At PogoStick Web Services our philosophy is maximum service at minimum cost. We have plenty of happy clients, impressed with our speedy, professional service and our tiny invoices. In fact, our low overheads mean we can undercut the competition by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars. Shop around and you’ll see what we mean!
So, if you’ve decided it’s time to dive into the online world and get your business a website of its own but you’ve been put off by expensive monthly fees and setup costs then you’ve come to the right place. PogoStick is here to put an end to that and offer you an unbeatable cheap website package, with no nasty strings attached.
Maybe you’re thinking $599 is just too cheap for a website. Maybe you’ve been quoted thousands somewhere else and while this price seems super attractive your spidey senses are going off, the voice inside your head is saying stuff like ‘there must be a catch’ or ‘you get what you pay for’, because maybe you’ve been caught out before. If that’s the case, then first of all we’d like to say ‘good work’ because these days you can’t be too careful.
But we’d also like to say ‘hold up, we have some good news for you’ since you can actually get a very professional, mobile-friendly website for under $600. We have heaps of happy customers and have been in business for over 10 years now, with plenty of referrals from satisfied website owners.
Maybe you should be asking is $1,000 (or more!) for a small business website too much?
Yes, we do! We also believe they’re the cheapest domain registration prices in NZ.
If you’ve already got a website (if you don’t talk to us – we can help!) chances are you’re paying more than you should for website hosting and email services. Switch to us and start saving today!
Benefits of hosting with PogoStick Web Services
- Hosting plan that grows with your business – With a flexible hosting plan that allows you to request more disk space and bandwidth when you need it
- Reliable, fast UK-based servers (see technical specs)
- A complete business hosting and email package for just $12.90 a month! (3-month minimum)
- Easily transfer your existing website – whether it’s in WordPress, Joomla, PHP/MySQL, HTML or some other CMS
Yes! We are WordPress specialists and have been designing and developing WordPress websites for over 10 years. In that time it’s become the world’s most popular website software, powering more than 37% of all websites in the world.
Yes, we have experience helping with the design, development and maintenance of Shopify websites. Get started with a free Shopify trial today.
When peace of mind is important…
When you’re choosing a new service provider, there can be some ‘fear of the unknown’ and the last thing any of us want is to get stung with a bad deal, especially when you’re in business and every dollar counts. It’s important to us that our clients are happy with choosing PogoStick Web Services and we work really hard to make sure they are.
In the rare event you want to take your business to another web design company and we can’t convince you to stay, we will make the move as hassle-free as possible, delivering your website files, ready for another provider to work with. Peace of mind is knowing that, if you have to, you can easily switch, and it won’t cost you a thing.
Creating the right impression for your business often comes down to something as basic as having the right logo. It can speak volumes about your business and go a long way to attracting your chosen target market.
We offer a simple logo design service and also work with independent designers for more extensive artwork and brand development.
Writing can be tough at the best of times but don’t worry. To get you started here’s a free template guide to cover the main things you will want to communicate to your visitors.
Keep it brief, concise, clear and easy to follow – your visitors are looking for answers not a bedtime story!
And remember, with your PogoStick website you can revisit the text anytime to edit and refine it as needed, and it won’t cost you a thing.
Our website packages don’t include written content but they do include a fully-featured content management system so you can add and edit content yourself. We can also add the initial content for your first few pages (provided to us as a Word document).
For an extra fee, we can provide a professional copywriting service.
If you want your website to really sell your business, you must use the right words. Think of it as salesmanship on screen. Sure you could just write your website yourself but consider the following…
- Do you understand sales psychology, search engines and how people read on screen? These are necessary if you want to write copy that sells.
- Is writing the best use of your time? Wouldn’t you be better concentrating on more dollar productive activities?
- Can you write great copy quickly? You need to get your new website live as soon as possible so it is earning you money. You can’t afford delays while you get around to writing!
If you are spending serious money having a website built then you need to engage a professional marketing copywriter to write words that will get results.
Cost: $40/hour (free quote)
The best option is getting professional photography of your business, products or services. Actual photos that are done well are always better than stock images.
If that’s not an option then you can use the following websites to find and download free stock images:
While we aim to provide you with the most user-friendly website content editor (also known as a CMS – Content Management System) and intuitive email services you may feel you need additional support.
Our pricing doesn’t allow us to include on-site or one-on-one technical assistance however we do provide answers to common questions, can organise remote online assistance (using TeamViewer, extra costs apply) or can arrange outside help for you (e.g. The Troubleshooters, Geeks on Wheels etc; they will invoice you directly).
If your new website from PogoStick uses the Elementor page builder, then may want help learning how to use it.
Elementor is the most popular page builder software available for WordPress and offers lots of great features to make designing your website easier than ever.
However, like anything new, you may want to some guidance to get you on the right track. Check out the hundreds of tutorials available on YouTube, or get in touch if you’d like personalised assistance.
You may be worried that the WordPress website editor will be too complicated for you to use. Don’t stress! WordPress is the most popular website content editor in the world and has been designed to make editing your website as easy as possible.
If you’ve never used it before give yourself time to get used to it. There are hundreds of tutorials for beginners on YouTube and many local IT businesses offer WordPress training services.
You can even try the WordPress editor using this interactive demonstration available here.
The Troubleshooters are a Christchurch business based in Kaiapoi and run by experienced IT consultant, Grant Duxfield. Visit speedingbullet.co.nz to learn more.
Email is an essential part of your online marketing, and when done right can be a huge boost to your business, both offline and online.
As official Mailchimp Partners, we can take care of the whole process from creating a plan, developing content, deciding on targets, goals and calls to action to formatting, sending and managing subscriptions. We can also integrate sign-up forms with your existing website and offer strategic advice on the best communication plan for your business.
Cost: $40/hour for email formatting, design, writing and mailing plus email service costs.
Contact us today to enquire further about our email marketing services.
Your site is no good to you if it can’t be found. This is where search engine optimisation (or SEO, also known as SEM – Search Engine Marketing) plays an important role in making sure your site is jumping up and down and getting noticed by search engines, Google in particular. You also need to make sure the people who find your site and the people you’re trying to target (qualified leads).
The rapid growth of social media (Facebook, YouTube and Twitter) also mean you need to have a business plan that includes optimising for social media and benefiting from the power of viral marketing.
This service includes reviewing your site’s content, your own marketing strategy, use of Google Ads and links to other sites.
We are an authorised reseller for Google Suite, which offers a robust, scalable solution for businesses of all size – email accounts, mobile access, document management and storage along with a full office software solution.
Many businesses depend on data, whether it’s data about their customers, sales or products and services. It is vital that you are able to store and retrieve this vital information efficiently, securely and quickly.
To manage your data effectively you need a well-designed and maintained database. We can sit down with you and help design your central database as well as how it will be used. We have years of experience with MySQL and PHP, commonly used tools for building database solutions.
We can help build a secure, online database that can be accessed from anywhere you have an internet connection with a multi-level security system for use by both staff and customers.
Cost: $40/hour (free quote)