of Google?
There is no guarantee and it depends on the content and how well it is optimized. It can take 1 or 2 weeks for Google to visit and index your new website.
Following this, a new websites could take up to 7 months to see any decent page rank. However, we have had websites start ranking in only a few weeks.
Focus on content and avoid the shady ‘Google in 30 day’ offers!
Will you do the SEO for my website?
SEO is an ongoing commitment and not a one off project. We do offer plans which includes basic search engine optimization.
We can perform keyword research and optimize your website pages and posts for most search engines. The cost can vary and depends on how much competition you have in your industry.
Can you set up my social media: FaceBook, Twitter etc?
Although social media is not part of our web design services we can link your website to FaceBook, Twitter etc.
We do not work on these platforms.
Where are your customers based?
Our customers are based Worldwide! We have a strong presence in the UK, Singapore and Thailand. Perhaps that has something to do with my personal travels – Andy T. Laird