The Top 5 Questions We Get About Websites

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Each day, our team talks with ranchers, farmers, and business owners about building a new website. We’ve done this for over 20 years. Web design is a staple of the Ranch House Designs service portfolio.

While building a new website from scratch seems daunting to someone who’s never done it before – we’ve done thousands. In fact, we currently maintain 809 websites under the Ranch House roof. So whatever your website needs are, we can handle it.

Here are a few of our most popular questions, and answers!

1. How much does it cost to build a website?
Our starting cost to set up a website is $1000. You might think that is low. Or, you might think that’s high. In the 20+ years we’ve been doing websites, we have always worked to keep our pricing at a manageable price point – especially for agricultural producers.

Our Package A website is our $1000 entry point for a website, and that includes up to 5 main pages. If you’re looking for a little more bells and whistles, we can do that too. Here are some examples of some of our websites with more pages and more graphic intense designs.

Once your website is built, we charge an $800 per year maintenance and hosting fee. That fee covers unlimited updates to your website.

2. How often can I update my website?
As often as you want. Our $800 per year annual fee covers unlimited updates. We have some clients that send in updates daily. Others, weekly. Others, not as much. We encourage our customers to make updates as often as possible because a more current website performs better in search engines and in customer response.

3. Can I sell my products online?
Yep! We are experts in the Shopify platform, and we can build any type of e-commerce store to help you sell and ship your products. We currently maintain over 100 online stores and we can help your e-commerce dreams become a reality. Our Shopify packages also start at $1000 with our $1500 package being the average price for a Shopify setup.

4. How long does it take for y’all to update my website? How long does it take to build a website?
We guarantee all updates to be done within 3 business days. BUT, this year alone we have done over 5,000 website updates and 85% are done on the same day you email us. We have not had a client have to wait for more than 1 business day to have their updates completed. We take great pride in this time frame. This is one thing that really sets RHD above others.

In terms of building a website from scratch, even the most organized, most efficient clients usually take at least 1 month. On our end, once you book your project and pay the 50% deposit, and complete our design survey, you often get your first proof on the website mockup in less than 1 week. But, content adding is a process that involves our team and the client, and sometimes that can take longer. We usually tell clients to estimate 1 week for every page on the website.

5. Can I update my website myself?
Yes, you can if you want. We build all our websites in WordPress. So, if you are comfortable with WordPress we set you up with your own login and password and you can make updates to your website. If you aren’t familiar with WordPress, we offer a crash course in WordPress for $300. Now of course, this isn’t going to make you a WordPress expert in 1 hour but it does give you the training to do basic updates. And finally, we can work with your team to help set up a good integration for any needs you have. But also, our updates service is so fast, most of our clients find it’s easier just to email us the updates rather than try to do it themselves. And that’s okay too.

What questions do you have?
Have you been thinking of building a website with us, or moving your existing website to us? Let’s talk! We are happy to provide free, 15-minute phone consultations to anyone who is interested in working with us.