Getting Started

All projects are somewhat unique and will have different sets of criteria to them.  However, below are some general guidelines for all projects as far as what we do, how we do it, the timeline we do it in and the process of getting started with us. For more details contact us anytime.

Our projects include:
-Custom graphic design built to match your current branding concepts and ideas.
-Coded and cross-tested in all major browsers for a completely professional look.
-Installation of necessary and recommended plugins for additional functionality.

We will need a simple link on the footer of the site that gives design credit to PRO Marketing Links and leads (in a new window) to our site. Since this is our primary way of developing new clients if you would like the link removed and no credit given please add $500 to the price. **PLEASE NOTE: This may seem excessively high but think about it from our perspective. We derive all of our new clients from recommendations from current clients and design credit footer links. If we let everyone take off our design credit links and claim our work as their own we would be loosing an awful lot of future work, Honestly, we would prefer the design credit link. It small, unobtrusive and if you’re as happy with our work as all of our other clients, you’ll be probably be happy to help us out by leaving the link.

The above price quote includes a reasonable amount of design revisions. Extra revisions, other added elements (especially more video) will add to the cost. We will ALWAYS discuss cost with you and we will agree on price before doing any work. There will be no surprises (except how good your site looks)

The client is responsible for setting up a hosting account. Please send us your log-in information once you do so. We highly recommend PML Webhosting.com.  They are competitive in cost, very reliable, and have an intuitive cPanel with built in WordPress support.  Annual hosting cost is $121.88 annually for this Hosting service.  365-24-7 support including daily backups and updates.

There are no other fees involved . if you choose to have us maintain your site for updates and content management see (Services)

When we receive your project deposit we will send you a confirmation email with a projected start date for your project as well as an idea of how long it will take. We operate on a first come, first serve basis and schedule work in the order deposits are received. This is a non-refundable deposit.  We are generally 2-3 weeks out from starting a project and the project will normally take between 4-6 weeks to finish.  Plan on 6 weeks from start to finish. This provide we will obtain the appropriate content to construct your site.

We do not typically use contracts, however, you would like one, we can provide one that works for both of us.  We simply do what we say we are going to do and we expect you to do the same.  Web design contracts in our opinion are widely used to protect people who don’t do good work.  We operate on a verbal handshake and our good reputation.  Trust us when we say, we have far more to lose than you do if we do not follow through with what we promise.  If you absolutely require a contract then we are happy to provide one that fits both needs.

The Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see my website while it's in progress?

Absolutely! In fact, we encourage it. We build your website on our development server, and provide you with a username and password so that you can log in and monitor the progress of your site. During this phase, we encourage your feedback if something isn’t quite the way you envisioned it or if you’ve changed your mind. Once your site is ready and you have provided your approval, we release it live on your server and submit your URL to the major search engines.

We are a very small company with a limited budget. Do you offer any design templates?

We offer over 100 templates available at no extra cost.

How much do you charge for web site design?

A fully customized, unique website design starts at $250, and page development is $50 – $75 each. Pricing for other services and functionality are outlined separately on our pricing page to help you determine and control the amount of your investment. We also provide our clients with a detailed estimate before any work begins.

How many changes can I make to my site without additional cost?

We give as much latitude as we possibly can. After you’ve identified the general format and color schemes of your preferred design, we’ll complete up to 2 rounds of major revisions at no charge. All minor revisions are provided at no charge.

Are any other services included in your web design and development costs?

Yes. Our web design and development service includes configuration of your email accounts, detailed monthly traffic reports and basic search engine optimization services. Basic SEO includes submission of your site to the major search engines, and the setup of your primary metatag information (Page Title, Description and Keywords). Additionally, your site is built from the ground up with search engine friendly technologies and methods.

When is payment required for your web site design and development services?

For small projects, 50% of the estimated fee must be provided prior to beginning work, with the remaining payment due upon completion of the project. For larger projects, an initial payment representing one-third of the estimated total fee is required. The second payment is required upon the halfway point, with the final third due upon completion of the project.

What is the average cost for a website?

It is difficult to quote an average price, due to the enormous range in requirements for a site. According to BusinessWeek Online, a designer might charge $2,000 or more for a basic Web site, not including Web hosting fees. If you check out BuyerZone.com, you’ll see that a 4 – 6 page template-based site will cost around $400, while a full custom design will come in closer to $800 – $1500. Other authoritative sources generally quote in the $1,000 – $2,000 range.

There are many, many factors that influence the ultimate cost of any given website, and we encourage you to read our article regarding Website pricing for more information and guidance in searching for your Website provider.

How much do you charge for web site design?

A fully customized, unique website design starts at $250, and page development is $50 – $75 each. Pricing for other services and functionality are outlined separately on our pricing page to help you determine and control the amount of your investment. We also provide our clients with a detailed estimate before any work begins.

What kind of technology do you support?

We specialize in XHTML, CSS and Flash, but are very experienced with JavaScript, DHTML, XML, PHP, and others. Although it’s unlikely, if there’s something we can’t do, we can reach out to our network of partners for additional services (at no additional cost to you).

I need some changes on my Web site or template. Do you provide that service?

 Yes! For one time changes, we will provide you with an estimate before beginning the work and charge at our standard hourly rate. If you anticipate regular needs for maintenance, one of our Ongoing Maintenance Plans may be more cost-effective for you.

What is the best approach for content maintenance on my site?

PRO Marketing Links offers three options for maintaining and refreshing your site content. We don’t care which option you choose, but we strongly encourage you to update your site regularly.

  • The Pay as You Go Plan: Call us when you need to add to or make a change to your content. We’ll complete your request within 48 hours, and bill you at our standard hourly rate. Urgent requests can generally be completed within a few hours for an additional charge.
  • Ongoing Maintenance Plan: Sign up for one of our ongoing maintenance plans, and you’ll receive a discount on our standard rates.

Content Management System (CMS): Purchase a Content Management System from PRO Marketing Links and make all the changes you want. Perfect if your site requires frequent updates. Click Here for information on plans