Pricing Your Website

Pricing Your Website

The Elephant in the Room and Pricing Your Website

Once you’ve chosen the web designers whom you want to work with, there always comes that pressing question. So let’s address that elephant in the room – how much should I pay for my website?

Web design and development is a service and not a commodity, so it is hard to put a price tag on “building a website” just as it is difficult to put a price tag on “building a house” as there are so many variables like style, size, complexity, purpose and so on.

There’s a couple of things to keep in mind. Before even talking about price, you should first consider what quality of work you will receive for the price that you pay.

When you work with us at Red Scooter Websites, for example, all prices are formulated depending on your needs, wants and the features and benefits that your business requires. We do a high level of customization for our clients, and prices do vary depending on what each project commands.

Our first point of contact with potential clients is when we review their current website and analyse the options for improving it. We don’t use the same template for every client – this just wouldn’t work! Each business is different, and their websites and website functions should be as well.

At Red Scooter websites we work with you to build you a custom solution to your business plan. We don’t just build websites that work. We can also help you create your online marketing plan, if you don’t already have one.

We specialise in providing your business with responsive websites that work for your business across all modern desktop and mobile devices so you can view and update your website on the go. We help local businesses to build a new website from scratch, modify an existing website or a complete website re-design. We can also do custom design from scratch or work from modern templates, which can save you time and money.

You may have heard of the term SEO or search engine optimisation. We will work with you to optimise your website to get found and rank higher on Google and increase traffic to your website resulting in more exposure and sales for your business. You can find out more about us from our “services” page.

Making a website also involves many other costs – what about your domain name registration? Where will you host your website? When you work with us, these wouldn’t be a worry. We help you to make the experience totally hassle-free. We can handle the creation and maintenance of your website from start to finish, working with Australia’s top hosting providers. Just ask us about our convenient one-stop “set-up and maintenance” plan!

So… how much does it cost to build a website? Click on this LINK, tell us what you need, and you’ll soon find out!

To your success!

Red Scooter Team

Quality Speed and Cost

Quality Speed and Cost

When engaging someone to work on a project, there are three things to consider: quality, speed, and cost.

These three factors are three sides to the “quality equation”.  Picture this: “quality”, “speed” and “cost” as three sides to a triangle.  If you were to have equal sides to this triangle, you would be receiving reasonable quality work, presented in a reasonable time-frame and at a reasonable price.  This is, of course, an ideal scenario if you just wanted to have a job done satisfactorily.

On the other hand, if you had a tight deadline and client promises to fulfill, things might be a different matter.  For example, if you had an advertising deadline set for Monday for an ad which you have booked a space for at a certain time, you are essentially asking the designer whom you are hiring to work through the weekend and set aside any personal matters for that time-frame – presumably presenting a reasonable or exceptional job at the end of it.  If the “speed” and “quality” sides of your “quality equation” triangle are lengthened (you are demanding more), you should expect to pay premium rates for the extra demands.

Scrimping and saving on a few dollars might turn out to be penny-wise, pound-foolish in the end if you saved money that could have ensured you a job well done and no stress or repercussions on missing a deadline.

Motivation in a Slump?

Motivation in a Slump?

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm”.  It’s true – motivation is an interesting thing.  It is human nature to be affected by our environment, and we can in turn be motivated by fear or motivated by pleasure – or the prospect of pleasure.  Motivation is a strong human emotion that can be a big driving force.  However, it’s only natural to sometimes find yourself in a slump, feeling demotivated and as if there were “no way out”.

Especially in times when the news is filled with negativity and distress, it’s hard to find the positive to be motivated by. It then becomes important for us to keep our “emotional fitness” in check, in order to remain motivated.

What is “emotional fitness”?  We place a lot of importance on physical fitness and definitely should not ignore our emotional health.  To be emotionally fit is to find fulfillment in our human relationships, which are at the core of what it means to be “human”.  In order to be emotionally fit, we should consciously try to be more self aware in our social interactions and in the way we treat ourselves.  We should develop empathy and strive to deepen healthy relationships and move away from negative ones.

Some tips to hone your emotional fitness would be:

  1. Alone-time is important: Take time to be alone with yourself.  This gives you time to understand what your body physically needs.  A well-rested body is a well-rested soul.  Your emotional health is very much linked to your physical wellness.  If you want to be emotionally fit, you should understand that your body works together with your brain.
  2. Understand your emotions: Try to identify your feelings and label them.  If something upsets you, label it as upsetting.  This helps to decrease your stress hormones.  We are always told to ignore negative feelings in order to “make them go away”, but this just will not happen.  Quit bottling things up – face them and find a solution.
  3. Quit being defensive: We try to defend ourselves from being hurt, but being hurt is all part of being human.  When you are defensive, you stop being open to new experiences.  Learn acceptance instead.

 

 

WordPress Platform Specialists

WordPress Platform Specialists

Red Scooter Websites specialises in custom WordPress website design and development.  While WordPress was originally created as a blogging platform, today it is a fully developed content management system (CMS) and is a platform that is used by many of the top 100 websites on the web.  As an open source content management system, you can personally manage the content of your website through WordPress once the design is finalised and presented to you.  However, to save you the hassle of maintaining your website and to allow you to focus your energies on building your business, we do offer to maintain your website for you.

When it comes to building your website, we have various options for all our clients’ needs and budgets, and every website that passes through our hands goes through a high level of customisation to be 100% unique for your business purposes. After an initial analysis of your brand’s current website and a discussion on your goals, our team members will be in touch with you to propose a comprehensive online marketing strategy that will effect change. The end design might be started from scratch – a totally blank Photoshop page – or from one of our popular templates.

Mobile & Responsive

Mobile & Responsive

Red Scooter Websites builds only fully responsive websites which are retina ready and viewable on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

It’s hard to imagine these days anyone having a website that is not fully responsive to view on all devices when statistics like these are dominating the headlines:
– By 2014 mobile is predicted to overtake desktop Internet usage
– 4 out of 5 consumers use smartphones to shop
– Over 20% of Google searches are performed on a mobile device
– 61% of people have a better opinion of brands when they offer a good mobile experience
and the list goes on.

Talk to us today about updating your old website to capture the new smarter mobile market.