With countless websites vying for attention, it's more challenging than ever to create a unique online presence that captivates visitors and sets you apart from the competition. These are just a few of the challenges we see entrepreneurs struggled with.
Building a website can be overwhelming without the technical knowledge of coding, design principles, and web development tools.
Ensuring seamless mobile responsiveness and optimization is crucial in today's mobile-driven world, where users expect a flawless browsing experience on their smartphones and tablets.
Maximizing website conversions requires a deep understanding of user behavior, persuasive design elements, and effective call-to-action strategies to turn visitors into customers.
Our process is meticulously crafted to best fit the hectic day-to-day world all entrepreneurs live in. We make simple and transparent. You're in good hands.
We start by getting to know your website's objectives. What do you want to achieve? Whether it's increasing user engagement, improving conversion rates, enhancing the overall user experience, or just "get it online" we tailor our services to align with your goals.
Next we team up with you to gather all the important pieces for your website. We collect your business info, logo, images, what you offer, feedback from others, words, videos, sounds, and anything else needed to create your site. By gathering these things carefully, we make a strong base for the exciting part ahead – creating your site!
After we gather everything we need, we start the fun part – making your design! Our talented designers work carefully to create a website that matches your ideas, even the smallest details. We really want to hear what you think and make sure you're happy with it. Our aim is to make a website that fits your style and shows what's special about your brand.
Once we finish the design and you love it, we're off to the next step – making your website work! Our skilled developers take the design and turn it into a website that works well on any device. We make sure it's super fast and safe for visitors. We write neat and expandable code, so it's simple to make changes or add new things later on.
After your website is live, we're still here for you. We keep taking care of it to make sure it keeps doing well. We check how it's doing, make sure it's safe, and that visitors like using it. If anything needs fixing or changing, we're on it. You can count on us to keep your website up-to-date and giving people a great experience.
Highlight your business with 5 essential pages - home, about, services, contact, +1 more tailored to your needs.
We handle hosting for 12 months at no additional charge. That's a $300+ value you can put towards your business.
You can truly pass off your website worries and complicated tech to us. We handle the nitty gritty and give back the precious time you need to grow.
Our website package is like a delicious burger, satisfying and essential. But our add-ons? They're the secret sauce and flavorful toppings that make your website uniquely "you," adding that extra layer of flavor and distinction to your online presence.
Let us handle the technical details of domain management, ensuring your online identity stays secure and compliant.
Extend your website's reach by adding extra pages, whether it's for testimonials, products, or showcasing your company's values and mission.
$200 per page
Add a dynamic blog to your website, empowering you to share valuable content, boost SEO, and engage your audience.
Take control of your website's content. Easily update information, showcase team members, adjust service prices, and more.
Unlock the potential of online sales with seamless e-commerce integration that maximizes revenue and expands your market.
$1,000 one-time setup
Includes content management add-on
Streamline your operations with automation (a.k.a "magic") tools that save time, enhance efficiency, and help your business thrive.
$1,000 one-time setup
Transform your expertise into profitable online courses, reaching a wider audience and generating revenue.
Harness the power of SMS marketing to reach your audience directly and drive engagement, conversions, and sales through targeted messages.
Elevate your email marketing campaigns with strategic messaging that nurtures leads, builds relationships, and generates consistent results for your business.
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Because we build and design websites in phases, it's a bit easier to show through an example (see below), but if you're looking for a quick answer - about 1 month.
1. Collect (~1 week)
The first phase of our process is to onboard you into our project management software and you through the work of collecting your website content. Usually this takes about a week for clients to get through it all. And while we are very thorough with content we need from you, we make it as simple as working through a basic todo list.
We know you are busy with a million tasks and we promise that this process as seamless as possible. We spend a tremendous amount of resources ensuring that you are give top-tier service and support right from the beginning.
2. Compose (1-2 weeks)
After we have all your content, we'll now connect you over with one of our designers. The designer usually needs a few days to free up their plate, review your content, and create a design plan for your website. During this time the designer will create a draft of your website for you to quickly review. Your designer will take your feedback and go back through and finish up the designs from there.
If you have a large website this process can take longer, but we still find most websites can get a beautiful design back in about a week or so.
3. Create (1 week)
The compose phase is actually the longest of the whole process. Building your website isn't nearly as hard because we've already spent so long to create the perfect blueprint of what you want! Your designer will pass back the final designs, which are in turn handed off to one of your developer.
Sometimes the designer and developer are even the same person. Yay for continuity! Working together like this can really speed up the process and it's a wonderful blessing.
