By Step Help
following is a list of questions that you or your organization
should answer to begin your web development project OR to
receive a quote from us. These questions are key to your web
development project and proper price quotation. If you
have questions on any item, feel free to toggle the help links on/off.
1- Domain Name?
You need to secure this TODAY. (ie: yourwebsite.com) Help +/-
are the goals of your site? Help +/-
3- Target Market?
purpose of the website will help you and us determine how the site
should be structured and designed.
Your site may have one purpose or many. Here are a few:
*Provide Information to Customers
*Provide Information to Employees
*Work Related Processes
you have a target audience? Help +/-
do you want your site to cater to?
Depending on your target market, your site may need to be designed
Youth may want more current graphical sites.
Adults may relate more to textual sites.
Industry may want a more technical feel.
important to know this as you move forward. Help +/-
How do you see your site? Help +/-
need to get a good idea of how you
picture your website.
Do you have colors picked out?
Is there a certain layout that you must have?
Is your site set at the left, right or center?
What is the tone of the site:
Modern? Fun? Technical? Corporate?
What pages do you want? What needs to be on
the pages? Help +/-
pages do you need:
Home? About Us? Contact? Product Pages? Online Store? etc.
What is the goal of each page?
What is each page going to say?
The text/content of each page will need to be written and supplied to
us in digital form.
You may want to start writing this now.
What images will you use? Logos? Custom
Graphics? Digitals? Etc. Help +/-
type of images do you imagine on what pages?
Will you have us build a logo for you? more info
Do you want customized graphics, specifically for your site?
Do you already have pictures to use?
Will you need to make more?
Do you want us to help you take pictures?
It's time to start collecting images that we will use in the pages.
Will you sell anything on your
site? How? Help +/-
9- Tools &
you going to sell anything on your site?
A merchant account is not
always necessary to sell products and services online. Do you have a
How do you picture the flow of information
that will be accompanying sales?
Do you have individual product pictures?
Do you have product numbers assigned?
Put together any other information you think necessary.
Do you plan to use any automatic or interactive
times your website may need tools or interactive applications to help
your viewers. Sometimes you can have your site
perform tasks automatically that will save you many hours of
labor. If you can dream it up, it is probably
possible to do. Sometimes the simpler apps
take more time to make, and sometimes the seemingly complex apps take
You may be surprised by a lower cost.
So the key is, JUST ASK!
You can find some common apps
Do you want to have advertisers on your site? Will
you advertise? Help +/-
11- Development Package?
you have a decent amount of traffic, advertisements on your site can
pay off. The other side of advertisements is that
they can take away from YOUR content and irritate your
viewers. At the same time, many internet users are
accustomed to ads now. This is a decision that you
will want to
weigh in your planning because the layout can change with
ads. If you decide to go with ads in the future,
your whole site
may need revisions if you don't leave room for them in the
original development of your site.
The other side of advertising is, do you want to advertise your own
site? Do you want to consider having some banner ads
draw viewers to your own site? This doesn't affect a
the development process, but it is good to know early in
Does one of our Development Packages fit your needs? Help +/-
12- Maintenance Package?
times our customers find that one of our web development packages fits
their needs perfectly. That is good for you because
our packages already have built in discounts.
Feel free to check them out. more
Will you need one of our Maintenance Packages? Most
sites do. Help +/-
13- Hosting Package?
Packages are a very important item to you as a website
owner. Often you will have need to make changes to
your site after the initial development process. For
example, you may need to update pictures or text or other various
Changes are key to keep in contact with your
customers because it gives you a reason to invite them back and have
more contact with you. We have designed several
maintenance plans with YOU in mind. more
Which Hosting Package do you need? Help +/-
you are hosting your site with us, you will need to choose your hosting
package. Generally pricing starts at $15 per
month. If you have existing traffic you definitely
may need a bigger hosting package from the start. If
you are new to The Media Leader or new to being a website owner, we
recommend using our hosting so that we can give you the best
How do you pay? We want to help
need payments, just like everyone else. But, we take
your finances into consideration also. In order to
give you the best service we can, we have made several options
available to you to fit your needs.
Recurring Payments, Maintenance and Hosting Packages will be set up to
draft monthly. The recurring payments can receive
discounts by paying 6, 12 or 24 months in advance.
Recurring Payment Discounts:
6 month advance payment: 5% Discount
12 month advance payment: 7% Discount
24 month advance payment: 10% Discount
Payments for individual projects (initial site development, hourly
work, logos, etc.) under $300 will need to be paid in advance of our
work. If your amount is over $300 you can receive
discounts as follows:
Payment in full @ start of work: 10% Discount
1/2 Payment @ start & 1/2 Payment in 30 days:
We also have the following payment plans:
1/3 Payment @ start & 1/3 Payments
@ 30 days
& 60 days
1/2 Payment @ start & 1/8 Payments @
30, 60, 90
& 120 days
(If payments are not made, our work will be witheld from you or
websites will be taken down until payments
Domain Name Registration/Renewal payments will be due in full at time
For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Discover,
PayPal, Bank Draft, Checks,
Money Orders and/or Traveler's Checks. Billing Address