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BEAUTIFUL AND STRATEGIC

Our Website Philosophy

A simple, straightforward approach to beautiful and strategic websites that do more than just look pretty!

We know that websites can be overwhelming for businesses and nonprofits. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to creating a new website or rethinking an existing one! After all, your website is a key component of your business. It’s an opportunity to introduce people to who you are as an organization and help convert them to lifelong fans of your brand. Your website should do more than just give information, it should encourage action!

We obsess over understanding all the different ways that customers interact with your website. We’ve also worked with countless small business owners and nonprofits. Because we understand where you’re coming from, we offer three levels of website packages (with some room to modify to fit your needs) and always provide a clear estimate for every project.

One thing we do differently here at Oakes Creative House is provide a professional content writer to create the written copy for your website. We do this because so many sites look great, but they don’t actually sell anything at the end of the day. You are in business to do business and we are here to set the foundation to make that happen!

We are a WordPress design shop and exclusively create websites in this platform. We only use trusted, premium themes, plugins and drag and drop builders to set your site up for the best possible success!

Starter Website

A Starter Website is great for those who want a basic web presence but don’t need a lot of extra flair. We’ll customize each site to fit your brand and make sure your organization’s personality shines through in both content and design.

Starter

$ 2,700 starts at
  • Up To 5 Pages
  • Unlimited revisions for 2 weeks after design proof is sent*
  • Drag and Drop Page Builder
  • 1 Form
  • Monster Insights / Google Analytics Configuration
  • Content Creation Included
  • No E-Commerce Available
  • Blog Set Up Included
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Tier 1 or Higher Maintenance Required
  • 6-8 week turnaround time**
Premium Website

Our Premium Website package is ideal for organizations who want to truly showcase their brand with more pages and features for visitors to their site. It’s a great choice for those who need to accept online payments as well.  

Premium

$ 6,000 starts at
  • Up to 15 Pages
  • Unlimited revisions for 3 weeks after design proof is sent*
  • Drag and Drop Page Builder
  • Up to 3 Forms
  • Payment Processing Available
  • E-commerce add-on available (+$1000 minimum)
  • Monster Insights / Google Analytics Configuration
  • Content Creation Included
  • Blog Set Up Included
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Tier 2 or Higher Maintenance Required
  • 6-16 week turnaround time**
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Custom Website

Our Custom Website package is designed for organizations with complex websites that need lots of pages, integrations and features for their website. This package is customized just for your needs.

Premium

Custom Quoted
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Unlimited revisions for 4 weeks after design proof is sent*
  • Drag and Drop Page Builder
  • Unlimited Forms
  • Payment Processing Available
  • E-commerce add-on available (custom quoted)
  • Monster Insights / Google Analytics Configuration
  • Content Creation Included
  • Blog Set Up Included
  • MailChimp Integration
  • Maintenance / Hosting Optional
  • 8-16 week turnaround time**

* You can certainly make as many revisions as you want, but they will be billable after the designated time period.

** Turnaround times are estimated and are largely based on the client’s input and quick action. We’ve seen sites take as little as a few weeks and as long as 6 months – it’s really all up to you!

Costs listed above are estimated starting points for each level of service and may vary depending on your unique needs. A final quote will be provided for each project.

We try very hard to quote projects as closely to the finished price as possible, but you should prepare for +/- 10% for variances that may come up during the site build.

We are a content first shop! That means all written content must be approved prior to the design portion of the website beginning. For a full timeline estimate please see below.

All websites packages are broken into three payments to help make the investment a bit easier to dive into. For specific payment terms, turnaround times, etc., please inquire about a quote. 

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to get started on creating your company’s website or ready for a refresh of your existing web presence, let’s chat! During a free discovery call, we learn more about your goals for your website (and your business) and help you select the right website package.

Add Ons

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  • Branded Photography Starting at $400
  • Scheduling Integration Add On $150
  • Digital Download Setup $250
  • Starter SEO $300
  • Website Training $100/hr
  • Blog post creation - 3 blogs $450
  • E-commerce Basic $1000 minimum
  • G Suite Set Up + Migration $350
  • Lead generator delivery set up and nurture funnel creation $1300
  • Individual Page Designs (per page) $200

How does it work?

This phase kicks off once the contract is signed and a 50% deposit is received. In this phase we will:

This phase kicks off once the content kick off meeting has been completed. In this phase. we will:

* In order to keep things efficient, it’s best that you approve the content fully so that we don’t end up on a back and forth within the site design on content. Text changes are harder to communicate once they are on the site.

This phase kicks off once the content is fully approved. In this phase we will:

The timing for this phase is determined by the lowest impact for your customers. In this phase we will:

Not Sure Which Package Is Right For You?

We can help you decide during a free discovery call.

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FAQs

Yes, we do need you to either supply photos or approve for us to use stock photography on your website. However, we believe there is NOTHING better than branded photos! We offer photography for our in-state clients (located in Oklahoma) and would love to work with you to create an incredible library of photos to use not just on your website but on all of your marketing pieces. You can learn more about our branded photoshoots here.

We live in a digital world, even if you have a brick and mortar business! Your online presence is often the first impression customers have of your business before they come to see you in person or book a call with you. Let’s face it, social media can only tell a small part of what working with you looks like.There is only so much you can do to promote your value and provide a great customer experience. The goal is to direct potential customers to your website where you can prove that you are reputable and relatable to them. Also, in terms of business operations, your website can do SO MUCH to automate lead generation, tie in your CRM system, have intake forms and more!

WordPress is an open-source website content management system (CMS). It’s incredibly powerful but also easy to use for non-technical people once the site is launched. WordPress is the central platform that your website runs on,  and then we use themes, plugins, and widgets built for WordPress to enhance the functionality and look of your site.