4. Care (ongoing)
Once your website is launched the team shifts over into maintenance and support mode. Congratulations, your new website is live!
Overall, you're looking at about 1 month from start to finish. No too shabby if ask us!
And we're always looking to make it faster.
We recommend most clients do this as it's more affordable and grows with you and your business.
But no, you don't have to pay a subscription. We offer two alternatives to the monthly subscription in our contracts:
Option 1: Split Payment - Enjoy a 5% discount by paying half of your website subscription upfront when we start working together, and the remaining half upon the launch of your website.
Option 2: Upfront Payment - Opt for the convenience of paying the full subscription price of your website in one lump sum, and receive a 10% discount as a thank you for your upfront commitment.
Yes. Many clients don't have great images, videos, content, etc. It's actually quite normal because they're just starting their business and this website is a brand new addition. Here are some solutions you may like:
1. You can hire an in-house copywriter to help you with writers block and really put the punch in your conversion metrics
2. You can hire an in-house videographer to help you shoot some amazing videos, courses, or "about us" introductions
3. Your designer can help advise on branding and logo designs, or create an entire brand deck for you!
4. And we can always easily supplement your website with some beautiful stock images or videos
We know exactly what you mean! We work with non-technical founders every single day. We've been in the trenches with them and understand just how scary it can be to trust a company you've never worked with before. Especially when you can't even vet their work and because it's all a foreign language jargon to you!
So, first off, let us be the first to tell you that if someone can't breakdown a complicated technical topic without jargon then you should never pay this person a dime. They clearly can't communicate a tough concept and don't deserve your money. That's our opinion anyway. There's a reason who #1 value is Simplicity. It matters. Simplicity and communication build trust. Trust builds great relationships and great products.
Check out this testimonial from Rachel Dehler of Sonder Breath
"Seriously, the BuildingBlox process is brilliant. The way the technology aspect (which scares people like me) is blended with intuitive design, subtle details, and true depth for the client and designer to collaborate is powerful. I already feel like I am the one designing it."
We helped Rachel overcome her fear of technology and gain confidence designing her website.
Our mission with BuildingBlox is to serve people exactly like Rachel. And if you're reading this Q/A, someone exactly like you.
Learn more about our values
When we set out to build websites for our clients we relied heavily on templates. After all, that was the best way for us to improve our process, ship faster, and generate more revenue.
But... templates feel icky and we rarely feel proud to show off a template website in our portfolio.
So, we completely overhauled the business model. Rather than force clients into a cookie cutter template, we redesigned our services to affordably offer a professional website design specific to your brand.
To say say this was a game-changer is an absolute understatement!
Now, there is a caveat here. Some clients want to cut budget and save a bit more. We understand completely and in these circumstances we will offer a template build for them. This is done with transparency and with complete agreement from the client. Using a template in this way lets us help more clients who may need to stretch their dollars a bit farther. It's an option in our toolkit, but not the default
Yes, we offer website maintenance and updates for a minimal monthly payment. Our team ensures that your website is up to date, secure, and functioning optimally. We also provide regular backups and updates to protect your investment.
Our number one goal is to be your web partner for years to come. One of the best ways for us to serve you in this role is to watch over your website for you. Peace of mind is a valuable resource and you're going to have a whole lot more of it!
There are two scenarios when this can occur:
If you're website is pre-launch (e.g. we're still designing or developing) then you simply just ask for a change and we'll do our best to accommodate it free of charge. 99% of times these changes are simple word changes, image alterations, or color adjustments. These types of changes are simple no problem! Adding entirely new pages maybe not be as simple, so we'd always need to discuss before pivoting like that.
After your website is launched we have a simple ticket system where you can request changes. If we missed it during your original build, then we'll do it free of charge. For changes outside of the original scope we'll simply send over quick invoice and knock out the work for you.
We follow industry best practices for search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure that your website is easily discoverable by search engines. This includes optimizing website speed, using relevant keywords, and creating quality content that engages visitors and boosts your search engine rankings.
We have additional services if you want to have a professional copywriter work with you to boost conversions. This is a great way to take your website to the next level and really crush the competition.
We take website security seriously and use industry-standard encryption methods, such as SSL, to protect sensitive customer data. We also provide regular security updates and backups to ensure that your website is secure and protected from cyber threats.
We offer technical support to our website clients to address any issues or problems with their website. Any client who continues to stay with us after initial development for our hosting package receives priority email for any issues they have having. You can always email us questions as well for tech support or advice moving forward.
We're happy to help!