Website in a Week
Rome wasn't built in a day, but your website can be (almost). Are you on the way to building your empire, but are simply time-poor, spread too thin, or don't know where to begin when it comes to building your own website?
Effortlessly align your brand with your customers through a cohesive, professionally designed 3-4 page site in just one week through our Website in a Week intensive, so that you can do more, worry less and get back to business sooner.
Designs That Fit Your Brand Identity
STEP 1: Let's Get Down to Business
The most important step - reaching out! We'll chat about your goals and business, and secure a date for your service. You'll then receive a questionnaire to explore how you want your website to look and feel, and help you with preparing your site content (images and copy), brand guidelines and any other requirements.
STEP 2: Setting up for success
We'll carefully review your information, and make sure that we have all the information necessary for your week to go off without a hitch. If you have any burning questions or strict "Must-Have's" or "No-No's" this is the best time to let us know.
STEP 3: Prototype
We'll provide a basic mock-up of your site based on your initial design briefing - this will ensure we're making the most out of your design week, and that we're on the same page about your overall design vision. This is also the time that you should be collating your website copy, images etc.
STEP 4: Website in a Week
The time is here! You have our undivided attention for a whole week, so we can get creating while you sit back and relax (or get back to important business). We ask that you be available via phone or email, so that we aren't held up if any questions arise.
STEP 5: Post-Launch
You will have the chance to review your website and request revisions. Then, our team will devote 2 hours to make any changes necessary based on your feedback. Then it's time to celebrate as we hand over your brand new site.
Up to 3 page personal branding website (commonly inc. Home, About, Services, Locations) built on Squarespace or Wix.
Contact page not included (3 pages + contact).
Blogs and other key business integrations.
Anti-Spam features on contact forms
Brand clarity through our discovery & mockup design process
1 week delivery of your site
2 hours of post-week revisions
Training video provided to show you how to navigate your new site
On-site SEO setup
Legal pages using your provided content
30 day post-launch email support
Is This Right for Me?
VIP Design Day is for you if
✓ Time is of the essence, and you plan to move quickly.
✓ You have a clear idea of your website's goals.
✓ You are good at being decisive when it counts.
✓ You are comfortable with sourcing or creating your own content (images, copy etc.)
✓ You have found a regular website takes too long to just get done.
VIP Design Day is NOT for you if
✗ You will struggle to get your brand assets together in good time.
✗ You're indecisive or find it difficult to make quick decisions
✗ You don't know what you want your website to achieve
✗ You require advanced functionality or an e-commerce store
✗ You want a site with more than 4 pages.
The August Difference
A Team You Can Rely On
100% Australian owned & operated, right from the Gold Coast. Our team have 30+ years of combined industry experience, so you know you're in good hands.
Honesty, Trust and Integrity
We're proud of the work we do and the relationships we build with our clients. We'll always tell it how it is, and will never try to sell you something you don't need.
We are partners of, and work with a range of website design solutions, providing completely personalised recommendations based on your business' individual needs.
Tessa H | Little Luna Co
"Working with August Social on their VIP website week was an incredible experience. The team was incredibly skilled and knowledgeable, and they took the time to really understand my vision for the website they were building. The end result was a stunning website that perfectly captured the essence of my brand. I would absolutely recommend August Social to anyone looking for a top-quality website design experience"
How much does a website cost?This can vary depending on things such as the size of the website (number of pages), number of products (for Ecommerce stores) and the features / functionality that is included in the website. Note that external costs such as domain registration, DNS hosting, website hosting and professional emails (via Office 365 or G-Suite) are not included in the price of the websites listed on our site. Please view our 'Investments' page for more details on pricing.
How long does it take to design and build a website?The time it takes to produce a website dpends on the size and complexity of your site. A basic website typically takes around 4-6 weeks from beginning to end, whereas some more complex projects may take up to 12 weeks.
Will my website work on mobile devices?Yes, we work across multiple devices and incorporate responsive design elements to ensure our sites work across desktops, laptops and mobile devices.
Can I sell products on my website?Absolutely - A number of our packages (found under the 'Investments' tab include E-commerce elements, including product setup, cart design and payment gateway integration.
Do you provide training on how to use my new website?Yes, each website comes with a custom video tutorial explaining how to navigate the back-end, and 1 month of email support from your account manager for any questions that might come up.
Can you design my logo?We realise we can't be good at everything, which is why we recommend local graphic designers who can work closely with you to assist you with your logo creation needs.
How do we communicate through the website build?Before we begin working together, we'll usually have an initial chat on the phone to discuss the project. Once we get started, most of the communication will take place over email. This makes the process a lot easier as we'll have all of the information saved to keep referring back to, and ensures we're always on the right track.
What will you need from me?It really depends on the project / type of website you want. We'll be able to discuss this on our discovery call before we start working together. Depending on which package you choose and the requirements of your brand, we could need... Images of you and your team, and your workplace Images / videos of your products for the site Other content for the site (e.g. text, PDFs etc.) Login details to your existing website (if you have one) Details any third party providers that need to be integrated with your new site (Paypal, Stripe, MailChimp etc)
What if I don't like the website?Before we build your new website, we'll design a mockup of it first. This way, you'll get to see the initial design concept and make any changes - if you really don't like it, we include one (1) complimentary re-design, and will bring you a second new concept to suit your specifications.
What if I don't want to manage the website? Can you do it for me?Yes, we can arrange a maintenance package to suit your needs, with various hours available on a monthly basis.
Can I update the website once it's been built?Yes! Some companies use complicated site builders that mean you'll need to rely on (and pay) them for any changes. We're different, and build all of our sites on user-friendly, easy to navigate interfaces that you will be able to make changes to yourself without the need for us. We also provide you with an instructional tutorial video that shows you how to navigate your site.
How long will it take to get to the first page of Google?This depends on a number of factors, and truthfully there is no cut and dry answer. Search engines change their requirements all the time, and whilst it might only take one business 2-3 days, it might take another 2-3 months. In this, there is also no guarantee - some of your competitors might have huge marketing budgets or have been there for years. We are happy to have a chat about this, just ask!
Do I need hosting?Yes. Hosting is like renting a space on the internet for your website. Without it your website simply can't exist online, and is unable to be accessed by the public.
What additional costs will I incur outside of your prices?There are a few additional costs that are required when building and launching a website. Simply put, these are the puzzle pieces that go into a successful site launch, and you can't have a functioning site on the internet without them. Below is a rough pricing guide - please note prices may vary. Domain Hosting - Around $100 per year Professional email e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org - $7-$10 per mailbox per month Website hosting - $200 - $500 per year depending on requirements Third party apps such as mailchimp, Klaviyo etc - Price varies
Do you do SEO for my website when you build it?Each website comes with basic back-end and on-page SEO, however please note that SEO is usually an ongoing commitment and will require continuous work. We acknowledge that we can't always do everything, so we have a number of local SEO experts that we can recommend.