Why should I choose Simply Amusing Designs?
As a small business owner, we understand the importance of protecting your finances. Time is money and we don’t believe that either one should be wasted. Take a few minutes and review our work here and then read through some our client praise. If you feel we would be a good fit, then contact us and we’ll get started.
How do you determine the cost of a website?
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution for our clients, because not everyone needs the same thing. therefore most websites are generally quoted as fixed bid projects and based on the scope of work required. Building a website is a bit like building a house – there are many options and the more you need or want, the higher the price – so we can build anything from bare bones to super deluxe – we’ve done it all for our clients.
What are my payment options?
We accept company checks and all major credit cards (American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover) through Stripe and we also accept Paypal. Both are secure, and payments can be made via almost any major credit card, debit card, or bank account. Most projects require a retainer of 50% to schedule your project into our design/development queue, and the remaining 50% is due prior to launch.
How long will it take before my website is complete?
Delivery times can vary greatly, depending on the complexity of your design and how full our queue is. A small microsite can be ready in as little as 2-3 weeks, but more complex websites (such as B2B) can take months to complete. As with cost, timelines are largely impacted by the amount of pages and the complexity of the design.
What if I don’t want a full-on website, but just need a Theme Customization?
We work with WordPress every day and love helping people with hosting setups, installation, customizations, plugins and general theme support. Whether you have already purchased a theme or need help choosing the StudioPress theme, we are happy to help you.
What kind of hosting do I need in order to have a WordPress blog or website?
WordPress works best when you have it installed on a Linux server with at least PHP5 running. If you already own hosting and aren’t sure if your host offers the capabilities needed, we can investigate that for you. If you don’t have a host yet, and you don’t understand all the technical jargon, let us help you choose a host that is right for you. We are affiliates with Bluehost and Hostgator, but there are other affordable options out there as well.
How will I update my site?
We love WordPress because it is easy to use. The learning curve is small for general updates like adding pages and changing text, and we can have most clients up and running as needed with the free hour of training that is included in the price of every website. We also include basic video tutorials in case you forget what we have covered. If you need more extensive training, we are more than happy to provide that at our hourly rate.