Website setup covers the technical aspect of site building. It concerns the part of the site that users do not normally see but contributes to the overall user experience. This includes creating the environment for your website to thrive. This means setting up the web server where relevant files will sit, choosing security features and other details. Cost can set you back by $150 - $200 if you go with a professional web developer. Strikingly takes care of web hosting and setup for you so you can focus on the other aspects of creating your website.
Website Design: $0 - $6,000
Depending on the route you take when it comes to web design, website creation cost for this component can set you back by thousands of dollars. Conversely, you may not even have to pay for this at all. Web designers are aplenty on the internet and you can either contract with freelancers or go directly to web design agencies depending on your budget. Alternatively, if you decide to build your website yourself, Strikingly offers a growing collection of website templates from which you can design your professional website.
When it comes to creating a website, good quality content is important. It has the potential to draw your customers in and get them to fulfil certain tasks according to your site’s objectives. You can do website copy on your own if you have a knack for writing. After all, nobody knows your brand better than you do. But if you have the budget for it, investing in professional copywriting services will go a long way.
Training & Maintenance: $500
If you get professional web design services, there’s going to be a hand over period where you need to undergo training on how to run your own website. Most websites have content management systems that allow you to edit and add content. If you don’t have the time to manage your website, the other alternative is to pay a retainer to manage your site for you. The agency can offer this as a service. Do note that you may not be able to make last-minute edits to your site without their help if you go by this route.
Strikingly’s easy to use website editor lets you make changes to your site anytime, anywhere. The platform comes with a mobile app available on iOS and Android to make it easy for you to manage your website while on the go.