Frequently asked questions
I've got an online store. What do I do, and how much?
Online stores require alot of cataloguing and data entry, as well as top knotch SEO setup. An online store would usually be best with the ULTIMA package, as it requires alot of hours work, and alot of precision and backlinking.
But, depending on how many items you want to sell (perhaps you are just a small, hand crafted jewellery startup), you might get away with the EXXTRA package.
Get in touch today to find out more...
Do you design my logo?
We can! Logo design starts at $299.99, and covers 10 inital deisgns, with up to five revisions on your chosen logo. Any more will be at a small, additonal hourly fee ($30p/h).
With logos, the more detail, ideas and inspiration you bring to the table the better, as it can really help kickstart the process. After the initial choice is made from your ten mockups, we can work on colour, placement, fonts, graphics etc until we have something you're happy with!
Do you include Google AdWords?
Short answer - No.
Dancing Pencil Designs takes care of all your basic IN-SITE SEO. Once the site is finished, Google AdWords and other paid services can be purchased at the clients discretion.
Of course, we can work together heading in to the future. See more about maintenance below...
Do you keep maintaining the website, or do I?
If you are confident enought to keep the site going, we can hand the site over to you and it's yours to take on. You will be the owner, completely.
But, if you prefer, Dancing Pencil Designs can also maintain and update your site on a regular basis for a small monthly fee. This fee begins at $50 per month (about $10 a week +GST), but is subject to change/dependant on the work load required.
This way, whenever you need photos, specials, menus or items updated, we can have it done in no time at all. Plus, ongoing SEO is a big bonus in today's competitive online society.
What is SEO?
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is, put simply, a websites bread and butter.
It is a system of tools and techniques implemented in a website that helps your site get found on the biggest search engines in the world.
When you type "Byron Bay Accommodation" in to Google, you're searching through hundreds, if not thousands of similar, competing websites and businesses that all want you to visit their site.
We take the hard work and tedious time out of doing all this, and get the basic back of house SEO done for you as part of your package.
In saying that, SEO is an ongoing battle - you only get out what you put in. It's always good to keep updateing your images and completing alt tags, complete any linking and backlinking, refreshing text with your keywords, upload fresh content, posting on a blog etc. to keep Google and other search engines crawling your site and making updates for you.
In return, your site is recognized more and more and moves up the ranks in search engines.
In this way, SEO is a marathon, not a sprint. So don't panic if you don't immediately see your website on Google's page 1 - most have used alot of money to get there. Although this is an option for you too, it's not always 100% neccessary or effective.
How long will it take for my website?
It all depends on the workload, but we always strive to get your site finished as fast as possible.
If you, in return, can provide images, logos and info we need as smartly and efficiently as possible, you could have your site up and running within 1-2 weeks providing payments are all cleared.
Other sites like online stores, hotels and larger organizations might require alot more work and indexing. Usually, the turn around time would be between 4-6 weeks, sometimes less.
I live overseas. Can I still use you for my website?
With today's technology, communication across the world is simple and easy. We have clients spread across NZ and Australia, and always looking to make new friends and family across the world!
What Videography do you offer, and what will I get?
Every customer is different - so we work with that.
Whether you are a restaurant, small business, or huge corporation (hello Harvey Norman Commercial!), we can help cater to your needs and suggest applicable measures.
For example, some restaurants have private dining areas and manage alot of private events and functions so they require more promo clips to send to potential clients. Others may just want straight forward clips to use for social media and general promotion (hello YOT Club!).
The best part is the more you want, the cheaper we go! And, if you have ongoing work for us, we can certainly work out a deal to match!
However, with a wedding booking, you can expect a 5-6 minute highlight film, as well as your initial 60sec teaser.
I want a Blog...
Writing and creating is at the heart of Dancing Pencil Designs, and blog creation is a huge part of what we love to do!
We offer blogging on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Some people only need a blog entry every so often, so pricing is matched accordingly.
In saying that, blogging is a fantastic way to keep Google spiders crawling your site with updated, fresh content - and can help grow your SEO organically!
We can even kick start your blog four entries and let you take over from there if you prefer.
Get in touch and let's talk!
Do you do my photos?
Photos are always at an additional cost, unless discussed and worked out previously or included in your package (at the discretion of DPD).
We are skilled in the arts of videography and photography, and love to help you capture the essence of your business and ideas.
We have already created a huge network of friends across the Gold Coast who have trusted us with their photography needs, and we're always happy to help and base our prices on our area's of expertise.
You can trust us to do a wonderful job with photos for your business, event or loved ones!
Do I have to pay anything before my website consult?
We are all about keeping costs low and under control, so you can focus on using those funds where they are needed.
Let's meet at ours, yours, or somewhere for a coffee (or wine!) and chat about what you need.
From there, we can also discuss payment options, payment plans, logos, vibes, colour pallettes, additonal services needed and anything else you may need!
Let's keep it simple and straightforward.
You can book a free consult online now...
How much do you charge?
Our prices are always competitive, and we pride ourselves on that!
Website design and launch starts from just $799+GST, but this price depends on your needs. Most businesses don't need an array of features, extra storage and badwidth, online stores etc. So, your price is usually very low and extrememly competitive.
At the maximum workload for bigger sites like online stores, you would be looking at roughly $2500+GST which is all inclusive. For more info, check out our WEB DESIGN page here at Dancing Pencil Designs...
How many photos do I recieve from a shoot?
We don't limit the number of photos we hand over to you!
But, as an example, a two hour restaurant shoot would yield approximately 150-250 high quality, professionally edited photos.
An 8hr wedding shoot may yield as many as 500-800 or more!
Other smaller shoots and Pet Pawtrait shoots may yield anywhere between 30-100 - it all depends on models, conditions, efficiency and weather conditions - but we always strive to give you the best possible results and a fantastic, professional gallery. No matter what!