great website is, without a doubt, the best marketing method
available today. They are economical, up to date, and can be viewed
by an unlimited number of people world-wide. Information on each horse can be easily
found on a website in that horse's section or page, unlike a
Facebook page (which is also a great tool, but as an adjunct to a
website to use as a reference point). The best websites have a clean design,
are easy to navigate, load quickly and present the horses
in their very best light. Conversely, a bad website can actually UN sell your product.
WHAT IT COSTS: Websites are priced at $700 for design of up to 6 pages. Most farms do not need more pages than this (typically the home page, stallions, mares,
geldings, for sale and links) but if you
would like more, they are priced at $100
per additional page. If you have more than 12 horses total that need to be
on the site, there is a $10 per additional horse extra charge to
help offset the extra time spent editing photos and inputting data.
$400 is due as a down payment when I begin work, and the balance of $300 is due when
your site is completed, which
usually takes about two weeks, depending on the size of the site,
how quickly I receive your material, and
my existing workload. This price includes the complete site design,
featuring unique, beautiful custom graphics, created especially for your farm's
site. Nothing is clip art or template! I choose from your submitted
photos only the best/most flattering shots, and photos are edited to include cropping, resizing, and removal of distracting background objects.
Updates to your completed site are priced at $250/year (limited
to two hours of updates per month; $25/hour thereafter).
SETTING UP THE SITE: I prefer that each client set up their domain name and website
themselves, so that it can be billed directly to their account and
the domain name automatically renewed when that is due. I will help
walk you through the process (it really is not all that hard).
Or, you may already have a domain name and server space set up, and in that case I
can just take over the design and maintenance of your existing website.
Website design is one artistic "medium" I find most enjoyable. I hope to create something beautiful for you soon!
Websites designed by Laura Hornick Behning
(click on any link to visit)