FAQ

Website Design

How long does it take to build a website?

Our process can take anywhere from 15 to 40 business days depending on the size of the site and content/resources provided from client. Though build times vary, once we have all of your provided information, we’ll agree on a schedule and stick to it. In fact, project deadlines are written into every proposal.

How much does it cost to have a website built?

At McWilliams Media, we quote each design project custom. However, low end sites start near $2,500 and higher end ranges up to $4,000+

How soon can I expect more business after launch?

Depending on the quality of your domain name and content on your website, you could see organic search traffic as soon as the first few weeks after a new website is launched. With an SEO or Pay-Per-Click Campaign, the traffic and effectiveness of your website can be boosted.

SEO

How long does it take to start SEO services?

As soon as we get access to your website along with any additional information we might need, we begin work right away on your website’s SEO. The first month of work consists of setting you up on our services, creating content, and a number of other tasks. The regular work outlined in your package begins in month two of work.

How much does it cost to have my website optimized?

At McWilliams Media, we quote each design project custom. However, low end sites start near $2,500 and higher end ranges up to $4,000+

How soon can I expect more business after launch?

Depending on the quality of your domain name and content on your website, you could see organic search traffic as soon as the first few weeks after a new website is launched. with an SEO or Pay-Per-Click Campaign, the traffic and effectiveness of your website can be boosted.

Domain & Hosting

What is website hosting?

Your hosting provider owns the computer that your website is on. For someone to see your website they have to visit your hosting provider’s computer from their computer to view it. WordPress is the software or program that makes your website work and look nice. It is the code on your hosting provider’s computer.

How much does it cost to set up a domain?

McWilliams Media has domain services starting at $9.99.  This gives you a new domain name to help people find your website faster.

How much does it cost to host my website?

We offer a few options for website hosting services, ranging from $40 to $75. To learn more about our pricing, check below.

Social Media

How long does it take to build a social media marketing campaign?

Once we’ve had the opportunity to learn about the goals of your business, our team can develop and implement a campaign in just a matter of days. In the campaign development process, we will research your industry, competition, and target audience to create a strategic, ROI-focused campaign.

How much does it cost to market through social media?

Whether you need social media training for your own team or a fully managed social media package, we have a range of social media services to cater to the specific needs of your business and your budget. Our current social media service range from $85 to $675 monthly. To learn more on pricing, click here.

How soon can I expect to grow a following?

Depending on the quality of your domain name and content on your website, you could see organic search traffic as soon as the first few weeks after a new website is launched. with an SEO or Pay-Per-Click Campaign, the traffic and effectiveness of your website can be boosted.

Video Production

What is the video production process?

Our video production process has three main steps. Preproduction is when we work together and plan out your video. Production is when we are shooting your project. Post-production is the time after the video have been shot and we focus on editing and promotion.

How much does it cost to produce a video?

At McWilliams Media, we quote each video project custom. However, budgets start near $200 for a single video and can range up to $1,100 for multi-video packages (approximately 8 videos)

How long does it take to shoot and edit videos?

Our timeframes vary from project to project based on our clients’ goals. Once we get your thoughts and ideas for your project, we will agree on a schedule and stick to it. Project deadlines are written into every proposal.

Photography

How long does a photoshoot take?

The length of a photoshoot will depend on the amount of shots that need to be taken. A short photoshoot with 10-15 photos could take as little as 45min-1hr while a long photoshoot with an extensive shot-list could take 2-3hours or all day-2 days shooting.

How much does a photoshoot cost?

At McWilliams Media, we charge $175 for a basic “real estate” shoot which includes inside and outside photos.

How does photography effect my brand and business?

Having a professional brand can make or break your business. A great brand will create a lasting impression on your customers and clients. It can help you grow your business and create return customers for years to come.

How do I need to prep for an office photoshoot?

1. Prepare Your Wardrobe

One of the simplest ways to enhance the quality of your shoot is to carefully plan what all the subjects will wear.

2. Prepare Your Hair

Hair is another important consideration. Of course, photos can be edited, but this takes time. Save time and expense by following some simple guidelines for hair.

3. Prepare Your Environment

If your shoot will take place in an office, you may need to schedule a special cleaning day. The camera will pick up every speck of dust on shelves, plants, etc. in your background.

4. Prepare Permission

You will need to make sure you have the proper release forms signed by all subjects in your shoot.

5. Prepare Your Story

Yes, your photo shoot is a story. You have a specific message you want to communicate, or you wouldn’t be investing in a photo or video shoot.

6. Prepare For Business

You may or may not want to schedule your shoot during regular business hours. This can be an important part of your plan since it will impact factors like background noise, background movement, and the availability of your subjects.

What should I wear for a professional headshot?

One of the simplest ways to enhance the quality of your shoot is to carefully plan what you as the subject will wear. Ignoring this can have a seriously negative impact on your finished product. You want to represent yourself in the best possible way, and clothing is very important to the overall tone and quality of your shoot. Here are some tips.

  • Wear ONLY solid colors.
  • Choose neutral, muted, or subdued colors.
  • Do NOT wear green.
  • Coordinate colors and styles with other subjects.
  • Coordinate colors with your background.
  • Make sure the style of your wardrobe matches the impression you want to create.
  • Remember the shoes. Bright pink sneakers are probably not going to work.

What kind of photography is good for social media?

Having professional brand photos can be pivotal for your online & social media presence. You want these photos to show the real you and carry the messaging you want to put forward through your business. A great set of personalized photos will create a lasting impression on your customers and clients. It can help you grow your business and create return customers for years to come.

Graphic Design

How long does it take to design a logo?

Our process can take anywhere from 15 to 35 business days depending on how intricate the design. Though build times vary, once we have all of your provided information, we’ll agree on a schedule and stick to it. In fact, project deadlines are written into every proposal.

How much does it cost to have a logo designed?

At McWilliams Media, we quote each design project custom. However, a single logo design is valued at $400, which includes 4 initial designs, 2 revisions, 2 orientation options, a color palette, and a collection of fonts.

How does my brand effect by business?

Having a professional brand can make or break your business. A great brand will create a lasting impression on your customers and clients. It can help you grow your business and create return customers for years to come.

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