Users always come first
When designing a product, we always think of how users are going to experience it across all their devices.
The timeframe for designing a website can vary depending on the circumstances, but in general our websites are up and running within 2 weeks and the final details (changing fonts, colors, images, etc.) are usually completed within the first month. The timeline will depend mostly on your schedule. For example if you have the time to flesh out all the text you intend to use on your website, you might shave a week off of your timeframe.
We do host our client's websites if desired. Before we start working on your website, we'll setup a demo site on our server. You'll be able to see your site being built in realtime. Once the site is ready to launch, you can either have the files transferred to your own server, keep them on our server ($10/month), or we can add a new server to our account for your use ($20/month). All of our servers are hosted at Digital Ocean, which we've found to be the best service for the money.
Each of our websites includes 6 months of tech support. During this time we'll keep your site's security and files updated, ensure that your server remains healthy, and provide you with suggestions for the future. Additionally, we offer several on-going services including social marketing, ad management, advanced tech support, and website management (continuously update the content on your site). Many of these services are included with our branding packages with hefty discounts.
Your website is a major step toward improving your company's image, but it isn't the last. While we'll submit your website to google and other search engines, you'll need to market your website in order to increase your traffice and profits (that could mean running ads but doesn't have to). Our advice: Social media has become a powerful tool for small, local businesses; so if you don't have social profiles for your business, then that's your first step. It's cheaper and faster to compete on social networks for local customers than to compete against the "big dogs" for Google's prime real estate.