Ready to make a stellar website for your organization? Here’s where to begin:

1)

Help us to make your Site Plan

The One-Page Site Plan will serve as our guide to building your site. It only takes 10 minutes or so to fill out, but is a valuable planning tool.

If you've got any questions about the plan, check out our Guide to the One-Page Site Plan.

Make My Plan

2)

Set up web hosting

If you don’t already have a hosting plan with someone, we can help you find a good host. Check out our Hosting Recommendations page for some tips.

If you need a domain name, your hosting company will also help set that up.

First time? No sweat. Drop us a line, and we can walk you through the steps.

3)

Pay your website deposit

In order to lock down our services for your new site, we require an upfront deposit of a percentage the package price.

Deposit amounts for the Standard and Power Sites are below. For Premium sites, let's talk more.

See Payment Terms at the bottom of this page for more details.

Standard Site Package: 

$400.00 Add to cart

Power Site Package:

$600.00 Add to cart

FAQs

How long will my website take to create?

This largely depends on how quickly we can get all of your website content (text, images, etc), and how fast the feedback process flows.

However, on average we can get most sites up and running in as little as 4 weeks.

If you’ve got every last word of your content ready, all your images, and all your ducks in a row, we could even get things launched in as short as 2 weeks.

Are there any hidden or extra fees?

If you purchase a WordPress site package, you will pay Helix River only the amount of that site package, but you will also need to purchase the WordPress theme (from a third-party marketplace, not from Helix River), which typically runs around $60.

So the grand total for most sites will be SITE PACKAGE PRICE + $60.

If you need specific functionality, in most cases there are free WP plugins to make that happen. However, in some cases, a particular kind of functionality might require additional paid plugins.

One example of this is a learning management system, like Sensei or LearnDash, which require the purchase of a third-party plugin. Another example is a shopping cart site that needs customization of the product page.

Helix River does not sell any of those plugins, however we will install and configure them for you. This is included in the cost of the Power Site package, or on an a-la-carte basis as needed.

What if my site requirements aren’t quite what your packages offer?

In our experience, most sites fall into one of the two categories our first two packages offer: Standard or Power Sites. If this isn’t your site, no worries! We can make a plan that works for you.

Most often, this would probably mean purchasing the Standard package, and then adding on additional functionality a-la-carte.

For example, you might just want to configure an event calendar in addition to your standard site. We will install most plugins at a base rate of $350.

Or if you need more pages that the plan allows, we will make each additional page for $50.

If you’re still not sure, let’s talk! We can always work something out :)

What if my requirements change in the middle of a project?

Not a problem. If you decide to change colors, fonts, basic page layouts, or the content of pages, we can make those changes very easily, without any additional cost.

If you decide to make more major changes, such as changing the theme, or adding new kinds of functionality not in the original plan, we can definitely do that as well. However, we will need to renegotiate a price for those changes, as it means overwriting a lot of the work we’ve done.

But don’t sweat it! These things happen, and we will work with you to ensure we don’t break the budget.

What if I don’t know how to manage a WordPress site?

No worries! We have a number of guides and tutorials to introduce you to managing your WordPress site. We also offer one-on-one tutoring to help get you ready to take control of your site.

Is WordPress difficult to learn?

It depends on what aspect of WordPress… to learn the basics of managing a WP site, anyone can do it! Usually you’ll get the hang of it after a few hours of exploring and experimenting. Learning how to build and customize takes a bit more time.

Other Questions?

If your questions still remain unanswered, feel free to give us a shout:

312.291.1289

media@helixriver.com

Payment Terms

All website packages require an upfront deposit to secure our time to work on your site.

You can pay here on this site using PayPal, or you can send us a check. Drop us a line for check payment details.

Standard Site Package

Three payments:

  • $400 deposit
  • $400 at first milestone
  • $449 at launch

Power Site Package

Four payments:

  • $600 deposit
  • $600 at first milestone
  • $600 at second milestone
  • $499 at launch