5 Ways to Save Money When Setting Up a New Website

Did you know certain providers allow first time buyers to purchase a domain for as little as .99 cents a year for your first year? In any phase of a web design project, you’re faced with a budget you must work with. Some want custom-built websites made by a professional, while others are just starting out and want to spend the least amount of money possible. Maybe you find yourself somewhere between those two categories. Wherever you are, check out these five ways to save money when setting up a new website.

Get your domain name discounted

One of the first things you have to do when creating a website is purchase your domain name, or the name of your website. A domain can be up to 63 characters and can be any combination of letters and numbers. It’s a unique address that once purchased cannot be used by another person unless they purchase the rights to the domain.  Many services require you to pay a yearly fee to maintain the rights to your domain. However, certain providers allow first time buyers to purchase a domain for as little as .99 cents a year for your first year. Two services I recommend checking out for these special deals include GoDaddy or Domain.

Use Free Stock Photography

If you’re just starting out, using stock photography is a great way to have professional looking photos without paying professional prices. It helps to present your content in a clean and organized manner. While many websites will charge you to use their images, there are dedicated websites that provide free stock images. Checkout Pixabay, Pexels, or Unsplash for free stock photography.

Freelancing Services for Branding Service

Having a consistent brand image is one of the most important things you can do for your company. This is the first impression of your business and how your customers will remember you. Proper branding can include things like a logo, page header, or font style. Using a marketing agency to create these items can cost you serious money. However, you can find an entire network of talented graphic designers on freelancing websites like Fiverr or Upwork.

Invest in Quality Web Design

Your website can either build your brand and be a true asset or can turn away potential customers. Having a well-built custom website really sets your business apart and is designed to be unique for your brand with endless customization options. Having an effective web design will increases your sales, adds credibility to your brand, and helps customers easily find the information they need about your business. While saving money and using a DIY website template may sound tempting, you will get lost among every other brand. Investing in quality web design now will save you money and headaches in the long run.

Discounted E-Mail Services

An e-mail list is one of the most important tools you can have for your business. This manages and stores customer’s information and gives you the ability to directly communicate information on your products and services. Creating a mailing list doesn’t have to cost you hundreds of dollars, but investing in mail service can generate a lot of income for your organization. Two e-mail services you can use that have free options include Mailchimp and Convertkit.

Need Help with Your Website?

Not all web design is created equal. Having a properly built website design is a must for the success of your company. Being able to build one yourself that fits exactly what you need, may sound mind-boggling. If you’re looking to step up your online presence and mobile-first website, set up a time to chat with us at Decision Designs.