Website Design and Development FAQ’s

Having a website for your business may seem like no big deal. These days everyone has a website, we all visit countless websites every day. Websites are a very big part of our daily lives. How hard could it be?

Don’t be fooled, If you are a small business owner launching a new website is a big deal! Having a well-designed and properly functioning website is a big investment and can make or break much of your business. That’s a BIG DEAL!

At Torrch we have years of experience walking small business owners through the process of website design and development and continue to partner with them through web support and hosting for years to come. We are keenly aware of what is at stake for your business website and don’t take the responsibility to execute it lightly. 

Because launching a new small business website is a big deal, we want t help resource you the best we can. Let’s start by answering some of the most frequently asked questions we get when it comes to website design and development. 

How much does a new website cost?

This is #1 for a reason! Not only is it the most commonly asked question but we know it is at the top of mind of every small business owner we work with. You know an effective website will be worth the investment but can you really afford it?

The cost will ultimately depend on the scope of work. Many web design companies charge large fees upfront and additional charges along the way as your business grows and changes are required. 

To better serve small business owners we have structured our pricing differently. Our pricing model allows you to make predictable monthly payments for all the services we offer including website design, development, ongoing maintenance, online support, and website hosting. 

I already have a website, can you update it?

Our ability to edit, redesign, or update existing websites will depend on many factors including who owns the website, what changes are being requested, and how complex it may be. 

We are always happy to discuss making changes to existing websites, although in many cases it may be easy and more cost-effective to start new.

What Platform do you build websites on?

Today, there are many platform options available for building beautiful and professionally design websites, but almost half of all websites on the internet are built on WordPress. We also use WordPress as it is supportive and flexible to design without many restrictions. 

Will you maintain my site for me?

Regular maintenance is essential for a website. Proper maintenance would help ensure your website’s security, invite new visitors, boost traffic, and more.

Our pricing includes ongoing website maintenance. This means you don’t have to worry about WordPress, plugins, or other software updates. We manage it all for you.

How long does it take to build a website?

The length of time it takes to launch a new website from start to finish will vary based on the scope of work. However, on average a new website may take anywhere from 1-4 months t complete.

Can I update the website myself once it’s built?

Yes, you can keep updating your website once it is built. We actually recommend it! If you don’t keep your website updated with fresh content, such as a blog, you risk losing your visibility in the search engines.

Additionally, you have access to our support ticket system where you can request we make any updates and changes you desire. 

Who hosts the website?

We provide hosting services for all websites we build for our clients. This is another service that is included in our monthly fee. 

Have More Questions?

We hope this has helped get the wheels turning or inspired you to take the leap to launch your small business website. We hope to make the process as easy and affordable as possible for you. If you still have questions or want to get started on a website launch contact our web design team today!

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