Pricing

Always transparent.

I charge a £200 non-refundable deposit (after a free in-depth consultation, of course) with the outstanding amount payable upon completion and only when you are completely happy 😊

To learn more about the software I use and how it can help you, please see this page.

From £1600 - contact me to discuss your needs

✅ Online/phone consultancy and email/screencast video communications
✅ Installation of a Ghost theme (see below)
✅ Configuration and customisation of theme
✅ Hosting setup
✅ Placement and styling of content that you provide into multiple pages/sections (to be agreed upon)
✅ Configuration of your custom domain (you will need to provide this - I can help if needed)
✅ A series of training videos throughout the process (how to add and manage your content, change brand styling, send newsletters, manage members, download and upload backups - and much more)
✅ Add multiple payment tiers for paid memberships, when required - your website can evolve with you
✅ 2 staff users can be allocated to your site (staff users can be increased at a cost. Contributors are always unlimited)

Choose a theme from one of these amazing theme developers

I install, configure and style your chosen theme.

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Running costs

As an initial outlay, Ghost is more expensive to run than many other platforms, but you will likely save time and energy in the long term given the features built into the platform.

I do not charge for services relating to your running costs - you will need to create the relevant accounts and arrange payment with the service provider directly. However, I can advise you and configure these services for you.

Please refer to the services below:

Hosting: from £25 per month

Prices start at £25 per month for 2 staff users and up to 1000 members.

Annual plans are available at a reduced cost.

Ghost(Pro) - Official managed hosting for Ghost
The best Ghost managed hosting from the creators of the open source publishing platform. Spend less time on your server, more time on your site.

Give your website the best chance of survival: from £150 per month

Over the years, I have handed over many websites only to see them slowly die and litter the Internet.

This is because when a website is handed over, you are on your own - perhaps with no professional design skills, let alone the time and energy to ensure your website always looks sharp.

How I can help:

  • Train you on how your content and styling can be improved
  • Make styling amendments
  • Spot patterns with spelling and grammar
  • Make spelling and grammar amendments
  • Suggest improvements to your content
  • Suggest improvements to your calls to action
  • Support you with new ideas that contribute to your business goals

Think of me as an addition to your team.

Custom domain names: approximately £40 per year

I recommend registering domains with GoDaddy.

Contact form: from free

I recommend Cognito Forms. There is a free option but it uses the Cognito Forms branding. If you're fine with this, it's free. Otherwise, it's £12 per month. Alternatively, you could publish your email address or embed a Google form at no cost.

Annual plans are available at a reduced cost.

Pricing for Cognito Forms
Simple, straight-forward pricing for a powerful but easy-to-use online form builder.

You could use Google Analytics, which is free. But it requires the installation of an annoying cookie notification banner on your website. I recommend using CookieYes, which does start at free.

CookieYes Cookie Consent Solution
CookieYes is a cookie consent solution that helps your website achieve GDPR and CCPA compliance easily. Create a lifetime free account!

Google Analytics is overly bloated and complex. I recommend Plausible which doesn't require the use of cookie notifications and is simple to use. Plausible is £9 per month.

Annual plans are available at a reduced cost.

Plausible Analytics
Plausible is a lightweight and open-source Google Analytics alternative. Your website data is 100% yours and the privacy of your visitors is respected.

Email: £4 per month

I advise using a professional, privacy-centric email service and linking this to a custom domain name. For example, info@yourname.co.uk. I recommend Proton Mail.

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Maintenance

Theme updates are issued twice per year on average by theme developers. It is recommended that you update at least twice per year - an update's frequency and importance will depend on the developer. Updates cost £150 per year in total on average.

Other considerations

Search Engine Optimisation

Ghost does have built-in SEO functionality (Search Engine Optimisation) but I do not make any claims to guarantee that your website will appear in search engine results pages (SERPS) under any specific keywords; this will depend on elements such as your content. There are many other ways to get noticed, such as Pay Per Click, social media, networking etc.

E-commerce

If you have a small inventory, several e-commerce solutions can be successfully integrated into Ghost websites, such as Ecwid and Shoprocket. However, I always recommend Shopify for e-commerce. Shopify isn't strong for blogging so you could consider running a Ghost blog as a subdomain to a Shopify install.

Booking systems

If you want to add a booking system, consider paying for a dedicated service that addresses that need and linking to it, or embedding it into your website. For example, Calendly allows you to set availability and take bookings and can be embedded in a specific area of your website.