Dear clients, friends and colleagues:
The internet is ever-changing, and so is the field of website design. After doing a huge amount of soul searching and contemplation I have decided to take our design service in a new direction.
The past few months have been hard. Design and development have become an incredibly competitive industry over the last few years. We have been making websites for over 20 years, and in the last 5 years it has been harder and harder to obtain new clients in the industries we enjoy working with.
This is the result of many things, but I think the most obvious is price. Our price for years has been under major agencies prices, with our average site costing between $1500 and $5000. We have always worked hard to provide the best possible design and service, and to always be accessible to our clients. There have been so many times I have sat down for a consultation with someone and when we come to price I see the look on their faces: They want the service, but that they just cant come to grips with that type of investment right now.
It is time to change the way we price great websites. Websites MUST be affordable for small business.
Currently there are a LOT of challenges to the small design group in our industry. We have all seen the ads on TV or your favorite blog: “Cookie Cutter site systems”, “Create a free website here”, “Website hosting for a penny” and so on. No matter how many developers are out there telling people to avoid these marketing traps, people keep getting sucked into them, and before they know it, they have a website which is no longer free, and not properly designed or worse: badly designed. Mostly because you are an amazing life coach/ sales person/ farmer/ promoter but not an experienced web designer/ developer.
We ARE web developers, and we want you to have the best possible website, keeping YOUR unique, personal vision in mind. So we are changing the costs of web design, without sacrificing services, without giving you less. In fact, we think we can offer more!
So we are launching Managed Website Services!
That’s right! It is such a simple solution and it makes so much sense to our end users. The costs are simple. The benefits are huge!
No longer do you need to have thousands of dollars on hand to get a website going or to update your old website. Now you can simply sign up for services, we will contact you and get the ball rolling. From that point forward the process is simple: We create a great website that matches your branding and has the features you have asked for. You pay a monthly price and get a great website.
Effective, fast, brilliant! By offering managed services we can offer super fast hosting, incredible security, and beautiful design, all at a price small business owners can afford to pay.
NO Commitments – NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS!
This was super important for me to offer our clients. No one likes being stuck into a contract, but cell phone companies, cable companies, and insurance companies are all locking small business into an inflexible contract they can’t get out of for 1-5 years without paying a huge penalty. There is no room in small business for these types of service contracts. The world just changes to fast. Our goal is to provide such incredible service that you no longer need to worry about commitments or contracts, because you won’t want to leave.
We want to hear your feedback, so please reach out! Let us know who needs help with their website!
This is our new pricing structure, and I think your going to love it!
– Joshua Patterson
Owner Thinking Man Creative