websitesphotographyaerial footagegraphic designabout me blog MENU websitesphotographyaerial footagegraphic designabout me blog Websites TABLE OF CONTENTS: My Portfolio Great Expectations Website/Email Hosting Search Engine Optimization FAQ: What does a new website cost? FAQ: Can I maintain my own website? Portfolio Montagu Country Hotel Clive Biden Furniture Avalon Springs Resort My Beach House For Sale Olive Stone Farm Guest House White Lion Lodge The town of Montagu Glen Eden Self Catering European Conveyors and Components (PTY) Ltd Expectations Website visitors have certain expectations. Frustrate these visitors and you will find them leaving your website to browse or search elsewhere. Give them more visuals and less reading and you will keep their attention, converting browsers into paying customers. My aim is to create an interactive, user-friendly, functional website for you, converting those "maybes" into "yes please!" customers. Already have a website? Ask yourself, does your website make you want to buy your own product? If not... talk to me! Hosting The cost of hosting of your domain, which includes website and email services, can start from as little as R35/month. Additional services required will increase the monthly cost (i.e. databases, PHP, licensed plugins etc..). There are no fixed hosting contracts, cancel at any time. Payment for hosting is paid 6 or 12 months in advance to reduce administration and banking fees. Ask me how much you would pay monthly for hosting. SEO Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is forever changing, keeping up is a virtual impossibility. So how does one stay ahead of the competition without paying a small fortune in Google Ads or boosting Facebook posts. Each business requires a different SEO approach, based on the nature of the business and market saturation of that sector. Speak to me about a possible strategy for your business - you always have options. What does a new website cost? Expand A simple one-page website can start from as little as R2,500 with the average website costing around R5,500. The number of additional web pages and required functionality will increase the price. I will provide time and cost estimates as soon as we have discussed your requirements. The speed and format in which you provide the necessary website content play a big role in keeping the cost down. Can I maintain the content of my own website? Expand Yes, absolutely! This all depends on your computer and internet skills. I provide administration access to many of my clients who make changes to text and images as required. I also provide a "how-to" document, giving you step-by-step instructions. The benefit of this is that there is no cost to you and allows you to update your website with having to wait for a webmaster. Of course I am here to help with everything, from info updates to website structural changes. Time spent by me working on your website is kept in a timesheet and included when I invoice you for hosting. What does it cost to maintain my website? Expand Aside from your monthly website hosting fees, there are no recurring maintenance fees. Should you request website content changes, I effect those changes and log my time in my timesheet at the agreed hourly rate. I bill you for actual time spent, based on 10 minute intervals and not per hour for minor website updates. When we renew the 6-monthly or 12-monthly hosting period, I include these timesheet entries with the invoice. Please remember there is no hosting contract, if you are not happy with my service, you can cancel at any time. How do I get started? Expand We start with a brief chat to discuss your business. I tell you what I need from you (text and images) Once I have received this from you, your new website is normally ready in less than one week. Although I am happy to use my initiative, I prefer to be guided by you with regards to the required look-and-feel, so that together, we can customize your website to reflect YOU, your company branding, colour schemes & fonts. Important Information: For new websites, once the project is completed, the first round of changes are done at no cost to you. Additional changes are then billed at my hourly rate. When you become my client, I request to host your website. This allows me to work on a platform and hosting company that I trust and am familiar with. Why choose Hilton Preston? Expand I bring roughly twenty years of experience to the table. With this experience, I can say with relative confidence that I know what works and what doesn't work. You can of course ask your "IT whizz kid" next door or your nephew to make you a cool website, but why cut corners on the most important marketing tool for your business? My clients know that they can expect rapid response rates and trustworthy advice - as if it was my own business. "Hilton is a friendly, approachable and professional designer to work with. His websites are beautiful and super easy to use and he delivered the work on time and on budget" ~ Colene - Montagu Country Hotel "Just want to give a shout-out to express my sincere gratitude to Hilton for his professionalism and excellent set-up and maintenance of my accommodation and restaurant websites. No task is too much and his quick attention to detail and expert advice has contributed to the success of both my businesses" ~ Sonya - Ye Olde Tavern Restaurant "I have worked with Hilton for almost 12 years on our website. He is always available, very quick to assist with updates and the support I get is phenomenal! It is always a pleasure working with him and I can recommend him to anyone looking for a webmaster" ~ Debbie - Avalon Springs Resort "Hilton is always very professional and helpful, he makes any amendments to my website in a timely manner and is always a pleasure to talk too. Keep up the good work!" ~ Claudette - Glen Eden Farm Want to know what I can do for you and your business? Submit the form below. I will analyze your website and get back to you. Your Website Address Please enter your name. Your Email Address Please enter a valid email address. Analyze my website Submission received. I will be in touch soon! Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.