How much will my website cost?
All Graphics By T websites are built from the ground up and because each Graphics By T website is built to fit the needs of each customer, we do not work on existing websites. The price reflects this as well as our expertise in the digital media and design world. Those aspects of expertise include the number of pages, the type of website (e-commerce, personal, public figure, ect.), and the type of design. Tabs (drop down menus, hidden pages, ect.) do count as pages. I do try to keep my prices low so that all customers can focus more on their company. The pricing on your website is entirely based on the the amount of pages and the complexity of the website however all websites start at $2,000 and are subject to 6% sales tax which is NOT included in the pricing of your website until you receive your final work contract and invoice. Full service websites (I create or provide approved content such as text, videos, photos, ect.), start at $3,500. **Please note: you do NOT pay me for hosting and I do NOT provide domains or purchase on your behalf. For a free consultation on your website, please request a quote here on the contact page.
How long will it take to complete my website or graphic?
All Graphics By T website commissions are completed within 21 business days (Monday - Saturday, 10AM - 5PM, excluding US holidays) of receiving the content depending on the client's approval. To ensure that your website is completed as soon as possible, content must be provided within 1 business day from the time of the deposit. I do try to keep all project times under 21 business days to accommodate as many clients as possible. If your project extends over the allotted 21 business days at no fault of Graphics By T, there is a $500 extension fee that allots an additional 21 business days to your project. All Graphics By T customers must sign a work contract before work can begin. All other graphics (logos, posters, clothing prints, and music artwork designs) are completed within 14 business days of concept approval. **Please note you must be 18 years or older to work with Graphics By T. If you are under the age of 18, please have a parent or legal guardian contact Graphics By T on your behalf. Please note that websites do NOT go live until I have received all payment for the website.
Do you create or provide content for my site?
I offer complete full service websites meaning I will create starter word content for your website. Full service website pricing starts at $3,500. You will need to provide me with an outline in order for me to do this. I will not and cannot (legally), however, look through search engines such as Google or Bing to find content for your site. For any website photos, I will license photos needed and that will be reflected in the final price for your website. I cannot take content from any other website. If there are any specific photos or certain content (such as biographies, contact information, ect) you would like for your website, please provide those and ensure you own the copyright or have obtained the necessary licenses to use the photos. Graphics By T is not responsible for any legal fees or notices from the original content owner if you do not have the correct legal rights. All full service websites are completed within 14 business days. For more information on a full service website, please request a quote via the contact page here. Be sure to include "Full Service Website" in your message. If you are not purchasing a full service website, content for your website must be provided within 5 business days from the day your deposit was paid.
Who Do You Do Business With?
I work with any and all clients who need a website. You must be at least 18 years of age. If you are not at least 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian contact me and complete all contractual agreements on your behalf. You must be able to enter into a legally binding contract as all Graphics By T clients must sign a work contract. Graphics By T also reserved the right to decline the building of a website for any reason such as the content of the website.
How do you accept payment?
I accept cash and card payments. Graphics By T does NOT accept checks or money orders. For card payments, the payments will be processed over the phone or email invoice through PayPal Merchant services. *50% of the total cost is due before the project can begin, this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE as stated in the Graphics By T work contract. Once the site is complete, the other 50% is due before the site is released to you to go live. This payment process was chosen because of how quickly your website will be ready. You will receive 1 invoice from Graphics By T with the initial 50% of your project due, unless there are enhancements to your project. All invoices must be paid the same business day, if work is completed and the invoice has been sent before 5 PM. **Please note, you do NOT pay me for your website hosting. I currently accept card payments through PayPal Merchant. Cash or check payments can be paid to Graphics By T in person only if you're local. Graphics By T does not accept payments through Western Union, Money Gram, or any other online merchants. *Please note all payments are subject to 6% sales tax and a 2.9% processing fee for card payments.
*For all other Graphics By T services, 100% of payment is due before work begins. The 50% deposit applies only to website projects.
Can other people make changes to my website or logo?
I do not allow other people, designers, or companies to make any design or layout changes on sites that I have created or changes to any banners or logos that I have created under any circumstances. This clause is included in the work contract under 'Copyright'. Having someone to update content on your website for you is not included under this clause. Having another designer or design company change the design or layout will be breach of contract. I will request that you revert the website back to its finished state within 2 business days. If the changes are not reverted back to their original state, Graphics By T will begin mediation. If a decision isn't reached during mediation, Graphics By T will move forward with legal action.
*Please note, I also do NOT complete work on existing websites or websites created by another designer or company. All Graphics By T projects are completed from start to finish and are tailored to fit the needs of each client.
What do you build your websites on?
I'm experienced with many platforms such as Squarespace.com, Wix.com, Tumblr.com, and Wordpress.com. I'm a Squarespace Specialist however, I've build many sites on different platforms. I currently offer websites and e-commerce stores on Squarespace.com, Wix.com, Tumblr.com, Wordpress.com (and Wordpress.org), Shopify.com, and Bigcartel.com. I use these platforms for their availability, hosting price, as well as their functionality. I will also consult you on the best platform to build your website on.
Can you manage my website and/or social media account?
Yes I can. There is a fee for $200/month for your website management or $400/month for website management and technical support and $1,000/month for up to 10 social network account or $150/month per individual social network. For your website this includes any design changes, website updates, regular maintenance, and any other website needs you may have (if the technical support package is purchased). For your social media accounts, I market your account to help you gain followers and build engagement with your brand. I'll schedule updates to post on your behalf once approved, however, I do not reply back to mentions or messages left on your account. All likes and followers that you will gain are 100% real as I work directly with both Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram's advertising departments. Your information is also always safe with Graphics By T.
CAN YOU Verify My Accounts?
I can verify your website on Youtube, Google+, and Pinterest. I do not offer verification services for any other social media accounts or submit on your behalf. Those decisions are left entirely up to the verification department of each social media website and are entirely out of my control. Graphics By T will never promise account verification. For more information about verified accounts, please visit the help center of the website you'd like to verify your account on.
Do you host my website or store my content?
I do NOT offer website hosting. Your hosting provider will be hosting your website and the hosting will depend on your website needs. I will store the content (photos, videos, text, ect.) needed to create your website at the Graphics By T office on a secure drive. I will only keep your content for the amount of time that you are my client. If our working relationship is terminated, I will pass along the content that you own. Any content, graphics, or images created by Graphics By T is copyrighted and owned by Graphics By T and will not be turned over for use by another graphic designer or graphic design company due to copyrights.
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