Prices for web design, SEO and copywriting

I make high quality websites and provide amazeballs customer service. I focus on the outcome you want rather than the number of pages you need.

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Web design services

My value is in the quality of my work and the customer service I provide.

As a technology professional with more than 20 years experience in the industry, I know what works, what doesn’t, and why. I’m also able to explain it to you in non technical terms so you can understand why, too.

I’m not the cheapest but I do put my customers first, that’s why most of my work is via referral or personal recommendation. Irrespective of my prices I’ll find a cost effective solution that works for you, just like I do for my other clients.

If all you need is a cheap website then click here, that’s not me.

I maintain a limited number of paying clients at any one time (some for more than 10 years) so you’ll always get the support you need. For every paying client I have, I help a local business who needs a helping hand for free.

Guide prices

There are some guide prices below to help your planning. Naturally I’d prefer to talk so I can understand your objectives and business priorities – that allows me to work out exactly what help you do and don’t need. That may bring prices down so get in touch if you want to chat.

WordPress website development

I do not price “per page” – this leads to poor content design that goes against Google’s guidelines. That’s an amateurish approach best avoided. It also forces your web developer to focus on the parts of your website and not the whole. That’s an opportunity missed.

Subscription based approach

My preferred approach to website development is subscription based rather than the usual large up front fee plus annual hosting. It’ll work out cheaper for you, you get a better service and I’m on hand whenever you need it.

  • 3 page website : £30 per month
  • Core monthly package : £59 per month
  • Performance monthly package : £99 per month
  • Advanced monthly package : from £199 per month

Monthly packages include development, hosting, SEO, ongoing support and maintenance. There is no up front fee in addition to these prices. Minimum term applies.

Traditional “pay up front” approach

Alternatively if you prefer one off prices to help you compare:

  • WordPress website development using a standard theme : from £400
  • WordPress website development using a commercial theme : from £1000
  • WordPress website development bespoke to your design : Call

If all you need is a cheap and cheerful website then click here, that’s not me.

AWS hosting for WordPress

Your website needs to live somewhere on the Internet. I use Amazon’s highly resilient, industry grade hardware in some of the world’s most advanced data centres. Daily backups and up-time monitoring included.

I’ve worked with Digital Ocean, Media Temple, Microsoft Azure and a handful of other big players. I’m happy to talk through the differences to make sure we get the right approach for you.

  • WordPress hosting only : £240 per annum (I no longer provide hosting on annual basis).
  • WordPress hosting and support : from £59 per month

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Good SEO means you get found more often by more people. I can analyse any website for SEO but only provide SEO installation and upgrade service for WordPress websites.

It’s important that the software you use for your website gives you the flexibility to change the SEO depending upon your need. WordPress does, some others don’t. Google’s algorithm changes every 6 months so SEO is something of a movable feast and you need to be able to adapt.

All my websites come with basic on site SEO included.

  • Website SEO review and report (home page + 3 content pages) : £240
  • SEO upgrade to your WordPress website : from £600

This service includes “on site” improvements and recommended “off site” activities which you can do to improve the findabiltiy of your website.

Copywriting

Poorly written content reflects badly on your business. Concise, well written content and copy will give the professional and quality impression you need to make for your audience to build trust in you. It also impacts your search engine optimisation.

People will usually find your website based on the content Google or Bing has indexed, so you need to be ranked for the right words, the right terms and the right reason. My prices for content services are:

  • Web content review and report : £200
  • Content rewrite : from £30 per hour
  • Guest blogging and content provision : Call

Care plans

I’ll keep your WordPress website ticking over nicely, update content and apply any software upgrades. Zero hassle for you.

  • Complete website management service from : £59 per month
  • Social media management : from £129 per month per account per platform

The regular updates available for WordPress make it one of the safest, most open platforms available, with more than 1000’s of developers improving code and features around the globe at any one time. Constant improvement takes a little effort, but the benefits far outweigh the cost.

The closed ecosystem of tools like Duda means if there’s a problem, everyone’s affected and you’re reliant upon the vendor to fix it. That’s not a good place to be. You need a developer that knows what he’s doing in case there’s a problem to be solved, not just someone who can drag and drop boxes on a screen. 🙁

Custom theme, app or plugin development

Need a bit of custom functionality? I can code in PHP, JavaScript and HTML. Call for prices and details. Typically I won’t reinvent the wheel. If there’s something out there already that fits your need, 99 times out of 100 you’re better off using that.

Need something else?

If there’s a service you need that you don’t see here, then get in touch. I’m not a member of any business networks so rest assured I won’t refer you to someone who’s offered to scratch my back.

If I can’t help you I may know someone who can. If I do recommend anyone it’s because I know, from first hand experience, that they know their stuff.

Want to have a chat?

The Internet can be a confusing place. If you’d like a no nonsense chat with someone who knows what they’re talking about, even if it’s just for a bit of free advice, drop me a line. Always happy to help local businesses.