Website Design and Maintenance:
Here is what you get:
• A domain name of your choice, given availability.
You can go out to www.godaddy.com website
and see if the name you're looking for is available.
Type in the domain name just below where it
says: Start your domain name search
you'd like, I can do it for you.
The domain name
(and website) is owned by you and it's stated
on the front of every website I design. Some
web designers that develop sites and acquire
the domain name for the client hold that domain
name as if they own it. I don't.. the client
owns it regardless of who is paying for the
registration. If I do register it for you,
it's yours but I'm using it. Pet-peve
of mine.... I know some web 'people' hold the
domain name as ransom.
• A website, pull down
menus is used for larger websites, with
1 and 10+ pages, listing alpacas; males, females,
studs and foundation herd, a page that discusses
your ranch and your special features that sets
you apart from other alpaca owners.
• A page of web links. Other than the obvious
(ARI, AOBA, ABR, AFCNA, ARF, etc.) you can
send me any that you'd like.
• A map to your location so visitors can come
and visit you. (If you wish)
• A contact us page so visitors can type in
their name, address, phone, email, comments,
etc and send it to you with a eye catching
subject so you won't miss them in your inbox.
A speciality of
my sites is they are equiped with anti-spam
features that prevent the harvesting of email
addresses by spammers.
Forwarded email addresses of your choice. Example:
email@example.com is a real email
address that is automatically redirected to
your actual email address.
• Access to your stats of your website, to
show you where, when and number of visitors
are coming from.
• A front page counter of hits of visitors.
• The date and time graphic on the front page.
What do I need from you? Thought you'd never
Pictures of alpacas, ranch, area, anything
you'd like on the site.
Your logo, address, phone, cell #s and email
address(es) if you want that information on
Copy of ARI spreadsheet with modifications:
Only the alpacas you want on the website, marked
with sale price (if you wish) and any other
information you'd like to have.
The ARI listing of all of your registered
herd can be downloaded in the form of a spreadsheet
from the 'members only' area of the ARI website.
I do require this information be in
digital form. This way I can copy/paste in
the information directly from the source...
retyping creates errors!
I also request (in digital form) the description
for each animal. Let me know what alpaca information
you'd like on the site. Your choice.
Have a special page background graphic? ...send
it to me I'll put it on the website.
Any special requirements? We'll do our best
to work them in.
My maintenance cost ranges between $150 to
$1000 a year depending upon the size of the
site and the work required to maintain it.
I only take on small to medium website. Rarely
do I design and maintain store fronts... E-commerce
sites. But will design and build sites that
use PayPal. Additional cost may be required
due to the 'store front' software.
I don't charge by the hour. My cost is based
upon the estimated amout of time, I spend doing
updates in a year's time. The initial website
design is an additional cost. For small to
medium sites it may range from $200-$400. Sometimes
less for smaller sites, perhaps more for the
upper range sites.
If you need references and sample of sites
I currently maintain.. contact
One more thing... Alpaca Owners....Are you
aware of Alpacanation and Openherd? I suggest
you take a look at these if you don't already
know about it. Cost starts at (at last check)
$250/year. Openherd.com has free and priced services
It's your's, you change it, you make all the
modifications. The site takes care of the marketing.
If you want less expensive.... There is always
GoDaddy.com (and others), it's very nice with
GoDaddy has Do-It-Yourself websites..
AlpacaGraphics Price list
Contact me for a list of sites