Things we’ve been asked…
What do I need in order to have a website?
There are two things you will need before your website can be built: a domain name and a hosting account. We can advise and help you with the domain name setup. We provide hosting for sites we build/manage.
Then, of course, you need the site built out. This is our specialty!
What should I expect to pay?
Design & Build
Design and build costs can differ greatly. We’ve heard of small businesses paying up to $25,000 to have their (small) site built. The companies building sites for those kinds of prices usually have big staffs, a lot of overhead, and some processes that are inefficient.
PressTeam doesn’t work like that. We are small and super-efficient. Our sites start at $1,000. Even if your site is really large, we really doubt it would cost you $25,000 for us to build it.
But hey, if you want to pay us that much, we won’t turn it down…
Domain Registration & Hosting
Domain name registration and hosting are ongoing costs that are usually paid annually. Domain name registration can run from $10 to $50 per year, depending on the domain type and who you register it through.
Hosting can be confusing. If you look at some of the big-name hosting companies you will likely see a great “introductory” hosting fee, sometimes as low as $4 per month. What they don’t tell you is that when you need to renew, those costs go way, way up.
They also don’t tell you that these hosting accounts are pretty bare-bones… you get the lowest amount of bandwidth, storage, and resources on a shared server that can be affected by other websites’ issues. In addition:
- you have to make all your own system updates (PHP and WordPress Core)
- you have to make your own backups and do your own restores if something goes wrong
- you have to provide your own security
If you want any of these services to be provided by your big name hosting company, your hosting costs will be dramatically higher (ask us what we went through with one of the biggest hosting companies a few years ago). You could end up paying $50 per month, or more, for hosting with security and backups, and you still would need to do all your own system updating. And that would not include fixing things if your site gets hacked. That service is usually a per hour charge with most companies and can run $120 per hour, or more.
PressTeam fees are $25 per month for hosting and $20 per month for the maintenance plan. That covers everything, all of the above… we don’t like hidden, unexpected fees, and we bet you don’t either!
Why should we have PressTeam do our website?
Because we want you to be successful… we will do our best to make sure your website is exactly what you want/need.
Together, we have over 30 years of website-building experience. We do this for our day jobs too, you know. Making websites is our passion (well… one of our passions). If it weren’t, we wouldn’t be doing this as our side gig, we’d be doing other stuff… like maybe skydiving and deep-sea diving, or racecar driving, or collecting snake venom…
Well, something else, anyway.
How do I know if PressTeam is the right website company for me?
That’s easy… we listen to you. Really, really listen.
When you decide you want to work with us, we meet with you so you can tell us your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for your site. We present our best ideas based on what you’ve told us, and then you decide if we are destined to be website BFFs.
I don't live in Winona, how can we work together?
That’s also easy… Technology!
We use Zoom to meet with our clients, wherever they might be located… even in Winona when circumstances keep us apart (or when our places are a mess!).
That means we can meet and discuss your site no matter if you are at home, at work, or on a nice vacation to a sunny, warm location (which is a big thing for Minnesotans!)
As long as you can get on the internet, we can meet with you.
Once we start working on your site we set up a way to share files. We use both DropBox and Google Drive so you can pick the one that works best for you. You’ll get access to a folder where we will share documents back and forth between us.
Once we start building your site you will have access to a private version of your site. You will be able to log in and see the site under construction and give us feedback at key points of the build.
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Located in lovely Winona, Minnesota
On the banks of the Misi-ziibi, Ol' Man River, Big Muddy.
You know... M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I.