Let Autopilot manage your website for you.

We’re really good at building and growing websites. Put our decades of experience to work for you and let us manage the day-to-day operations of your website, both offense and defense. 

See how Autopilot grows your business and keeps you safe. 

 

Google Cloud Data Center
Always fast
Premium Hosting

We’re really good at building and growing websites. Put our decades of experience to work and let us manage the day-to-day operations of your website.

We cover both offense and defense. We leverage your Pro Website to get you more customers while also keeping you safe from the ever-growing risks and threats online.

See how Autopilot grows your business and keeps you safe. 

 

Always safe
Security & Privacy

We’re really good at building and growing websites. Put our decades of experience to work and let us manage the day-to-day operations of your website.

We cover both offense and defense. We leverage your Pro Website to get you more customers while also keeping you safe from the ever-growing risks and threats online.

See how Autopilot grows your business and keeps you safe. 

 

Security and Privacy
Content for Search Engines
Always relevant

Strategic Content for Search Engines

We’re really good at building and growing websites. Put our decades of experience to work and let us manage the day-to-day operations of your website.

We cover both offense and defense. We leverage your Pro Website to get you more customers while also keeping you safe from the ever-growing risks and threats online.

See how Autopilot grows your business and keeps you safe. 

 

Always current
Changes & Redesigns

We’re really good at building and growing websites. Put our decades of experience to work and let us manage the day-to-day operations of your website.

We cover both offense and defense. We leverage your Pro Website to get you more customers while also keeping you safe from the ever-growing risks and threats online.

See how Autopilot grows your business and keeps you safe. 

 

Design and revision

Straightforward answers to your questions

We know there’s a lot to consider with a new website. This stuff is complicated and the wrong decision can be costly. Below are questions we get from other customers going through the same thing.

Pricing

Do these prices cover everything?

Yes. It covers everything to deploy your website with all features listed above.

Complex integrations (like ecommerce sales, database integration, membership billing, etc) are considered optional. We’ll provide pricing for those when we understand your needs. 

Every cost will be itemized in the Scope Document and agreed on before any work begins. This cost is a guaranteed “Not To Exceed” cost so you can be sure there won’t be any unplanned surprises. 

When do I have to pay?

We collect 50% at the beginning when the Scope Document is agreed on. We collect the remaining 50% when the site is done. 

Why are you so expensive?

The process we use to build your website takes time. Getting it right requires technical planning and expertise from multiple people. In the end, you get a tool that perfectly fits your business like a glove.

Buying a high-end website isn’t just a business expense, it’s an investment that fuels your long term growth.

Why are you so cheap?

We get this question too. We’re able to provide premium work without the big agency price tag because we all work remotely. We don’t have large overhead built into our prices. This lets you provide you with an amazing website at a great rate. 

Do you offer any guarantees?

We understand the apprehension that comes when making a decision like this. That’s why we’re happy to provide multiple references for you to call and ask candid questions about the experience.

If you have concerns that we’re not on the same page by the time we provide the wireframe mockup (step 3 in the deployment), you’re free to walk away without any further payment obligation. That reduces your exposure by half, plus you get some great photographs. However, no customer has ever taken us up on that offer. We have a long track record of working through differences to make our customers happy.

Cash flow is tight right now, are there any lower price options?

We know it’s tough finding dollars for marketing when you’re working through a cash crunch.

If you already have a website, we might be able to do a “redesign in place.” We don’t do anything other than redesign the existing graphic elements. Think of it as a reskin. This could be a great option if you have a functional website that just looks stale and old.

Another option is to subscribe to our Autopilot service. If you agree to a 24 month commitment we’ll waive the $3400 cost for a Pro Website. You get a free website plus the services of Autopilot, all with monthly payments that are easy to manage.

Hosting

Do I need a web host? How much is that?

Every website requires a host. This is where your site content (the text, code, and images) lives so other people can see it on their computers and phones.

We usually host the websites we create as part of our Autopilot service. This takes the worry and stress off of you so you can focus on your business.

If you already have a hosting arrangement and would like us to use someone else, we’re happy to do that. There is a wide range in hosting costs, depending on whether you want a dedicated server and how capable that server is. 

Can I use a custom email address ending with @mydomain.com?

Yes. Sending email with your business name (instead of gmail or icloud) instantly lends credibility and professionalism to your business. If you subscribe to our Autopilot package we set this up and help you get it working on your computer and phone’s email app.

I don't have a domain, can you help with that?

