You have the killer business idea, you have the well-planned business model, and you have the product or service lined up and ready to sell. You’re on the road to success already. But you’re missing one key element to selling online—the website itself. Opening a new online business can be difficult (and expensive!) to say the least. With plans starting at just £19 you can have professionally designed web pages that will be up and running in less than 2 weeks at a fraction of the cost.
With a monthly pay website from BB8 Design you’ll enjoy…
- No Startup Costs
- No Risk
- Your Site is Always Up-to-date
- Free Domain Name
- Free Professional Email Address
- Web Hosting Included
…all for just one low monthly payment.
While these things sound good enough on the surface, there may be a lot more benefits to each one of these included features than you think. Let’s start with the biggest deterrent for most small to medium businesses—startup costs.
No Startup Costs
After jumping through all the hoops to legalise your business and paying all the relevant fees, the expenses related to starting your very own business venture add up quickly. Between buying the domain name, buying an email forwarding service for professional emails, and paying a web developer to not only build the website but to design it as well you’re looking at an even deeper hole in your pocket. Taking the next step to build your online presence can be rather expensive without the right tools or web management team to back you. With no start-up costs from BB8 Design, you can get to doing what you love quicker with a fully functional website that didn’t break the bank in the process since the lowest plan starts at only £19/month.
Hiring a webmaster to develop your website is essentially a hit or miss. Do you go for the cheaper web developer and risk buying a sub par website or do you deplete your savings account for a more seasoned web developer? What about online scams that offer you amazing websites at prices that are too good to be true only to be left with shell web pages after they’ve run off with your investment? BB8 Design offers a no risk guarantee to protect your money and your business. Some web development services ask for a long-term commitment and hefty payment up front that to limit your ability to change your mind. And since each all-inclusive plan is paid monthly, you have even more freedom and flexibility to protect your website and your wallet.
Your Site is Always Up-to-date
Free updates are included in each of the low-cost monthly plans offered by BB8 Design. Often, web developers give you the things you need to start off with and leave you with three options. You either:
(a) Pay additional fees for monthly web maintenance and updates
(b) You are offered maintenance for a short amount of time after you buy or
(c) You aren’t offered them at all and you should figure the rest out yourself
Again, the whole process can wind up being rather expensive and for all the money you pay it’s more than reasonable to expect that you get the most bang for your buck. Learning how to manage the technical aspects of your online business’s website isn’t a bad thing. It is, however, time-consuming and you risk long down times if you make erroneous changes to your website’s configuration or code. BB8 Design not only builds and designs your website, they manage it too for the life of your subscription. You can avoid long down times and be combing over the foreign looking code for a flat monthly rate as low as £19.
Free Domain Name
Your domain name is essentially your website’s virtual address. Visitors should be able to access the domain name easily and most importantly it should coincide closely with the name of your actual business. Depending on your desired domain name and whether or not it’s been occupied before and by whom, the prices of domains can be higher than $10,000. Even after purchasing your domain you need to remember to renew it every year and you can expect the second year to be more expensive than the first. This is because domain providers often offer you an introductory price to buy the domain the first time. Forgetting to renew your domain name for even a day can cause you to lose that name completely and give all of your hard earned brand traffic to the new domain owner. BB8 Design offers you a free domain name with each plan and automatically renews your domain for you every year so you never have to worry about the additional cost of domain purchasing or losing your online traffic to someone else.
Free Professional Email Address
Customers look favourably upon businesses that have professional email addresses. When your email address ends in @yahoo.co.uk or @gmail.co.uk or any other domain that isn’t yours, your customers take notice. For a more professional and put together brand image, it is recommended that you get a professional email address that lets your customers know that your business is a serious one. As part of your package with BB8 Design, you get a free professional email address that matches your website’s domain for a flawless and cohesive brand image.
Web Hosting Included
For many entrepreneurs and business owners, web hosting is one of the most confusing parts about trying to get your website off the ground. For anyone who doesn’t work in computer science, web developing, or any closely related fields the technical jargon can be overwhelming. How do you know you’re getting the best web hosting deal? And do you have enough time while you’re running your business to research what every single one of those computer terms or acronyms mean as well as why they’re important for your website’s performance? While web hosting in itself isn’t typically expensive, your hosting services may require you buy a package for at least a year before they agree to host your website. This locks you in to a long-term contract whether you’re happy with the performance or not. With BB8’s Design’s free web hosting as part of any monthly payment plan, you can cut through the tech talk and avoid restrictive commitments.
Free Website Redesign Every 2 Years
As time goes on and your business grows and you may find that you want to take your business in a different direction. Your product and service offerings may have expanded and though your website is up to date in content, you may want to revamp the existing design to fit the new vision you have in mind for your venture. Typically, web development packages often include only one design per website and if you want to work with that company or webmaster again, you’re looking at a repeat of whatever cost you paid the first time if the price hasn’t increased since then. BB8 Design offers free website redesigns every two years (if requested) for as low as £19 for the life of your business. They reward your customer loyalty with thousands of pounds worth of savings. Each design is custom made for you based on your wants and expectations for the business.
Easily Upgrade As Your Business Grows: E-commerce options
BB8 Design has three all-inclusive packages that feature everything above for every package including the Basic for £19. The E-commerce package (£29.99) and the Advanced Package (£49.00) have even more features like e-commerce capability for websites that intend to sell online directly through their website. If you’re fortunate enough to find that your business has grown and needs more pages than just the 3 pages offered in the Basic plan, you can easily upgrade to a bigger package that gives you even more pages for a single monthly fee.
In short, you get a lot for your money. With no risks, no start-up costs, free domain names and web hosting, and everything else you get with each BB8 Design package you get a lot of value for a website that could have cost you thousands. Plans start at just £19 a month and include everything you need to get your business off to a profitable start.
You can view the Pay Monthly Website packages here
Contributor: Jessica Gervais