Transferring An Existing Site
We design Web sites for "information experts" - including professional
speakers, trainers, coaches, consultants, authors, thought leaders and service professionals.
If you're an information expert, we've worked with people just like you
for over 15 years.
How It Works
We transfer your entire Web site across to use the system we use for building Web sites, so that you get all its benefits.
We're flexible in the way we work with you to make this happen. It
depends on four things:
- Time: If you've got the time, you might be willing to do some of
the work yourself (which saves you money).
- Money: On the other hand, you might prefer to pay us to do it for
you, and focus on generating income in your core business.
- Expertise: You might have access to other people - such as a good
graphic designer or a secretarial support person - who can assist with the transfer.
- Convenience: You might just prefer to leave it all with us, so you
don't have to co-ordinate the process.
To help you decide what's right for you, here is a broad outline of
- We have an initial telephone consultation to map out the strategy
and plan for transferring the site - including time scale, who's
responsible for each activity, and activity milestones.
- We convert the graphic design into a form that's suitable for our
system, and install it on the new site. This can also be done by your own designer if you choose.
- We transfer the site content (i.e. the Web pages) across to the
new site. Again, this can be done by you or your support team if
- When the new site is ready, we switch the domain name across to
it, so it becomes live.
The price does vary, depending on your current Web site, what
you'd like to change (if anything), and who will be doing the work.
Broadly, it falls into these categories:
- Consultation - $1,500 plus GST
When you transfer the site to our system, you generally make some
changes to it. So we start with a telephone consultation to plan
your new on-line strategy.
Note: If you want to transfer the site content exactly as is,
we don't require this step, so this fee doesn't apply.
- Plan and management - $900 plus GST
This is for the software set-up, installation, testing, training,
and the overall management process for transferring the Web site.
- Graphic design
If we use our in-house graphic designer, we will determine a fee, which
varies depending on how much of the design we can re-use from the current
If you use your own designer, there's no fee. We direct them to the Web host, who has instructions on creating design layouts.
- Initial Web pages
We will work with you to estimate the amount of
work involved in transferring the existing Web pages across to our
system. This varies for each site, depending on the complexity of the
pages. For a typical page, the fee is about $40-50 per page.
Again, you can choose to do this all yourself, in which case there's no
fee. Or we can do some pages for you, and you can do the rest.
Some people expect the cost of transferring a Web site to be lower.
In fact, if you talk to other providers, many of them will quote
you a lower price. This is usually because they don't give you a
"content management system" - the software that allows you to update
your site yourself. So they will typically transfer it for you, but
you still have to go back to them every time you require a change.
For some people, that's OK - but check with them when comparing
These things can help lower the price for you:
- Using your own graphic designer to re-do the design.
- Transferring the page content yourself (or using your own support
staff to do it).