Frequently Asked Question

How much does a Website cost?
If I had a nickle for every time….
This is a trick question.  I usually like to answer it by asking “how much does a house cost”? Obviously a website isn’t’ going to cost you as much as a house (well – most websites anyway) – but the concept applies.  Do you want the small one bedroom condo on the 1st floor, or the big colonial on 2 acres, or the penthouse on 5th avenue?  We can build you any house – I mean website you wish – but the investment will vary depending on your needs, goals, desires, etc.  Please take the first steps to get started and we’ll talk to you about your budget and what you can expect…
How do I get Started?
The best way to get started is to get your ducks in a row before you reach out to someone to build you a new website.  We have developed a series of expectations that you would be aware of, and then a series of questions you should be able to answer, which will help guide you and us toward a successful partnership. It may very well be that we’re not perfect for each other.  That’s OK.  If we’re not we’ll be happy to refer you to someone who can meet your needs – but reading our list of expectations and filling out the questionnaire will help us both get started.

Short answer:  getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Read this: Are You Ready?
  2. then read this: The Process
  3. then fill out this form!
How long does it take to develop a Website?
After your initial Free No Obligation consultation, Zebra Lakes will present you with a comprehensive plan detailing exactly what will be provided.  Upon your agreement, the development process will begin and your unique Website will usually be completed within two weeks. This timeframe can vary and is dependent on the availability of your pictures/wording for the site.
Why shouldn't I use a free Website builder?

With Zebra Lakes you receive:

Free advice on how to grow your business

A unique Website

Added functionality not available with free Websites

Visibility through Google searches

Website Support

With a Free Site you receive:

A Template-based Website with the same look and feel as others

Limited functionality

Extra charges for additional features

Additional costs for support

Will our Website look great on all platforms?
Yes! All Zebra Lakes Websites are fully responsive, which means they look great on any device: laptop, PC, tablet, and mobile.
What is a Website Care Plan and Why Do I need One?
Our Care Plans include features such as hosting, complete site backups, security scans, software updates, and even website content and functionality updates, depending on the selected plan. We know these items are essential for keeping a website safe and secure, as well as up and running without issue.  This is an optional but highly recommended service we offer for our clients.  If we did not build your website but you are interested in a Care Plan
What is WordPress and why do you use it?
WordPress is a tool that provides a lot of built in functionality and structure for building a website. It is a Content Management System, which means that you will be able to update the site yourself – without the need of any programming or technical knowledge.  This allows you to keep things up to date and fresh without having to 1) pay for someone else to do it or 2) wait for someone else to do it.
Can changes be made to our Website after it’s gone live?
Yes! We expect your Website to evolve and grow with your business, so Zebra Lakes Websites are developed with the capacity for change whether small or large.
What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a two part process. First, you must set up a website so that the search engines (namely Google) know what the site is about and can therefore rank it appropriately. There are things we can do behind the scenes that will help your SEO results – and we do these things for all of our clients. Secondly, there are “off-page” tasks that need to be performed on a regular ongoing basis in order to help build “Authority” for your site.

The important point is that there isn’t some magic “set it and forget it” Search Engine Optimization trick we can perform (no one can).  It’s a lot of work up-front, and then even more work on an ongoing basis, to get your site to rank high in Google and other search engine results.

The number one thing YOU can do is have great content on your site.  That starts with what you and we write prior to launching the new site – as well as continued fresh content in your blog. After that, an ongoing optimization campaign is essential.

Do you host Email?
No.  We believe in doing what we do best and therefore stick to designing and developing digital marketing solutions and websites.  We DO however have a strategic partner that we team with for email hosting who does a bang up job.  Once you sign on with us you’ll have access to our partners as well.
How long are the monthly payments for?
The monthly payments are indefinite as long as you want the website live.
Can my Website link with Facebook and other Social Media?
Yes! All Zebra Lakes packages include the capability to link to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
What if we currently have a Website and want to add an online store?
If Zebra Lakes developed your Website, then adding an online store is easy. if not, simply contact us for a Free consultation to discuss possible options.

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