Hiring Montague WebWorks: How it Works

Donna DuSell and Mik Muller, Montague WebWorks

The first step in hiring Montague WebWorks is to call 413-320-5336 (or fill out our contact form). MWW owner Mik Muller will answer the phone and find out what your goals are.

The website software we use is our own RocketFusion, which you can read about here. Mik will discuss the options and content modules available in RocketFusion (photo galleries, file libraries, news, online forms, etc) and how it works. He will also list the fees we charge for our work. He may also give website examples for you to look at.

The Process: Your Next Steps

Congratulations! You've hired Montague WebWorks, and we are now heading down the road to production, and the eventual "launch" of your new website.

Here are the steps we will take:

  1. We agree on the price, and you agree to pay a deposit of 50% of the project total (the set up fee, plus first year hosting fee) by check. We will not start any work until we have a check in hand. Some clients choose to pay for the whole job up front. We love that!
  2. We discuss possible layout options. We show you a few other websites that could work for you, and what they could look like with new imagery and logos, etc. Or maybe you have a list of websites you already like, and want to have something similar.
  3. We agree what pages to start with, such as the homepage, an "about us" page, services pages, photo galleries, contact us page, etc.
  4. We give you "homework", which will involve gathering photos as well as the text content for each page. We can help with that, too.
  5. We set a date for our next meeting, where we go over what work MWW has done so far, and what's still left to do, and set up another meeting, if needed, for training and steps to "go live."
  6. We contact your previous webmaster. If this is a re-do of an existing website, it is basic common courtesy to let them know of an impending move. We want to stay on good terms with them if we need access to your existing website's back-end. Also, if you are moving your website because your current webmaster is unresponsive, we will need all the time we can get to get in touch and deal with the transfer. Sometimes this can take weeks.
  7. You begin your "homework": gathering your photos and text together. Then you get them to us to build your website.
  8. Once all your content is up, you need to proof the whole site. Make sure it's what you want. It can always be changed later, of course, but it's good to start off right.
  9. Go Live. Pay the balance. Subscribe to MWW's mailing list to hear about new features and upcoming classes. Attend free training classes.

And that's it.

The more content and the more complicated your site, the more there is to do, obviously. If there are not too many files to deal with you can simply email them to us. The more work you do up-front, like putting all your content into file folders on a thumb drive, the quicker our job is done, and the less cost there will be.

Getting Started

Ready to go? Call Mik at 413-320-5336 and make an appointment to meet, either via Zoom or in downtown Greenfield.

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