How long does it take to get a new website?

That depends on several factors, but the average time for the last 75 website projects we’ve worked on is 6-10 weeks. This is from start (deposit received) to completion (when the website goes live).
Below is a breakdown with some general averages.

Splash Pages/Holding Pages

1 — 3 days on average

Landing Pages

1 — 3 weeks on average

One-Page Websites

2 — 4 weeks on average

 

Micro Sites (2-5 pages)

3 — 6 weeks on average

Websites (6-20 pages)

4 — 8 weeks on average

Websites (21+ pages)

8 — 12 weeks on average

 

What is the process?

1.) Discovery.

The first step in the process is to see if we’re a good fit for your project. We do this by having you fill out a website questionnaire, located here. 

Once you submit this initial form, the process is in motion. An account manager will follow up within 1 business day to schedule a complimentary 15 minute website consultation.

If we both feel like this is a good fit, we dive right in. An initial proposal is signed, a deposit is made and the research begins.

2.) Research

What is it that we want to achieve? Who else is doing it successfully? Is what we have no even working? How many people click the donate button in the top right?

The only way to know if you improve, is to know where you started from. We’ll research every aspect of your current site, competitors, marketplace and set benchmarks we can perform against. We’ll lay the foundation for everything to come.

3.) Goals.

We set goals and agree on mini milestones along the way. We decide if something isn’t yielding the results after X amount of months, we change. The whole point of a website redesign is to get better. If something doesn’t work— change it. It’s that simple. That’s the Mittun Way.

4.) Strategy.

This is where we put it all together with an action plan. Assigned tasks are created, roles are delagated, blueprints are layed. We’re ready.

5.) Design

Good music and lots of coffee. White boards and sketch pads. Mastermind creative smackdowns. We get to work.

6.) Review & Revise

You get to review what we’ve done and we collaborate on ways to make it better. If it’s not in alignment with your vision, we discuss why, agree on some general concepts to change, and we get back to work.

7.) Implementation.

Servers. Hosting, Domains. Code. WordPress. This is the fun part. We get waist deep in code to build your vision to life. A clicking prototype is available for preview after 7 days.

8.) Content Integration

Adding content takes time, so it’s best you have all your pages compiled into nicely formatted Word Docs to make this process smooth. We upload images, files and populate all pages, posts— everything.

9.) Test & Debug

Test every page of the website on every modern device. Mobile. Tablet. Laptop. Big Screen. Everything. We make sure it’s perfect and you make sure your messaging is accurate.

10.) Launch Party

You give the site one final review and then give us the thumbs up. We flip the switch and the site goes live! Hard work pays off and new business pours in instantly.

Why WordPress?

WordPress allows you to easily manage your content after your site is live. In the old days, you would have to contact a web developer to update anything on your site. With a MittunMade site built on WordPress, you can literally update your home page text from your phone. Yes, we’re serious.

On top of that, the WordPress framework is the most dependable CMS in existence. That means more resources, more plugins, more extensions to do practically anything you can imagine.

In short, WordPress is the best choice for your website framework.

What about website hosting?

Mittun can only build websites with full, unrestricted web host access. This means that if your website is hosted on a shared server with a legacy hosting company that simply “cannot” give us root server access, we cannot build your website. And trust us— you don’t want your site hosted with them anyway, as it’s grounds for disaster.

We highly recommend using a large-scale website hosting provider to host your website. Nearly every website-related issue can be broken down to an outdated server or outdated web host.

The advantage of going with a major website hosting provider is the following:

  • 24/7 support
  • Reliable infrastructure
  • Scalable
  • Works with anything
  • Constantly updated
  • Millions of resources, plugins, add-ons and tutorials

Our favorite web hosts (in no particular order):

  • Pantheon
  • Flywheel
  • WPengine
  • GoDaddy with cPanel
  • Hostgator with cPanel

Do you guys build custom themes?

We build custom themes and customize existing themes.

Can you build me a custom WordPress plugin?

We can design, create & build custom WordPress plugins for your website. We recommend researching for preexisting solutions first, as custom plugin development can be rather costly— depending on the requested/needed functionality.

How much does it cost to get a new site?

Getting a website is an investment. It’s your 24/7 sales rep that never sleeps. Like any investment, you get what you put in. The total cost depends on what you’re looking to achieve.

Below are some sample figures to get you started. Please note that in order to get an accurate price estimate, you must fill out our website questionnaire, here.

  • Our baseline investment for brand new websites is $5,000
  • Our baseline investment for website redesigns is $3,000
  • Our baseline investment for landing pages is $1,500
  • Our baseline investment for splash pages is $750
  • If your website requires special logins, user registrations or other dynamic content, the baseline investment is $10,000+

How much does it cost to update my site?

For Mittun Members (people on a support retainer) the cost is included with your  monthly plan.

For one-up requests, the flat-rate cost for most web work is $150 for the first hour and then $100/hr after that. (1 hr = $150, $2 hrs = $250, 3 hrs = $350, etc.)

For intense, special requests (like coding a script to fly to the moon), or emergency 24/7 support (like requesting updates at 3AM on a Sunday) the rate is $200/hr*

*Disclaimer: We cannot (and will not) fly you to the moon with a script within your website.  Sorry. But we can code other ridiculously awesome things that work like magic and make people very happy. 

Will you guys write copy for me?

Copywriting is an additional service not included with the website redesign. If you need copywriting services, let us know and we can provide a separate estimate for that.

Still have questions? Contact us here.