A custom website is good for you if…
- You’re just getting started and know the value of a modern, scalable website with killer branding.
- You’ve been in business for awhile and your current website is outdated, frustrating or just not working for you.
Since no two projects are the same, we give quotes on an individual basis. We use discovery calls to meet you and learn more about your project.
Investing in a well-built site really is one of the best things you can do for your business. Our custom web projects are completed in phases over several weeks, with the investment total broken up into smaller amounts.
Your website will be…
What good is your website if you don’t know how to use it? Let us be your trailguide.
Look good from any angle. Mobile-friendly designs ensure you can be viewed on any device.
This isn’t your standard website. We’re nailing it over here with clean code and modern design.
Your needs are unique, so we will guide you to the best solutions on the best platforms .
Get a boost. Help your customers to find you by having the right tools in place for search engine love.
Not just a website, you’re getting brand. We help guide your content to attract your ideal audience.
Past clients have loved these features…
✓ a content planner with strategy and text copy help
✓ easy collaboration and project updates
✓ an exclusive website design developed into a unique WordPress or Showit template
✓ branding including logo concepts with color and font suggestions
✓ advanced portfolio galleries and animated image sliders
✓ eCommerce integrations with schedulers and subscription services
✓ social media connection and creative sharing options
✓ contact forms, newsletter opt-ins and pop-ups
✓ professional content and product photography (*Big Island, HI only)
✓ social media profile and cover graphics
✓ a personalized post-launch guide to help with site updating and management
✓ monthly maintenance, hosting and future add-on discounts
Just leave the details to us. Because we take our business the same way we take our Kona coffee. Very seriously.
We chat to determine the goals and features of your website.
We evaluate your needs and provide you a custom proposal with a quote.
Once we have your deposit, your spot is saved in our creative queue.
We create the plan while you complete some content homework for us.
Our team gets to work nailing your style and creating directional proofs.
We collaborate with you until everything is perfect.
It’s time to build and code your design into a custom theme.
Time to toss you the keys as you learn how to run your site.
Time to celebrate, you are taking over the internet!
What is a custom website?
A custom website design and development starts from a blank slate. That means everything we do is made specifically to suit your needs, from the layout and functionality, to the typography and the colors. Every component is customized to be a solution for your individual needs. It is truly one-of-a kind. We also make sure we get all the bells and whistles in place while keeping the site clean and efficient.
I’m not very techie. Will I be able to update my site?
We build our websites on extremely user friendly platforms. Our self-hosted WordPress sites have an intuitive admin interface and our Showit sites have an incredible drag and drop web builder. With a little knowledge and the right tools, someone who is admittedly not very good with computers would be able to update one of our websites. There are also many resources available online to expand your WordPress and Showit knowledge. And of course, we also provide you with personalized training to help you succeed.
How much do custom websites cost?
In general, the investment for a standard site will start at $3600 and an eCommerce site will start at $5000 . Each project is quoted individually based on factors like complexity, scope and timeline. We can discuss your project and create a custom proposal. Want a free quote? Schedule a discovery call today.
How does payment work?
We use convenient electronic invoices that can be paid via credit card, ACH transfer or mailed check. We have limited availability and a deposit is needed hold yours place in our creative queue. Our payment schedule is generally 50% (deposit) / 25% / 25% with a 4.166% HI state tax added to all totals.
Do I need to purchase anything additional?
Yes. If you don’t have a domain (your website URL) and hosting account already, you will need to purchase one. We can guide you in the right direction. We recommend all our clients have an SSL certificate (mandatory for eCommerce website owners) through their hosting providers. Any other license fees for fonts, images or third party services for special features/functions on your website could potentially be an additional expense for you. If you are interested in a Showit5 website, you will need to subscribe to that platform separately. Many of our clients purchase professional photography or stock photography for their images and/or hire a copywriter to help them with their text content. We can add photography (local HI only) and copywrite into your project scope of work.
What about SEO (search engine optimization)?
We do our part to get you set up for success. We write search-engine friendly code and structure our websites with keywords and metadata in all the right places. We boost WordPress websites up a notch with the Yoast SEO plugin. Ultimately, SEO is an ongoing process. In order to benefit from good search engine optimization, we suggest you keep your website’s software updated, regularly add new content, tag the proper keywords and metadata continuously and sharing your content across multiple platforms.
What platform will my website be on?
Most of our custom websites are on WordPress, the open source and versatile content management system (CMS) that currently powers a large portion of the internet. As developers, we can code your theme from scratch, so using WordPress there are almost no limitations to how your website can be done aesthetically. This gives us a lot of flexibility in your design and its incredibly easy for you to upload your copy, image, videos, etc. to your site. The biggest advantage to using WordPress is it puts your website in your control.
You can choose to have a self-hosted WordPress site, or a custom designed site hosted on the Showit platform. We will help you find the best solution best for your needs.
Do you do monthly maintenance?
You will run and manage your website however we do offer maintenance packages that can be customized based on you needs. This can include things like a backup of your website, any and all software updates, basic security, analytic/strategy report, an allotted time slot for personalized web support/work and discounts on any future packages or add ons. We currently only offer monthly maintenance for self-hosted websites we develop (no Showit websites or websites developed by someone else).
Can we meet in person to discuss my project?
We work with clients from all over the country. If you happen to live on the Big Island of Hawai’i, we can provide your initial consultation in person. Otherwise, we look forward to meeting with you virtually over the phone or Facetime. Schedule your discovery call or meeting here.
I’m so ready for my new website! What do I do next?
We are so excited for you! Schedule a discovery call for a free consultation. Or if you want to know more about our services Reach out to us right now and we’ll be in touch soon.