Yes. We’re great at finding available domain names. There are still great website names out there, even ones ending in .com. We have the tools and techniques to help you find and pick the best one.

This is complimentary for clients who subscribe to our Autopay service.

I already have a domain, can you use it?

Yes. If you’ve already bought a domain (your website name, usually ending in .com) we can help you configure it so it points to our servers.

If you’d prefer, we can manage your domain as part of our Autopilot service. We make sure the domain routing rules are always set up correctly for email and hosting. We’ll also make sure your domain is locked and renewed so it doesn’t accidentally expire and get scooped up by someone else.

Implementation

How long will it take to make my website?

It depends on how quickly you can get things back to us, but a typical implementation runs around 5-6 weeks.

We budget a week for kickoff and Scope Document, a week for on-site photography and media creation, a week for layout and wireframe mockup, 2 weeks for development and testing, and a week for cutover and go-live.

How many visitors should I get after the site launches?
That’s largely up to you. We’ll do all the work to get the site launched, but you’ll need to get the buzz out there. During kickoff we’ll provide you with a 5 tier marketing plan that we’ve seen businesses use to successfully promote their new website launch. It includes content marketing, Facebook advertising campaign, SEO strategy, Google AdWords campaign, and email marketing strategy.

We’d love to talk to you about how our Autopilot service can help with this marketing push.

What's my role in this, what do you need from me?

You need to help us craft the message and tone of the website. You need to provide information about your business, people, products and services as needed.

We’ll need your approval twice. First is the Scope Document (step 1), we’ll both sign this so we’re all in agreement about what the website will contain. The second approval is the wireframe mockup (step 3), we’ll want to get your approval to make sure we’re still in alignment before development work starts.

How do you build the website, what do you use?

We’re big fans of WordPress. It has a massive base of support and will be supported long into the future. We have experience in other popular frameworks too, so if you have a different preference let us know.

Who owns the website?

You do. When the final payment is received, we assign all right, title, and interest to all works created to the client.

Any 3rd-party stock assets used (audio, image, or video) will have their rights cleared with no further obligation or royalties due.

How long until I'm on the first page of Google?

This is a complex question that doesn’t have a universal answer. We’ve had clients get to the first page for their main keywords within 3 days of launching. We’ve also had websites take 3 months for Google to show them on the first page.

It would be dishonest for anyone to guarantee they’ll get you to the first page of Google for your main keywords right away. Some of your keywords might have significant competition from companies with huge marketing budgets and years of campaigns.

Search engine placement is a constantly evolving landscape and the conversation for each client is different.

Content

If I don't want on-site photography, is the cost lower?

No. Websites are visual, if you don’t want to use photography from your business we’ll need to come up with something else to serve that purpose. We typically create custom illustrations or captivating animations to fill that gap. Those graphic elements take just as much time, if not more, than the on-site photography session.

Who writes all of the text for my website pages?

It’s a joint process that goes through iterations. We’ll collect information from you during the kickoff and layout phases. We’ll use that to start the copywriting process. We might reach out for clarification at this point. Once the drafts are complete, we’ll ask you to review all text to make sure we’re accurately reflecting your business. We’ll update the final text using your tweaks and edits.

If you have extensive copywriting needs (for example, a complete catalog of product descriptions for an ecommerce site), we’ll ask you to provide those texts, or we can provide pricing from one of our awesome copywriting partners that we work with.

Can I update the site myself or do you have to do it?

You’re welcome to update the site whenever you want. We use Content Management Systems (usually WordPress) that make it very easy to modify or add things to your website. It’s similar to using Google Docs or Microsoft Word.

For clients that already have too much to do, our Autopilot service takes care of all of that for you.

If I need stock images, do you get those?
Yes. With our volume, we have access to professional stock libraries at no additional cost to you. We ensure that all stock images used are properly licensed with no further obligations due from you.
Will you do SEO after the site is done?

Yes. Our Autopilot service includes ongoing SEO to keep driving new customers to your business.

Will you do social media for me?
To a degree. We’ll set up your website to display content from your social media channels. We’ll let people follow you on social media right from your website. We’ll also set it up so that new website content can automatically get posted to your social media channels.

But that’s the extent our involvement with social media. We don’t log into your social media accounts and post content. If that’s something you need, we’ve worked with some very talented social media managers and can provide a recommendation.

No commitment conversation

We’re always interested in talking, let’s have a conversation about your business and your goals. We’d be happy to provide some honest guidance.

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