Originally Posted By: Roberta Dulay
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Todd, I can offer you the basic package for $199 plus $5.25 for hosting. That’s $262 - less than $289 by $27 (oh boy!)
The customization of the template to match Bill's brochure was accomplished without any fees, as I have built several of our templates to be easily modifiable and anything that takes me 10 minutes or less really isn't worth the hassle of trying to "upsell". I've been doing web design now for over 8 years - you'd be surprised how many things I can do in ten minutes or less! ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)
Anyhow, the document upload feature is the only thing that Bill is paying extra for. He's in on our beta program however, at a substantial discount from the price listed on the web site. The content management system, the links manager, the custom content, articles, etc., is part of our standard value-priced package, which I think is very fairly priced at the $199. The companies that charge $500, $600, even $1200 or more for basic home inspection web sites are clearly in it strictly for the profit... I'm more about spreading the love.
Anyone can call themselves a web designer and hang a virtual shingle out offering web sites for the masses. Before you go with any designer, ask for their references and portfolio links to see what they have accomplished. Find out if they really know how to code, or if they are simply doing their layouts in a WYSIWYG drag & drop editor like Front Page or Adobe GoLive. This may not seem important at first, but it will be when it comes to knowing whether your designer will be capable of adding functionality to your web site, or even of fixing pages when they are broken.
As for myself, I'm not going to tell you - I'll show you. Here are some of the sites that I have built for my company over the past year or so. Most are database driven and all are optimized to load quickly and be search engine friendly:
This is just a partial list - see rdulay.com for my entire portfolio, and my resume if you're interested. Want more? Check out what my customers have to say about me by visiting http://www.yalia.com/quotes.php?qid=1
Anyhow, give me a call and let's talk about it. You can reach me at 303-258-0333, generally until pretty late (notice the time?), but usually not terribly early in the morning
Todd, I'd love to work with you on your web site (once I'm done with Bill's of course). I'm confident you'll be pleased with the end result and the value for your money. If you're not, you're welcome to trash me all over this forum - that's pretty much a given, I'd think. Anyhow, I hope to hear from you soon. You can also contact me directly through Yalia.com.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
P.S. Sorry to ramble, it's after midnight in Colorado and I think I'm getting punchy
Yalia Technology Design offers NACHI members Home Inspection Web Sites for under $200. Visit http://www.realtysites.info/nachi.php for more information.