Whether you're a plumber, carpenter, mechanic, handyman, artist, media consultant, caterer, delivery person, babysitter, dog walker, cat groomer, personal assistant or rock star (or anything in between or beyond) your own website will get your word out and get you noticed and hired.
For too long, websites have been out of price reach for many sole proprietors, micro-businesses, artisans, craftsmen, and gig workers. Web developers and designers charge thousands to build a website and then another thousand or more every year just to host it. Our goal is to end that and get you and your business online with our website-as-a-service approach for as little as $399 a year with no web development, design or startup fees ever.
The $399 annual fee includes everything needed to get you online quickly, including domain name (subject to availability), a single-page starter website that we build based on a few questions about your business (additional pages are $79 each, per year), and full ongoing webmaster services with the opportunity to add content and make changes anytime (just let us know the additions or changes you want and we'll take care of everything).
Under our website-as-a-service approach, GigWebsites retains full ownership of all intellectual property including web design and custom content, with the exception of any and all intellectual property provided by customer, which shall remain the sole property of customer. Customer certifies that any and all intellectual property provided for use in the website is the sole property of customer and that customer has the right to print, publish, copy, and otherwise distribute such property and grants GigWebsites unrestricted license for that purpose.
When we set up your website we'll register you as the owner of the domain name. Upon termination of service, on request, we'll transfer the assigned domain name to your new registrar at no charge, unless registration of the domain name has expired.
At this time we're unable to offer websites for export/sale. If you ever decide you want to hire a new web host/designer they'll have to build you a new site on their own platform (these days that's not a big deal, especially if they begin while the old site is still up and can be used as a general guide for content). We will, of course, transfer your domain name to you or your new service provider, upon request, as long as the domain registration is still active.
The biggest advantage is we do it for you. If you decide to use one of the popular DIY apps, you'll need to spend time learning how to use it, and then more time actually using it, which is time you could spend plumbing, playing guitar or otherwise doing your business or gig.
Also, even if you do it yourself, you'll still have costs including domain registration and website app fees, which at the low end currently run about $175+ a year and depending on features added can be as high as $600+ a year and you still have to do it yourself (but these fees are all included in your GigWebsites annual fee and we take care of everything including building your website and keeping it up, running, updated, and looking fresh).
Plus, our webmasters are experts in using our online platform (we currently use GoDaddy) so they're able to make maximum use of the options and features available.
Absolutely! We'll build your website using templates and content (including stock images) standardized to your industry, combined with your personalized business info, logo, any images you'd like to provide, etc. From there we can add, delete, change or move anything any time. Any intellectual property you provide for use in the website must be the sole property of customer and customer must have the right to print, publish, copy, and otherwise distribute such property and grant GigWebsites unrestricted license for that purpose.
Our websites support most content including text, images, links, PDFs, documents, files, videos (including embedded videos from YouTube and Vimeo), audio files, html embed code, Paypal buttons, blog, calendar, and more. We can provide internal blog and calendar or embed your external accounts (e.g., WordPress blog, Google calendar, etc.). We also provide social media buttons linked to all of your accounts and if you have Instagram we can provide a live feed to display your images on the site.
Yes! We can live feed directly from Facebook, Google My Business, Yelp, and/or Yotpo. We can also manually input customer reviews.
For the website itself there are no limits on how often general content may be updated. Any time you'd like an addition, deletion or change, just let us know.
For frequently or routinely updated special content such as posted periodicals, newsletters, announcements, advertisements, manually inputted customer reviews, items for sale, event notices, calendar items, blog postings and similar, the following annual packages are available:
You may find it more cost effective to instead use an external blog or calendar that you manage yourself (we can embed these on your site at no charge and they'll automatically update whenever you add postings, make changes, etc.). We can help you set these up.
You're looking at one! If you'd like to see another, check out this site we recently built for Donovan Plumbing in Huachuca City, Arizona.
Not currently. If you accept PayPal we can provide PayPal buttons that allow users to 'Buy Now' a small number of items/services (up to 14 different items each processed as a separate transaction). We hope to offer more complete online selling opportunities in the future so please check back.
Fill out and submit the 'Get started' form below, providing some basic info about your business. From that, we'll reach out to you to verify you want us to move ahead, then we'll build your website and have you up and running on the internet, normally within a few days. We may reach out to you for follow-up info or your preferences on options along the way (you can also provide any images, text, video, etc. you'd like included; if you don't have any, no worries, we have access to a large inventory of industry-specific stock images and text we can tailor to your business).
Use our 'get started' form to tell us a little about your business or gig, and we'll take it from there.
Get started with a 30-day free trial, no obligation (and no payment info required), 100% satisfaction guaranteed! We'll bill you after the free trial (if you're not happy with your website, you owe nothing).
Click 'Pay Now' button, above, then enter invoice amount in 'Price per item'