What is a once-off payment website?
The once-off payment website seems to be the most common and most popular. This is the model where you will contact a developer, who will then listen to your specifications, and quote you on how many hours they assume it will take them to check all the boxes for you.
Prices can range from R2000-R30 000 depending on the developer’s skill set and reputation, and of course your unique set of requirements.
What are websites retainers?
A website retainer is an arrangement where you don’t pay a design and creation fee, and then only pay a monthly set fee that covers your hosting as well as updates and required changes. There will be some months that you won’t really want or need changes, but there will be other months when complete overhauling to keep your website up to date with current trends will be needed. This is all included and paid for by the website retainer.
Pros and cons of a once-off payment website
With everyone and their neighbour being a “website developer” nowadays, is it any wonder that there are just as many different pricing options available. As with most everything in life, there are a lot of pros and cons to both sides of the coin.
Upon deeper inspection, it would seem that Retainer Websites offer a bit more for slightly less each time.
While paying once-off and getting what you asked for seems simple and effective, it has its drawbacks. What if, after paying the once off fee, and launching your website, you realize that (what so often happens after a month or 2) your needs and requirements shifted slightly, and changes need to be made to your Website. Will the same developer give you a “freebie”? or will you have to pay almost the same amount as you already have?
Does the Website developer even still exist, and if not, will another developer be willing and (sometimes even) able to make the required changes so your website better suit your new needs? Having a retainer website, eliminates this scenario completely, as all changes and/or adjustments have been made provision for.
Cyclonic Media’s Retainer websites
Designing and building every newly requisitioned website, is a very unique experience for us as website developers. Every new challenge draws from different areas of our expertise and experience, and almost like an artist, every website is its own unique masterpiece.
A beautifully woven tapestry of coding and placement, resulting in what is seen when the website loads.
Choosing us as your preferred service provider, we undertake to maintain every aspect of your website on a regular basis, and to update and keep your website current and relevant, at no cost over and above your minimal retainer.
Speak to us now and change the way the world sees you.