Building a website is much like building a home. When you are getting ready to build a home there are several things you need.
- An Address: Your home’s address (234 Anystreet) is just like your Domain name (www.YourCoolDomain.com). If you don’t have a domain name then head on over to my Godaddy Reseller account. I purchased this package with Godaddy so I could provide my clients with a place to buy domains cheap!
- A House: Your house is just like your Website. It can be a Single Story Ranch, a Beautiful Colonial or it could be a Luxury Mansion. Your website is the same. Depending on what changes you make to the WordPress themes we offer and how many customizations you add to your package, you can have anything you want!
- A Builder: I always tell my clients to leave this to the professionals unless you have hundreds of hours to learn about building websites, plugins, SEO, content etc. People come to YOU for a service because you are good at it. And 99% of the ones that try the DIY method are bound to run into many snags and delays. That’s why it’s important to hire someone who knows what they are doing! Like us!
- Land: Every home needs a piece of land to sit on. Your websites ‘land’ is called Hosting. It’s your “SPACE” on the internet. And just like the care you would take in choosing where to buy a piece of property to build your forever home, you should pay attention to where you are hosting your site. Learn about the differences of the cheap hosting sites like Godaddy and our Hosting packages here.
YES! In fact, we love helping you learn how to use your site! We want you to be successful with your site and knowing how to use it and being involved with it is KEY. We promise to do everything in our power to make sure you have all of the tools you need to learn how to use & navigate your site.
In addition to one-on-one training, we also install a Video Tutorials Section that includes tutorials on how to use your new WordPress website, how to post a blog, how to use the editor, embed links & much more! In addition there is a whole section of videos on SEO & finally a section of YSNM tutorial videos. YSNM tutorials will include help on using IDXBroker to Easy Blog Posting Tips. And if there is something special you want help with and we DON’T already have a video for it, we will make you one. You just have to ask.
Not at all! In fact, the majority of our clients aren’t. We know that you need a website and being online today is important. So we make it as easy as possible for you to do just that. We will make the Design Process as easy as possible and we are there for you patiently holding your hand every step of the way.
After the site is complete, we are happy to show you how to use the site if you like and continue to help you for as long as you own it! If you don’t want to do anything on it at all, then we are happy to make all needed changes in the future. All you have to do is send us a message through our Teamwork Portal or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And for those of you who don’t want to maintain the Security, Updates or Backups we offer an awesome WordPress Maintenance package.
Yes we do! We are happy to provide you with a WordPress Security, Updates and Backups package to take care of the basic needs of your site. And if you need help learning how to do something yourself you need only to request it and we will provide you with a personal video tutorial that you can watch over and over at your convenience or we can schedule some phone time to personally walk you through the site.
For those of you who want someone else to make any needed future changes, we do these at a discounted price of $65/hr for all IDXBroker or Hosting clients. We can also provide you with custom written blog posts just for you, community content & SEO services. Check out all of our WordPress Website Services to see all of the things we can do for you!
Typically the average site takes 2-4 weeks to build and make live. We love to have them up sooner but there are many factors that are involved. For instance, once you sign up we will send you an invitation to our Teamwork Portal where you can see the progress being made on your site, send us messages, upload files, and provide us with the details we need to build your site. One thing that always causes delays is not providing us with all of the things we need when building your site. So be sure to watch the Teamwork Introduction Video that you will receive when we send you your invitation email. That will show you how to navigate Teamwork and send us the important details we need.
Other delays can be caused by Review times and Customization Requests. We try to be as diligent as we can in making your change requests as soon as they come in but if it takes you a week to get us some information or photos that we need to build a special page, then it may be up to 3 days before we can address it. So remember – time is of the essence when we request information. The faster you get it back to us, the faster we will have what we need to get your site launched!
Yes & No. SEO is a huge undertaking and fully optimizing your site would mean doing keyword research, writing compelling original content, creating landing pages and much more. We have created our $399 WordPress Website package to be efficient and therefore have a set amount of time that we can work into it for it to remain affordable. What we DO do is add keywords, alt tags & title tags to the menus and main site Metas as well as in any original content. We also connect your site to Google Analytics, submit your sitemap to Google Webmaster Tools, set up Weekly Analytic Reports and add in Yoast SEO along with video tutorials to show you how to use it.
IDX is the ability to feed your local MLS into your website so that your clients can search all active properties. The biggest benefit is that you can promote ALL Active Listings on your website, not just your Featured Listings.
Sign up for IDXBroker Platinum with NO setup fees and FREE installation through us! If you already have IDXBroker, then email email@example.com and tell them you want YourSiteNeedsMe to be your developer and we will do a FREE Premium Setup on your WordPress site for you including all kinds of SEO goodies!
The website: $399 IF you choose to host with us. $699 if you host elsewhere. Extra customizations above and beyond what is included are charged at $50/hr and billed upon completion.
Hosting: $39/month with us. Safer, Faster & More Secure. Fees for other hosting sites vary.
IDXBroker: Starting out at $59/month for a single agent account and goes up from there for teams and brokerages. *Please note your MLS may add on additional fees and neither YSNM nor IDXBroker have any control over that.