Importance of having a web presence & several easy steps to get there!

In 2018, the majority of us are fully immersed in the technology around us — cell phones, iPads, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. These days, the internet has made finding information and engaging with people/businesses a major convenience.  We almost expect that all businesses and organizations have a website.  HOWEVER, that’s not the case at all.  There are many organizations, especially small businesses and non-profits, that don’t always have easy access to web resources or budgets like larger companies and those selling products online.  Let’s say you have a restaurant and a fairly solid customer base primarily based on word of mouth. Imagine adding a website and simple marketing plan to increase your presence to people who haven’t been to your place before. A simple, useful website can go a long way towards extending a business’s success. As the founder of Lowcountry Websites & Consultation, I wanted to offer something specifically for nonprofits and small businesses in local & smaller communities.  After doing quite a bit of research on how to lower costs, I began finding various ways to make that happen.  I’ve been working in technology and customer service for over 10 years, and I know technology can be intimidating.  I’ve talked with clients who compare purchasing systems and technology services to taking your care into a mechanic you don’t know.  I know the feeling — I don’t know what the charges and services really are because I know so little about cars.  It always made me feel vulnerable, because it just was all very foreign to me. It can be similar when deciding on how to move forward with technology, especially if you’re not working around developers and designers on a regular basis.   This is also why transparency is so important.  I want the costs and charges to be as clear as possible.  If you read the article linked in the blog about website costs, you’ll see just how many components go into this process.  There are multiple things you can ignore depending on your website’s purpose.  And in working with us, we will make sure you feel comfortable and understand everything you need. The process is also usually very quick.  Most can be ready within 2 weeks if we get everything on the checklist done. How to get started:
  • Check out a few of the current sites we’ve created
  • Read through our Pricing overview
  • Fill out the questionnaire online.  We can adjust it as needed.  Flexibility and changes are absolutely fine.  I will follow up with recommended options.
 
Price Comparison Costs
Cost of Typical Website Designers in 2017, one-time fees between $2000 – $8000 for a basic informational website (under 20 pages, little customization, limited features). PLUS significant annual fees See reference: – “How much should a business website cost …”
Cost of Lowcountry Websites & Consultation As low as one-time setup fee of $500 for nonprofits & small businesses. Annual fees could be anywhere from $15 to $150. (this is if you want to buy a custom domain like http://lowcountrywebsite.com).  See our Pricing Overview for more details.