websites, are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by lawnwizards, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,434

    just exploring some business options and i was thinking about adding a website. to those that do have one, do they generate any more business? are they easy to maintain? whats your annual cost to run one? thanks for replies.
    randy
     
  2. JRAZ

    JRAZ LawnSite Member
    from NW
    Posts: 143

    Whadya, live in a cave? A website is a no brainer. The cost can vary depending on your site. In most cases it is REALLY affordable. Hire a pro to do it.
     
  3. jondcoleman

    jondcoleman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 181

    I mostly did my own website and there is a service request area that is used all of the time. I think that it is really an advantage especially in our area because there are a lot of people who don't speak English very well and for them to be able to find out about our company and request service through a website is very attractive to them. I would guess that we get somewhere between 35%-50% of our leads through our website. (They find out about us from flyers that we put out.)
     
  4. harryhomeowner

    harryhomeowner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    I look for a companies website 99% of the time. Doesn't need to be flashy. Just keep it fresh every 3 months or so.
     
  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    A Website cant hurt ya.
     
  6. Qreative

    Qreative LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    Websites costs... (estimations)

    $5.99/year for a domain name .... your name landscaping.com
    $4.99/mo hosting (depends what service you use)
    Design can cost a bit $20 is dirt cheap... you will be looking more from $50-75 to setup up a simple site... but this is a one time cost.

    Good Luck, let us know how your site turns out.
     
  7. fubu2

    fubu2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 17

    A VERY simple site. Probably about $300+ for an original design. I did this site from scratch for $400. www.roesinc.com But then web design is just a hobby of mine also, so someone doing it professionally would probably charge more.
    Check out 1and1.com for hosting, very affordable, and I haven't had any problems yet.
     
  8. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,113

    I can set you up with a site like mine for $30/month includes domain, hosting, and unlimited updates. See my link below
     
  9. Jeds_Lawn_Care

    Jeds_Lawn_Care LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. n2h20

    n2h20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 503

    I get several calls a week from mine and plenty of sales through it as well.. like everyone has said..prices range..I would suggest paying some one that knows what they are doing to set it up for you..,.
    I can change my site anytime i want, add new pages,products or whatever i want.
     

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