Frequently Asked Questions

No one likes surprises.  

Webcami Site Design has launched over 400 websites since 2002

Here are the top questions have I been asked over the years:

How much does a website cost?

You might be asking, why is the typical price range so wide? An analogy would be to ask "HOW MUCH DOES A HOUSE COST?" It varies on where it was built, how much square footage, how it's constructed... you get my drift! With web design, a four page website using a template with a small amount of customization is quite different than a custom designed website with dozens of pages, a membership wall and a shopping cart.  The majority of websites that I build are in the $2500-$5000 range. Each project is different. Knowing the number of pages and features you want is key. Fill out my project application to help us determine your needs. 

How long does it take to design and build a website?

All estimated completion times are approximate.  It is a good rule of thumb to expect the completion of a site to take anywhere from  8-20 weeks after all the content has been provided by you or others you have hired.   I will send you updates periodically as we work.

Timeline example: You provide all your content on May 1st and I’ve estimated 8 weeks to completion, that means your website will be published on or near July 1st. If you have a delay in getting me all your content, that time frame is pushed out accordingly.  If I receive your content on June 1st, your estimated completion is now August 1st.

Who do you work with?

I work primarily with small businesses, 1-25 employees and work across many industries and organizations nationwide.

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Do you have a contract?

Yes.  I have a web design contract that must be signed before any project begins.  I do not make any changes/edits to my contract for any reason.

How do I pay you?

All projects have a payment plan determined by the size of you project and how much of you content is ready to go.

All projects require a non-refundable deposit.

I accept cash, checks and credit cards via PayPal online.

Do you outsource?

I do not outsource any design work.  I do have a virtual assistant that helps me with administrative duties.  She may contact you on my behalf in the course of our work.

What is a domain name and what will it cost me?

A domain name is your address on the internet.  It will most likely end in .com.  It costs approximately $15 a year for your domain name.  I recommend GoDaddy for domain registrations.

What is web hosting and why do I need it?

Website hosting is a place you "rent space" to keep your website files.   Your domain name will point to these files and this is what makes your website appear on the world wide web.  I do not provide web hosting but I will help you set up your account if you need it.

Shared web hosting will cost you approximately $60- $120 annually, depending on your needs.  I recommend GoDaddy Managed WordPress for web hosting.

Do you set up my domain name and web hosting?

It very important that your domain and hosting are in your name for many reasons. I recommend GoDaddy for domain registration and hosting and will assist you in setting up an account in your name at GoDaddy or a provider of your choice. I do not offer hosting services.  

Can you set up my email?

I don't provide email set up or IT services.  I will link your email on your website and configure your forms to your email account.  But you will need an IT professional to assist you with set up of your email accounts on your computers and phones.  I have a trusted referral partner I can put you in contact with if you need help!

I need a logo. Do you do branding?

Webcami Site Design does WordPress web design only.  If you need a graphic designer or help with your branding, I have a wonderful professional to introduce you to!

I hate writing. Will you write my website copy for me?

I do not provide any copy-writing or text editing services.  All website text must be fully edited.  I have a great network of copywriters I can introduce you to!

What is SEO?

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a web search engine's unpaid results—often referred to as "natural", "organic", or "earned" results.

Bottom line, it's showing up on Google search.

Do you provide SEO services?

Webcami Site Design provides on-page SEO services.  Your website framework and theme will be SEO friendly.  I will install a basic SEO plugin and if you provide them, enter your keywords and page descriptions for you.  SEO is offered as part of my client care plan.

Webcami does not provide any pay-per-click or Google Adwords campaigns.  For full service SEO, I have referral partners to send you to.

A robust SEO campaign will cost you anywhere from $1000-$2500+ per month.

Do you work with Weeby, Wix, or Squarespace?

Webcami Site Design focuses exclusively on WordPress web design. The only other platform I work with is Shopify. And that is only on a consultation basis.

I have a WordPress.com site. Can you help me with it?

If you want to convert your site to a self-hosted WordPress site, the answer is YES!

I do not provide services for WordPress.com websites. WordPress has two different delivery methods.  WordPress.com is the retail side of WordPress and a place you can set up and host a website for free.  It's for the do-it- yourself crowd and a great way to get a website up without a big investment. WordPress.org is where you can download your own version of WordPress on your own hosting (self-hosted) and customized beyond what WordPress.com has to offer. Think of .org as the wholesale version.

All websites designed by Webcami are self-hosted WordPress websites.

I have a ton of questions about your care plan. Can you answer them?

I have a separate FAQs just for care plan questions.