$999 Starter Website
When COVID-19 shut down so many businesses across the nation (some temporarily and some indefinitely), it became apparent how important it is to have a website because everything suddenly went “virtual” without notice.
Even before that, Fuse Marketing and Media believes that all businesses should have a web presence and that it should be able to be done by a professional at a reasonable cost. We’ve been building websites for over a decade (before it was a simple as drag and drop) and we’ve helped hundreds of businesses get found online.
While we definitely have complete website packages that cost far more than $999, we began offering this price for a simple one-page starter website. The great news is that this website will be able to build further later without having to start over and we give you training videos on how to make revisions and additions on your own.
We’ve been able to complete the majority of these sites within one to two months once we have the deposit, the signed agreement, and any content or images we may need from you, which will be discussed on a strategy call with one of our designers after your deposit is made.
Here is a small list of websites that we have completed (or are currently working on) for this package:
- Excellence By Design
- Lariba Real Estate
- June’s Creations
- 3 Pink Bears
- Shatter Silence
- Keith Kirkpatrick
- Tax-Free Retirement Solutions
- Coach John Hackett
Step One: Deposit
$200 deposit required to get started – this is an annual recurring fee that will automatically charge you every year on the same date with the same payment method so that your website is protected and online. This fee covers the annual costs for the following:
- your domain (normally $15-$20 per year)
- hosting (normally between $60 and $100 per year, or more depending on the server)
- SSL certificate, allows your site to be considered “safe” (normally $125 per year)
- annual basic update by our team (normally $99)
- annual backup of your site by our team (normally $50)
*If you plan to allow us to build this for you, do NOT go buy a new domain. We can only offer this low price for websites that are on OUR hosting plan and if you buy it now, we would have to wait at least 30 days to transfer it and work on it. If you already own a domain, and it isn’t new, we can transfer it easily. Just so that it is clear, YOU own your domain and your website, but we buy it and host it for you because it’s easier for our team and allows you to get more for your money because we get discounted rates with our server. Our agreement protects you, by clearly stating that you are the owner of your domain and website.*
Step Two: Agreement
As our attorney always says, “All business relationships should have a contract.” This allows us to be protected to receive full payment and it protects your ownership of the domain. Please review and sign the agreement by clicking HERE! We cannot start working on your website until this step is completed. If you have any questions, please call or text us at (219) 707-1882.
Step Three: Send Your Content
Fill out our Starter Website form to get your content and info to us, we’ll need this form filled out in order to get started. If you have any questions about it, we can discuss that on our call, which is the next step. If you need to send us anything besides what it allows on that form, please email it to us at email@example.com.
Step Four: Appointment
After we receive your payment and your form, you can click the link below to schedule your “strategy call” so that we can discuss what your site will look like, what will be on it, and what else we would need you to send us in order to get started. If you have any questions about the process or the agreement, you can ask those during this call as well. Typical things we ask for are (but aren’t required and will be dependent on our conversation):
- your headshot
- your bio (about you)
- links to your social media profiles
- your contact information that you’d like on the site
- images of your products, if applicable
Please put $Starter Website Strategy Call in the “Reason for Appointment” line on the booking form so that we can be best prepared for the meeting.
Step Five: Professional Website
Now, it’s time for you to sit back and let us do the work. If we have any questions or concerns, we’ll contact you. If we need anything else, we’ll contact you. If we think it will take longer than a week, we’ll contact you. When the site is completed, we’ll ask you to take a look at it. If you want any changes made, we’ll do that until you’re satisfied (within the expectations of the agreement, of course). Once you’ve confirmed that you are happy with the site and our work is done, we’ll send you the login credentials and training videos to make revisions and additions on your own, via email.
Step Six: Pay Your Balance
When this process first started, you would have received an invoice from us (after you paid your deposit) with the remaining balance due within 60 days. That email should come from Paypal. It can be paid little by little or all at once. If for any reason, you need the 60 days extended, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to work with you if you need it, but we need communication if that’s the case.
Step Seven: Leave Us a Review (please)
As a small business, referrals and recommendations are very important to the growth of our business. We want to know your thoughts on our work – and so does the rest of the world! If you would be kind enough to review us, please use the links below: