So you are finally ready to take the big step: It’s time to get a website for your business, project or portfolio, or to get a major refresh of your old site. Now what? You know that you need this built for you as you don’t have time to become a self-taught website designer. But that’s just the first of many issues. For instance, what do you want to have done? How much will it cost? How can you tell if the website designer is good or not? They’re all really good questions. Here’s how I can answer them:
Knowing the scope of the work will help you figure out what a realistic budget should be. For instance, if you’re a very small local business, you may only need a five-page website. These basic pages might be enough: 1. Homepage, 2. About Us, 3. Our Services and Pricing, 4. Testimonials/Reviews, and 5. Contact Page.
Maybe you already have a basic site like that, but it’s old and not mobile-friendly. You may want to add a news blog (example), your social media feeds (example) and a couple more product pages, and give the whole thing a new look. Please view my portfolio for check out my designs.
It is essential to clarify that the price offered is in line with your budget.
The hourly rate for a web designer can vary by a lot - from as little as £10 per hour to over £70 per hour. Somewhere between £30 and £50 per hour is about average. That might be helpful information, but it doesn’t tell you the total cost of your new website. How do you know if you have five hours of work here, or fifty?
I recognise that many small business owners or individuals simply don’t have the kind of budget charged by most website designers. My costs are as follows:
Design Option #1: For a single page scrolling website I charge £200. View an example.
Design Option #2: I charge a set price of £50 per page for websites of 2 or more pages, i.e. a 5-page website will cost £250. View an example.
Optional Services: I also provide additional services, which include: 1) hosting, 2) the addition of a secure certificate (https://), 3) a dedicated business email, 4) search engine optimisation (SEO) and 5) blogging on your behalf.
Typically, I provide a bespoke website design service to small and medium-sized businesses, projects and portfolios for individuals. The websites I have designed range in size from a single page to over 250 pages.
I regularly maintain clients' websites and provide full support for website management and updating. Please feel free to contact any of the website owners shown in my portfolio for a reference.
If you are interested in having a new website or a re-design of your current website, please send me a message and let me know of your needs. If you are confused about what is involved in designing your website, feel free to ask for help. I will help you find the best solution. You can also let me know the type of help you require by filling in the help request form.
My interest is to fully understand your needs and to provide cost-effective solutions and meet or preferably exceed your expectations. You and your website matter to me.
Pat Reynolds of Boray Designs didn’t just transform my website, he put new life into my whole business. I advise inventors, a specialist niche that doesn’t need huge traffic to be viable. But no traffic at all is overdoing the insouciance a bit, and that’s the way things were heading before Pat worked his magic. In a matter of days - faster than my ability to keep up - he replaced my tired old self-managed site with a thing of wonder. It looks cool and professional - both firsts - but the real value is a total content rebuild so that the website now attracts more visitors, informs and educates them for free, and contextualises the services on offer that aren’t free. It’s an improvement on a scale I couldn’t have planned or worked up into a brief myself, let alone executed myself, so massive respect and boundless gratitude to Boray Designs.
- A Better Mousetrap -
Our website was constructed by Boray Designs and has been maintained and hosted by Boray perfectly during the past four years. Boray Designs met all of our requirements with ease. We used to pay Google Ads £500 per month for advertising campaigns but with Boray's help we were able to reduce this to £0 whilst also having an increasing web presence and moving up the web site rankings. Thank you Boray Designs for helping to take care of our business and for your dedication.
- KISS Driving School -
Talk about being helped! During a visit by Boray Designs, I was informed of what was required to improve my home business. I am not a computer literate person so I had no idea what to do. Boray Designs purchased me a website name, built me a website and put it on the internet for me - all in one day! I am so pleased with the website, which reflects my business perfectly. Thanks you so much for all of your help!
- Holistic Therapist, South West Wales -
Boray Designs completely redesign our outdated website and brought it up to current standards. The new website was designed and constructed in a very short time frame and much to our satisfaction - both artistically and technically. We are now being supported on an ongoing basis by Boray Designs, and their response is invariably prompt.
Dr. Jim Boggs
- EffectiveArts LLC, Tucson, Arizona USA -
After renting out our beautiful 170 year old renovated cottage we finally decided that we would like to turn it into a holiday home. We contacted Boray Designs and in a very short timeframe our website was completed. I am delighted with the website which contains an on-line booking form for our guests but more importantly it displays our cottage at its best. Thank you.
- Y Cwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales -
Just wanted to let you know what a huge positive response I've had to the website! People have said the layout is fantastic and looks brilliant. Someone else said it looks very expensive! Job well done, I've sung your praises on FB and Twitter and will certainly pass your details on to anyone wanting work done.
- Optimum Body Sports Massage, Oxford -
I had been thinking of getting a website together to help me get gigs in clubs and pubs in South West Wales. I got more than expected and I didn't expect to have my music playing out from the website! Fantastic as people can actually hear my music now. Bookings are now coming in. Great job!
- Blues Artist, Pembrokeshire, Wales -
Oh the relief to have a website! A friend contacted Boray Designs on our behalf and asked for help. The response was phenomenal. Boray designed a website which exceeded our expectations and has improved our business no end. I recommend you to contact Boray Designs if you need help. You will not regret it.
- Pembrokeshire Foot Clinic, Wales -
Boray designed our website and for the past two years has maintained it. Any problems have always been quickly resolved by Boray. Our website design has been changed twice during this time, primarily to redesign our website for use on mobiles phones and tablets. Boray Designs meet all of our website needs. We are a very happy and satisfied customer.
- Intelligent Security & Fire Ltd., Middlesex, UK-