1. What exactly is website leasing and how does it work?
    1. Website leasing is similar to paying a monthly subscription fee. The way that it works it that rather than paying a large lump sum upfront for a website, or acquiring start-up fees, you pay a small monthly fee for a set amount of time. Similar to leasing a car, website leasing allows people to have access to a product that they may not be able to afford outright. For many small businesses, or startup companies, the cost of hiring someone to design, build, and maintain a website can be devastating or simply out of reach. At Website Pill, we have created an affordable alternative by allowing our clients to lease a website.
  2. What are the benefits of website leasing?
    1. There are many benefits of website leasing. For starters, website leasing allows people to receive an expensive and essential product, at an affordable rate, without having to sacrifice quality. For small businesses, or startups, website leasing is the perfect way to cut out the cost of paying for a website outright.
      Website leasing provides you with the ability to afford expensive tools that will give your business the highest chance of succeeding on the Internet, while preserving your working capital. Rather than going into debt, or spending a large sum of money on a website, Website Pill allows you to save that money to spend on growing your business and requires only a monthly fee that is a fraction of the cost.
    2. Another benefit is freedom. If you pay for a website outright, you may get a good product, but you lose some of your freedom for change in the future. For example, if you decided you want to start selling products on your website and you need an e-commerce page, you have to spend more money to change and add to your site. Many times, after purchasing a website, the designer and developer move on to their next project and it is difficult for them to make changes, meaning that the process of making changes is long and expensive for consumers. In a constantly changing digital world, website leasing allows you the freedom to change and grow your website as your business grows.
    3. You also have the freedom to decide what you want to do when the lease expires. You can decide to continue leasing, to buy the site outright, or to walk away completely, no strings attached. So if you hate the site, no biggie! You can walk away at the end of the lease without incurring debt.
  3. What happens at the end of the lease?
    1. At the end of the lease, clients have the option of buying the website outright, continuing month-to-month payments or walking away completely.
  4. Why not just create a blog on a free site, such as Blogger, WordPress or Tumblr?
    1. There is nothing wrong with free blogging platforms, however, there is a big difference between creating a free blog and investing in a website. Appearance is everything. People will judge you and your business based on the appearance of your website. Both visually and functionally, there is a big difference between free platforms and a personalized website, and your customers will be able to tell the difference. You might save a few bucks by using a free website platform, but in the long run you have the potential to lose money by limiting your virtual reach.
  5. I’ve noticed that some websites look different on phones and tablets. Why is this and what is the benefit?
    1. You probably talking about responsive design. Responsive design is a website design that adjusts based on the size of the viewing screen. There are a few benefits of this. Besides looking nice, responsive design allows the viewer the best viewing experience for whatever device they are on. Designs that look amazing on a large monitor may not look as powerful on a small smartphone screen. Responsive design adjusts to best fit the device. This means that images and text will load faster, and that navigation will be easier. Rather than trying to zoom in on your smart phone to find links or navigation bars in a nonresponsive design, responsive design loads a phone version of the site for mobile users that is designed specifically for a smaller viewing area. At Website Pill, responsive design is just one of the many features we offer. Ask us about it to find out more!