About WP Harish Services.
How much does it cost to build a new website?
There is no one single answer to this question. WordPress website design and development is quoted based on the requirements of each individual project. Every website is unique and requires different components; I design and develop custom WordPress websites specifically for small to medium scale businesses. I’ll ask a lot of questions, assess your requirements, and give you a detailed quote based on that assessment. Most of my sites run in the $599 – $3,000 range, but can be more or less depending on needs.
How long does it take to build a website?
On average, I shoot for a two to six-week turnaround, but the pace of any project is set by each client. How much input you can provide during the initial stages of the project, your availability with feedback, how soon the content is ready – all this affects the speed of completion. The functionality requirements may also play a vital role – more complex sites will take more time to develop.
How do I purchase a domain name?
If you don't have a domain name, I can purchase and register one on your behalf with your details at an additional charge of $10. The domain will automatically renew for you annually.
Do you only create WordPress websites?
Yes. WordPress is a powerful content management system that now powers more than 35% of the web. Its huge market share is due to its flexibility and ease of use. Don’t worry, I’ll teach you how to manage it and guide you along the way.
I see you are based in Bangalore, India, do you just work with local Bangalore-based clients?
Nope! I work with clients all over the world. Being a freelancer I have the flexibility to work remotely.
I have located in Bangalore, India, but I have delivered the projects in the United States and France. I believe talent is more important than location. My website design/ development, maintenance and SEO clients are found inside and outside the state of Karnataka. Most clients select me based on past performance and referrals. Few make the selection based on geography only.
Do you offer customizations to existing themes?
Of course! I'm a WordPress coder who is expert at the Genesis Framework from StudioPress and I love helping people with WordPress installation, theme configurations, customizations, plugin installation and setup, speed optimization, SEO integration and support. Whether you bought a premium WordPress themes or a StudioPress theme, I can help.
Will you maintain my site for me?
Yes, I can! I provide on-going maintenance support for many of my clients. Check out my WordPress Support Packages.
Will my website be mobile-friendly?
Absolutely! Having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever! I work hard to ensure that your website looks great and perform well on a variety of devices.
When do I pay?
I offer two payment options, varying from a one-time, up-front payment to delivery payment. I understand that this is a big investment and want to help you budget for the expense in whatever way possible by providing a quality website that works and lasts for the long term.
I accept all major debit cards, credit cards and UPI payments.
How much input do I have in the development process?
A lot! Your input and feedback are crucial in the development process. I’ll start with a lot of questions about your requirements and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality.
Who writes the content for the website?
Usually, that is you. You are the expert in your business, so it is best and recommended if it comes from you. If you need help, I have a copywriter who works with me who can help writing original content for your website at an additional cost.
Where should my website be hosted?
Hosting is super important! When it comes to hosting, you get what you pay for. Here are my favourite web hosts to help you find the right host.
My favorite web hosts: WP Engine & Kinsta
My all-time favourite web host right now is WP Engine and Kinsta, and I'll tell you why. I've never had a web host that had such knowledgeable support, was so quick and easy to work with, and who provide such fast speeds for their websites.
Speed, Support, Scalable, Staging and One-Click Deploy, Everything you want is included.
It's not the cheapest hosting with the lowest priced plans starting at $30. But for the price, it's absolutely worth it.
We don’t have a lot of high-quality images so what do you suggest?
There are a number of websites that offer free and affordable stock images for use in website design projects. I typically recommend Unsplash.com for free images and Shutterstock.com for less than twenty dollars per high-resolution image. If you like one of my client's photos, it is safe to assume it was purchased or got at one of these websites.
Can I update my website after launch?
The beauty of WordPress is the ease of use it provides. Each all-inclusive website development project will include one hour of WordPress training, so most clients are capable of updating and adding website pages and posts as needed. Since some clients do not want to maintain their own websites, WP Harish offers ongoing maintenance. If you want training and you didn’t purchase an all-inclusive package, I'm happy to provide training at my standard hourly rate.
Are your websites search engine friendly?
All of my websites are designed around Google’s guidelines for organic SEO. In addition to having a search engine friendly website, I will create a sitemap.xml file and submit it to Google and Bing, add to Google My Business listing for Local SEO, fast loading website, optimizing images and make sure the site is responsive in all devices upon launch if you’ve purchased an all-inclusive web development package. I will also create 301 redirects to help the search engines and visitors find the new pages based on the older pages that are already indexed.
Do you accept every client?
Absolutely not. If the client is not a good fit, the opportunity is not quoted. Creating a new website is a big endeavour, so the website developer and their client need to have collaboration for the project to launch successfully. The same is true for customizations of existing themes. If I don’t feel that I'm a good fit or that WordPress isn’t a good fit, I’ll quickly tell you so.
Who is an ideal client for WP Harish?
Basically, a small to medium B2B companies that have limited internal marketing resources and/or who need their website to be developed around organic SEO. WP Harish’s differentiates itself from other website development companies by providing website development that is completely integrated with traditional and online marketing best practices. With my all-inclusive WordPress website design and development packages, no development work begins until a full marketing analysis is completed. I relax these rules for my development only projects, but I still want to know everything about you so we can build the perfect website for your business.
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What happens if my site is inaccessible or displays error?
Contact me immediately. If your site is hosted with me, I can almost always resolve the issue with a single email. If you're hosted with a third-party, it's possible the issue could be on their end. In these instances, I'll let you know the source of the problem so you can contact the third-party host and resolve the issue.
What if I need help on my site down the road?
I'm only an email away! I'm here to help you as much or as little as you need, and I don’t disappear once the site is launched. I've been doing this for 5 years, so I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
How long does it take to respond to an email?
I try my best to respond to all emails within 2 to 4 hours. If you have an emergency, I recommend calling me at (+91) 8553220276. If it's outside of my business hours, leave a message and I'll be notified immediately and I'll return your call.
Where can I obtain WordPress training?
I will provide one hour of free training with each all-inclusive web development project. Additional hours are available at an hourly rate. In addition, you want to learn WordPress from scratch and want to build amazing websites by yourself? I do provide a WordPress Advanced Training course.
Other questions? I’m here to help
If you have a question not covered in the above list then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.