Custom website designs that express your unique style.
Calendars, forms, integrations, and anything else you need.
Accessible, secure, and compliant sites to keep you protected.
Professionally designed sites make all the difference:
WHEN YOU WORK WITH US, YOU GET A Partner THAT CARES ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS
You get so much more than a beautiful custom website
We do more than design custom websites. We also have professional copywriting services to make your website stand out online, and maintenance plans that give you a safety net after launch.
Save time and energy by outsourcing your copywriting needs to professional writers.
Hosting and Maintenance
A worry-free site needs reliable hosting and a long-term maintenance strategy. We offer affordable monthly plans to give you peace of mind.
A custom website is an investment in your business. Even brick and mortar businesses need a web presence. Without one, your business can look unprofessional.
It can be tempting to go the DIY route, especially when we think we are going to save money. Unfortunately, it can end up costing more in hidden costs, lost time, and frustration.
Our custom sites start at $3,000. By partnering with us, you are getting more than a site. You are getting a secure foundation for your business.
The best way to determine what size website you need is to schedule a complimentary consultation with us. Once we talk through your needs, we will create a plan for your success. If you are on a tight budget, we will look for ways to maximize your results by focusing on the most essential needs first. With 15 years experience, we are good at thinking outside of the box and coming up with creative solutions.
A lite site is best for small businesses that need an impactful and solid online presence. Premium sites usually have more complex features such as membership areas, online shopping carts, or complex blogging needs.
At Horizon Digital Services, we look at the overall time and resources needed when deciding if a project requires a Lite or Premium package.
Absolutely! The first step is to schedule a complimentary consultation with us. Expect to spend between 45 minutes to an hour talking about your website needs. With that information, we will create a plan for your success. This plan will include timelines, deliverables, an estimate, and a long-term maintenance strategy to make sure you are set up for success.
This is a great question. Many of our clients worry about hidden fees, which is why transparency is so important to us. Your website package will cover many aspects of your site, but there are exceptions that you should know about.
For example, you are responsible for registering your domain name, purchasing any stock photos you might be interested in, or hiring a copywriter if you need someone to write your content. To help make things clear, our estimates break down the cost in easy to understand language and highlight exactly what is covered. The only time a project might cost more is if a client wants to add functionality to the site that wasn’t covered in the original estimate. In this case, we would amend our contract and give you a quote for the additional feature.
You will always know up front how much our services cost before we start working with you. Our mission is to build long-lasting relationships with our clients. Those relationships are based on trust and mutual respect.
We understand wanting to make a one-time investment in your site. Having a monthly fee after launch can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, all sites need routine maintenance. You can opt out of a maintenance plan but we encourage you to consider one for 5 important reasons:
- Every website needs maintenance. Plugins, code, and platforms are constantly being updated to make them more secure and to function better. While you can update your own site, it leaves you without support if an update accidentally breaks things.
- All of our maintenance packages come with website monitoring. This means that we will be alerted if your website goes offline for any reason and we can start working on it immediately.
- All of our maintenance packages come with 7 day backups of your site. If the unthinkable happens - your website gets hacked, a plugin crashes everything - we can restore a snapshot of your site from the last 7 days and get you up and running in no time.
- All of our maintenance package clients get email support and a private Facebook group with options to upgrade their support packages. This ensures our clients have everything they need to get the most out of their sites. It really is a worry-free option.
- Our maintenance packages include hosting, which means your site is on our servers where we know the ins-and-outs of everything. If something isn’t working, we can get right in and troubleshoot for you. We don’t need permission sharing, screen shots, back and forth emails to get started.
Overall, we feel our maintenance plans are the best way to serve clients and make sure they have a worry-free website experience. Without a maintenance plan, it will cost $150/hr for our web team to help troubleshoot any problems that arise.
Clients must register their own domain name and provide us with the necessary information to set up their sites. Clients are also responsible for content, images, logos, video, and branding assets. We are happy to provide guidance as part of the creative design process.
Writing for the web is a very unique writing style. Website owners only have a few seconds to grab the attention of visitors. Long paragraphs of text may not be right for some areas of your site but they may be perfect for other areas of your site. We can help guide you on what kind of writing is best for each section. If you don’t have time to write your content, you can contact us for additional writing services. We have professional writers on our team that can help.
The visual brand of your site sets you apart from other businesses in your same area. If you don’t have a logo, color palette, or other brand assets, we have branding packages available from our branding experts.
Clients are also responsible for creating the accounts for any third party integrations they want on their site such as online booking, online giving, newsletter signup, social media accounts. If there is a fee associated with a third-party application, the client is responsible for paying that fee. Some common examples include a MailChimp account for managing email lists, Calendly for managing client bookings, etc. We ask that you provide us the necessary credentials so that we can successfully integrate these services into your site.
Clients will be presented with multiple design concepts based on an in depth conversation with our design team. We offer branding packages if you want a custom designed logo and other visual brand assets developed by our branding experts.
Clients will be given 3 rounds of revisions per project. Additional rounds of revisions can be purchased separately. One thing that helps the design process is when a client is clear about what they want. It can help to come prepared with sites you like, sites you don’t like, and a general vision for what you want.
Some clients want to be involved in many of the details that go into a site, and others want to leave those decisions to us. Either style is fine with us.