Ultimately as a small business my best advice is to stay away from custom coded and proprietary systems. More often than not, you end up getting stuck with what your website can do, how hard it is to make updates and eventually with things breaking down and technology reaching end of life. This is not conducive to long term goals and time management efforts for small business owners. It also often puts you in a “people basket” with your business where only those original developers know how to work with your custom website. Instead, I recommend using a well established web solution such as WordPress, Wix, SquareSpace, etc… Here at Oakes Creative House we prefer WordPress as our system of choice. This is because WordPress makes up about 40% of all internet websites and is highly used by developers and non developers alike. I have yet to find something that I can’t make happen within WordPress so I find it to be scalable and, with the right tools in place, can be very user friendly.

The packages listed above include a starting investment, and we can customize within each level to meet your needs. We know websites aren’t one-size-fits-all, and we work with you to identify your needs and provide a clear estimate for each project so you know exactly what to expect.

If you need more revisions or go beyond what’s included within your website package, we will charge our standard hourly rate for anything outside the quoted project scope. But don’t worry about getting hit with unexpected charges – we’ll always clearly communicate if something goes beyond the existing project scope and provide an estimate for additional cost before we do the work. 

Let’s face it: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) sounds complicated and pretty scary to most business owners and nonprofits. We all want to be on the first page of Google results when somebody types in a relevant search term, but there’s a lot of misinformation out there about SEO. How do you know you’re paying for quality SEO services? And what should you expect in terms of results? 

The truth is, there is a LOT of competition on the internet for each and every industry these days. Getting results from SEO means doing more online than your competition, but it also means being realistic about your marketing budget compared to your competition’s marketing budget. If you’re in year two and they’re in year ten, it’s not a fair comparison and your SEO results will likely be different. 

Every company has to start somewhere with SEO though, and that’s why we created a Starter SEO Program to create the foundation and position you to grow your SEO efforts over time. 

SEO Plugin Installation & Base Setup

Your investment: $300

  • Configure SEO plugin with home page meta description and focus keyword
  • Submit your site to Google Search Console
  • Connect SEO plugin to Google Search Console and Google Analytics

Each additional page of your site is billed at $50 per page and includes setting the meta description and focus keyword for each page. E-commerce sites are quoted on a per-site basis with additional fees for configuring product pages for SEO. This service is available for WordPress sites only. 

I’ll give you the answer I usually hate… it depends. Ugh I know! It depends a lot on your industry, your business goals and your budget. SEO services can get expensive quickly depending on what you are trying to achieve. Ultimately though I recommend finding ways to grow your following and your viewer count organically as a proof of concept phase first. Then, investing in SEO services to add fuel to fire with content and design that you already know works!

We offer a variety of website maintenance packages to meet your needs. While we don’t require that our custom website clients host with us, most of our clients choose our hosting because it gives them peace of mind. We’ll take care of making sure your files, themes, and plugins stay up to date and ensure your site is backed up regularly and monitored for any possible issues. In addition to the peace of mind of knowing your site is current and secure, you won’t have to keep up with multiple accounts related to your site. 

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I recommend setting aside time to do a quarterly review of your website to look for broken links, outdated information and new content that should be added. In addition though, I recommend having a blog or news section on your website that you can add new content to monthly. This shows your viewers and Google that you are running an active website that deserves to be seen!

The short answer… you don’t! Having a great website presence is really not about having all of the fancy effects in order to prove that you are a reputable business. Instead it’s about clarity! Customers coming to your website want to know what you do, why you are the one they should work with and how you will add value to their lives. They are looking to buy from businesses that they know, like and trust. This means it’s up to us to create a website they can find themselves in. Simple is often better when it comes to websites. An effective website is designed to lead the customer to the information they are looking for quickly and without hassle – this is what converts lookers to buyers in ½ the time!

We believe that graphic design is a communication tool used to create a shorthand look at the message you are putting out. The content drives the design. We can’t effectively design for you without first knowing what you are communicating. Every piece of graphic design done through Oakes Creative House is used intentionally and not just to make things look “pretty”. We absolutely believe that content creation with a great writer is an artform! There is strategy, philosophy and care that goes into each and every piece of website content. In our experience, the rate of conversion on a website that utilized a skilled content writer is significantly higher than ones without.

I believe that every great website should have a home page, about page, services or products page and a space to continually add updated information like a blog or news section. In lieu of a contact page, we often see that having a stronger call to action such as scheduling a call or buying a product is more effective. Within these pages there is some nuanced content that makes it sales focused vs just a photo and a paragraph. Luckily, I have a whole guide that helps you figure out these sections! Download the Sales Funnel Workbook here and use code FORTHELOVE for 50% off!

In my experience websites that don’t convert customers well are failing to connect and lacking a clear call to action. This means as business owners we need to take a few steps back and get really clear on who we are, who we are selling to, what we are selling and how! Bringing this information to light in a clear way will help viewers navigate through your website faster which leads to quicker decisions and ACTION! Make sure on your website you are actually asking them to move forward with a great call to action.

My favorite sites are the ones that use a combination of personal photos and stock photos. I feel like this mix does a good job of painting a picture of what working with you looks like, allows viewers to put a face to a name and also allows them to see photos that are diverse and inviting.

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Your brand is communicating in a visual language, do you know what tone it's speaking in? I know what it feels like to need some direction to find out what it is that your brand should truly represent. So I did something fun! I put together a little quiz for you to find out your brand’s style.

Who is this for?

💁‍♀️ Newbies who don’t even have a business name yet.

🤷🏼‍♀️ Business owners who have DIY’d their own branding up to this point.

🙋🏾‍♀️ Seasoned pros who just want to check to see if they are on track.

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