The Affordable Website Center
Small businesses, non-profit organizations and start-up companies often find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to creating a web presence that can produce results. You understand that an aesthetically pleasing design, one that will grab the attention of your visitors and invite them to explore the interior pages, is very important. It is also important that interested parties find you through Google search because it is a great way to leverage your time and limited funds.
The problem is that you can’t afford the prices of design agencies or freelancers, so you settle for a friend or someone you know just to get something out there. You may even create the site yourself using Word Press or some other open source platform. But the design is not really an accurate reflection of your organization or, you really love the design but nobody can find you because your website is not properly optimized. Optimization and design cannot be separated if you want to be successful on the web.
The Discovery Communications Group’s Affordable Website Center is your answer.
At The Discovery Communications Group, we recently ran a contest called "Torch My Site" where people could submit their site in a contest for the worst website design. We had approximately 45 submissions and the "winner" was voted for by anyone who came to the site.
This is when we discovered that there is a very large market for small (up to approximately 10 pages) websites that are completely customized and optimized, the only problem being the expense involved.
We solved the problem and The Affordable Website Center was born.
We will design and optimize a completely original website for you at a price of just $500.00. As soon as your design is complete and live there will be a monthly recurring cost of $100.00 that includes a tremendous amount of added value you can see listed below.
After thinking about it, we realized that we had the technology and the web intelligence to create 4 unique layouts that you can choose from. We know that out of these four layouts, we can design thousands of completely customized websites that look nothing like each other. We further built a content management system (CMS) for each of the layouts upon which we could design your site.
The next step was the trickiest: we built a custom, data base driven web portal that allows you to provide us all of the information we need to design and optimize your website. The portal is extraordinarily intuitive and user friendly. It should only take you a couple of hours to upload everything we need. The portal allows you to:
- Upload copy and images
- Select one of four layouts
- Select a color palette
- Upload your logo
- Tell us 3 website designs you like and why
- Tell us 3 website designs you do not like and why
- Receive easy to understand hints and tips along the way
- Give you 2 opportunities to make edits before going live
Value Added Services
- One free month for every referral you send us that we end up working with. You may never have to pay us again!
- Your website will reside on a Content Management System that is as easy to use as writing a word document. The CMS allows you to make your own copy edits, add or delete photos, and add or delete pages. We will provide you with an easy to follow “cheat sheet” on how to use the CMS. Of course, we are always available to answer any questions.
- Copy editing for grammar, spelling and optimization
- Website hosting with unlimited emails, band width and storage
- Design and optimization by an award winning marketing agency
- E-commerce for up to 10 items
- Weekly back up of your website
- Onsite SEO including Google Local Integration
- Analytics and reporting
- Quick contact form on every page
- Photo Gallery
- Calendar, if you wish
- Custom Youtube channel and access
- Membership in Discovery Cares
- Provides access to on-going submissions of hints, tips and articles on how to market your business
- Creates a network of hundreds of companies that each member will have access to and we will encourage our members to work with each other.
- One new customer or lead through Discovery Cares will more than pay for our services.
- Of course, one new customer or funding source through your website can more than pay for our services
- We will use the websites in Discovery Cares to create back links, where applicable, in order to boost each member’s search rankings. Google places a very high value on relevant back links.
- For an extra $20.00 per month, you can trade your website in for a brand new model after 2 years
- Complete copy writing services
- Live chat
- Ongoing SEO maintenance
- SEM/PPC management