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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a website cost?

All design and website packages are custom curated for your unique needs. The price of your website will depend on the features, size, and complexity of the build. Most websites start at $2499 CAD. If your budget is smaller, get in touch to discuss whether we can design a package that fits your price point. Read below about our no-interest payment plans.

Do I have to pay upfront?

The goal at Trademark Virtual is to make websites accessible to anyone that needs it. The standard payment schedule is a 25-25-50 split. What that means is that you pay 25% to reserve your spot. Once the contract is signed and the work will begin, another 25% is due. The final 50% is due after final edits and prior to website launch. If this payment schedule does not suit you, be sure to reach out to create a different payment plan that suits your budget.

Are there any additional costs I should be aware of?

Our websites are primarily built via Weeknight Website or Elementor Cloud as they are relatively low cost platforms that suit most people. As per the majority of other website builders, there is an associated cost. Fortunately, both these platforms offer hosting, which saves you a ton of money! You will also need to purchase a domain (URL). Don’t fret too much about this one – many companies offer $0.99 domains for the first year. Additional costs may also be incurred if you want email marking, customized fonts, designed stock photos, etc. All of these costs are not included in the listed prices. Please reach out so we can discuss what costs you can expect to incur throughout the process.

What will you need from me to start building my website?

Depending on your industry and the type of information you want to display, you may need an approved brand identity (if you don’t have one, we can help link you to some amazing brand strategists!). You will also need to provide us with your website copy and styled images. If you don’t have styled images and you want them on your website, we highly recommend you book a brand shoot or get creative with your camera. Stock photos can also be purchased or downloaded for free across various sites including Unsplash, Pexels, and Pixabay. Be sure to look at their licenses to ensure that they are free to use on your website.

What website platform do you use?

A website platform will be chosen depending on what functionalities your website needs. However, most websites will be built using WordPress. More than ⅓ of all websites across the internet are powered by WordPress. This platform is super powerful and very customizable. Google has been also said to favour this platform, meaning that your website may rank higher and appear before others in the search engine. 

Other platforms that may be used include Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify. Get in touch so we can determine the best platform for you.

Do you offer maintenance plans?

At Trademark Virtual, we create an experience tailored to your needs (and importantly your budget). After your website is complete, we will provide you with videos on how to do the basics. If you want to make significant changes to your website, or you are not interested in maintaining your website yourself, we can put you on a retainer plan to ensure your website stays in tip-top shape. Get in touch if you have questions!

Why do you use Weeknight Website to build out websites?

Weeknight Website is absolutely AH-MAZING! They are a WordPress builder. If you want to see how Weeknight Website compares to other platforms, you can read the comparison here: https://weeknightwebsite.com/ They manage plugins for you, which can save you lots of money in the long run. Their customer service is like no other so if you don’t want to hire a website designer on retainer, you can reach out to their team for quick and friendly support!

What is your referral program?

There is no better compliment than a referral! Trademark Virtual appreciates the referral just as much as we love working with clients. That's why you'll receive a financial incentive if you refer someone you know to us. Be sure to get in touch for more details.

How will I know how to maintain my website?

After your website is complete, I will provide you with standard videos on how to do the basics. If you want to make significant changes to your website, or you are not interested in maintaining your website yourself, I can be hired on retainer or hourly. Get in touch if you have questions!

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