Frequently Asked Questions
Hopefully we can answer all of your questions. If there's anything else you want to know that we don't answer here, don't hesitate to give us a call.
Ai1 Development offers a wide variety of web related services. Our specialty is building fully responsive, mobile-in-mind, high performing websites with modern and effective designs. Some of our additional services like professional Google My Business listings, Bing Places for Business listings, and social media creation/optimization support our websites but are offered as individual services as well. To learn a little more, visit our Services page.
What type of services do you offer?
This is a great question. As a professional, the simple answer is YES. Every business needs a website. If you didn't plan on getting a website for your business, 80% of businesses already have you beat! Read more in the article we published: Do I Really Need a Website For My Business?
Do I need a website for my business?
This is probably the most common question and the most important. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to give you an answer without first understanding exactly what you need out of your website. We recommend you request a FREE Consultation Call and we can utilize our free 30 minutes to get a better idea of your business goals. With that information we should be able to provide you with an estimate cost.
We do offer what we call the Ai1 Discovery Package (with current promotion). This is a set transparent rate of $900 plus tax for up to 3 medium sized pages and one active contact form connected to an email of your choice. The Ai1 Discovery Package websites are all optimized for mobile and have responsive design to look good on all screen sizes. The ongoing maintenance and management fee is $39/month and includes your basic custom domain name, hosting, and regular necessary professional maintenance.
Our custom packages vary greatly in price but offer the same quality professional design no matter how small or large of a web project we take on. We will work to create the perfect website custom tailored to each of our unique clients' needs.
If you want to get a better idea you can browse our Web Design Bundles which provide a handful of our web services at a slightly discounted rate. All of these packages can be customized as well if you schedule a web consultation call with us.
How much does a website cost?
We opt into building websites without a niche. Some web designers focus on a specific type of business. Our focus is all local small businesses and organizations looking to take their company online whether they have an outdated website and want to move to a more relevant modern platform or don't even have a website at all. We want to diversify our portfolio and gain design influence from all modern businesses, styles, and personalities.
We have integrations to work with restaurants with online ordering and fulfillment.
We have integrations to work with online stores, or eCommerce solutions.
We have integrations to work with service providers with online booking/appointments.
We have integrations to work with hotels/hospitality/rental properties to manage listings and bookings.
We have integrations to work with gyms and fitness centers to manage memberships, list/schedule classes.
We don't shy anyone away from getting the website they deserve.
Because we are located on Long Island in Port Washington, our goal is to seek out local clientele that we can meet with in person. We believe in getting to know the person and/or business because we want to build you a website that directly reflects you and your company.
What types of websites do you build?
We serve any person, business, or organization in the United States. Logistically we are still small business and are working on growing support for the rest of the world.
We are looking to focus on small businesses and organizations local to the Port Washington, Nassau County, Long Island area. We currently have clients in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. We actually listed just about every town and village in those counties that we're willing to meet you just to make you feel special. We appreciate our local clients. If your town is in Queens, Nassau, or Suffolk but you don't see it on the list. We'll add it!
What areas do you serve In Person?
For almost all of our websites, including this one, we utilize our partnership with Wix to build websites using their Editor X platform meant for web developers. We believe that this platform is the most advanced and modern platform that allows us to develop faster and more economically for our clients.
We utilize Editor X primarily for its security, software integrations, development speed, active development team, and the ability to provide our clients with a mobile application to utilize their interactive website features on their smart phone. Every client gets the opportunity to utilize this app for their website which is unbelievably beneficial for small business owners who would typically have to spend tens of thousands of dollars for features like this.
What platform do you use?
No. We have used WordPress in the past and it is a solid platform. It really is good. We just believe that the Wix and Editor X platform are better.
Some of the concerns we had with WordPress were with the third-party software, or plug-ins. They required constant updated which meant the time to update them was time billable to our clients, they can break unexpectedly causing our clients to potentially lose money or customers, and the whole system felt like more of a "fill in the blanks" web builder. The costs added up and our goal is to save you money while providing you with the best possible features to help you grow. We are confident we made the right choice and we are confident you'll love your website.
Do you use wordPress?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website in a search engine's unpaid results. This is done by making changes to the website's design and content, as well as building high-quality backlinks from other websites.
The goal of SEO is to improve the website's ranking on search engine results pages (SERPs), which can help to increase the amount of organic (i.e. unpaid) traffic that the website receives. This, in turn, can help to improve the website's visibility, reputation, and profitability. Some common techniques for improving a website's SEO include keyword research and optimization, on-page optimization, link building, and content creation.
While we don't currently offer SEO packages, we incorporate high-performing on-page SEO principals in our design and development work.
What is Search Engine Optimization?
Check out our social media pages. You'll usually be able to find some type of discount running at any given point throughout the year. Sometimes it's for entire website packages, sometimes it's for specific services.
We offer special rates for our friends who are part of the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce, which you can find here:
We also offer First Responder & Military Discounts all year round which you can find here: