Wouldn't it be nice if once your website was in place YOU could control in, remove and alter what is on the web pages anytime you want to?
It is nice! It's called "Content Management" and you can do it. You can have a website that is all your own. No one else can place advertising on it. Your website address will not be prefixed or appended by another company. It will be yours, all yours and the search engines like Google will find it. Your website will promote your products and services, along with your contact information and anything else you put on it, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
In the First Phase, I place the website on the Internet for you, with some of your beginning content. Enough pages and content that you have a framework to relate to. Information such as contact numbers, contact email forms, product and service descriptions and photos would be up and running almost immediately.
The Second Phase, we work together. Could be in person, over the phone or over the Internet. A few times through the process of adding or altering webpages and you will get a functional understanding of what to do.Of course before you can take control you need to log in with your unique username and password, once you do...
You will find an "Edit" button on each page so you can change or correct text on the fly. See a typo or incomplete information? Use the Edit button. Make the changes and click "Save". Done! Hours of operations change with the seasons? Contact information go out of date? Edit, Fix, Save, Done! All of this right inside of your Internet Browser, such as Internet Explorer, which you are probably using right now to view this page.
Want more control? Go on to the Third Phase and learn about your Control Panel. From the Control Panel you have access to the "Back End" of the site. From here you have Total Control! You can rearrange content, change menu items, create sidebox items, create entire pages of new content. The list goes on.
You really can do it yourself and it just plain saves you money when you do. Whether you do it all yourself or you just provide the information and photos and have it finished by Tom's or a friend or employee. You get all the advantages of a professional Internet presence for a fraction of what it used to cost in creation and maintenance fees.
The Third Phase, you have your own Control Panel, which you access over the Internet using a web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. You create your web page, click on the "Publish" button, and there you have it. Adding text and pictures is really quite easy. If you need support, leave your content unpublished and call or email Tom Deighton at Tom's Computer Service. I will walk you through it.
You have total control of your website. The more you work with it the easier it becomes. Everything new seems difficult, until you have done it a time or two.
- Custom Crafted Header with your Logo on it.
- Custom Styling and Colors
- User Control Panel accessible through the Internet
- News Flash and Information areas for side boxes
- Contact Us form for multiple individuals
- Embedded Photo SlideShow
- Embedded YouTube Video
- Support for preparing Photos for your website
- Domain Name; as in www.yournamehere.com
- Web Hosting by Tom's Computer Service
- On Site Search Engine Optimization*
- Support for Off Site Search Engine Optimization*
Website prices are a very individual situation and depend on many factors. Tom's Computer Service prices start at $499.95 for a site with minimal content. There are not hidden or additional fees. For that price you get a site that you can control on your own, using the Control Panel that is discussed on this page. You get your website hosted for one year and you get your domain name for one year. Website hosting and domain name renewal for the following year will be $150.00. That's less than $12.50 a month for professional web hosting and domain name management and renewal. Note from Tom: Websites are created at the hourly rate of $40.00 an hour. So the minimum $499.95 is 12.5 hours of time. You will receive a PDF file documenting the time and how it was used with your invoice.
Website support and instruction, in the use of the Edit Button and Control Panel and general site preparation is free for the first four hours. Four hours is enough time to go through all the basics several times.
On going Website Maintenance is negotiated on a monthly per site basis. Monthly maintenance is only necessary if you need content on your site changed often, for example weekly articles or advertisements. Most clients that take advantage of monthly maintenance plans simply do not have the time or desire to do it themselves. Content Managements sites with Control Panels are built so the site owner has the option of controlling content on their own or having it done for them.
Whichever solution you choose, I assure you it will be more cost effective than a traditional non-content managed site without a Control Panel.