Packages & Prices

At fairly marvellous we like to think we're a bit different, so our prices are structured differently too.

We believe that all business is about relationships and so our package is designed to reflect our commitment to working with you for the long term, not just getting as much money as we can up front and hitting you with unexpected charges later.

All our website packages require a £60 Kick-Off payment

All our packages include:

  • Facebook, Twitter and Google+ integration
  • Payment plan to own your site, not a lease
  • No commitment

Just choose the package that best fits your needs:

Bronze
£240 or 24 monthly payments of
£10
A basic start for your business online
A one page site split into user friendly sections
Sorry, no blog posts
Search Engine Friendly
Sorry, no bolt-ons possible
Gold
£720 or 24 monthly payments of
£30
All the bells & whistles, no stuff & nonsense
As many pages as you need plus a news / blog section
Blog posts published free
Super Search Engine Friendly
One free bolt-on

What does all that mean?

The Money Bit

What's it going to cost and how am I going to pay?

Kick-Off

Much like a deposit, the kick-off fee of £60 is payable before we start and non-refundable. It pays for:

  • Registration of your domain name (if you don't already have one), in your name
  • Configuration of your choice of email service
  • Setting up your hosting and development site
  • Enough coffee and cake to fire up our creative juices

Ongoing cost

Most of our clients take advantage of our monthly payment plan so there's no commitment, no hidden costs and no surprises. And you don't start paying until you're happy to launch the website.

As well as the technical stuff included in Website Essentials and WordPress Essentials below, you get content updates & support (see our fair's fair policy) included free.

If you really don't want to sign up for a monthly package, or you've got money burning a hole in your pocket, you can pay a lump sum instead but still keep all the same benefits.

The Essentials

Everything you need to keep your website ticking over nicely.

Bespoke Design

All of our websites, even the smallest one page sites, start from a blank canvas. We don't use off-the-shelf templates, so you know your site will be unique.

We build your site on a WordPress back-end (see our article What should I build my website with?) ensuring the best support and functionality is available.

WordPress sites are built using a combination of a "theme" and various "plugins" - with years of experience we have selected what we consider to be the best and all the time we manage the site you benefit from our developer licenses - our "WordPress Essentials".

Website Essentials

We don't scrimp on important things, we pick the best providers to set you up with a back-end worth at least £12 per month, including:

  • Domain name registration & hosting
  • Quality website hosting (see our article Can your web hosting cope?)
  • Backups & monitoring
  • Google Analytics

WordPress Essentials

As well as our time and expertise in supporting WordPress, we provide the use of and support for a number of premium theme and plugin options, saving you at least £20 per month.

  • Keeping the WordPress core up-to-date
  • Keeping any plugins up-to-date
  • Headway Theme - our framework of choice
  • Beaver Builder - making it easier for you and us to update your site
  • iThemes Security plugin
  • BackupBuddy plugin

Email

We don't believe in keeping all our eggs in one basket, so we don't host email.

All those email addresses that some hosts offer free, whether it be five or five hundred, are usually worth exactly what you pay for them.

We'll set up your email, so you've got proper "yourname@yourdomain.com" addresses with the best support and services.

If you want free, we'll set you up with email hosting with Zoho. Otherwise we recommend the paid options from Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Work. We're Microsoft and Google partners, so we know how best to advise and configure your service. We can often arrange discounts, too.

The Added Extras

Having your cake and eating it too!

Blog / News Section

  • We think a regularly updated blog is so important for "SEO" that we now offer a blog section on all but our most basic package.
  • The blog page does not count towards the number of website pages and there is no limit to the number of posts you make.
  • If you don't want to blog, we can just display a feed to your Facebook Page timeline - not as good for SEO but still interesting for visitors.
  • Silver Package clients can publish their own blogs. Gold Package clients can just email us text and a photo and we'll publish a weekly blog for them.

Bolt-ons

A bolt-on is extra functionality, like an online shop or an event listing functionality.

Sometimes these features require an extra cost, perhaps a specific plugin or a monthly service charge. Our £50 fee is a one-off cost for configuring and implementing the service, not to cover the cost of that plugin or service.

If it's a plugin that can be of benefit to other clients, we'll try and arrange it so that the cost is shared or covered by our monthly fees.

If it's an extra service supplied by a third-party, we'll help you set up billing directly so you're in control and we're not in the way.

Bolt-on Examples

Events Diary

More than just a calendar.

Custom post types with extra fields, such as location, date, time, etc.

Bring up a list of events sorted by date, filtered by type, click on the event to get details.

Bolt-on cost: £50
(first bolt-on free on Gold)

Extra costs: none
We already have a license for a suitable plugin. Extra functionality such as booking and paying for tickets may require further investment.

Online Shop with Ecwid

List and sell your products online.

For most clients we recommend Ecwid for the back-end shopping cart and payment functionality.

Doing this takes away most of the setup & security costs and results in an excellent online shop.

Bolt-on cost: £50
(first bolt-on free on Gold)

Extra costs: £15-£30 per month
Depending on technical requirements, paid directly to Ecwid.

The important thing about bolt-ons is...

You always know how much something is going to cost - we'll help explain and pick the best solutions.

No surprise bills!

So, contact us now for the website you cannot not afford!

It all starts with a cup of coffee and a chat...

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