The website I am creating for the Nottinghamshire County Council Occupational Therapy campaign is currently in progress, being developed in Wix to have a professional looking website that doesn’t take a long time to make, due to the deadline being in three weeks. I have looked at several pricing plans for domains that could be potentially used for the council, the Wix domain plan may not be the cheapest, but there are a lot of advantages to buying their packages.
eHost has a monthly plan of £2.75, which has several advantages such as a free domain name, free email address, free marketing tools and 1000s of templates which is also 50% off at the moment, with the original price being £5.50 per month.
Website builder is another plan that doesn’t have many advantages, and is more expensive compared to eHost. The most popular plan is the Premium one that comes at £7.19 per month. You get a free domain, free hosting, free ad credits and mobile sites but you can get more advantages if you get the eCommerce plan that costs £14.39 per month.
Sitey has very similar advantages to Website Builder with their most popular package which is £9.59 per month, £2.40 more a month than Website Builder. The Commerce plan comes at £15.58 a month which has an added extra of a free email, priority support and takes payments which could be at great advantage for the council for selling their occupational therapy products online.
Wix however has the best pricing plan, for small businesses the best package is eCommerce which is £5.05 per month, but may not be the best plan for the Nottinghamshire County Council as it is a large company and they want to expand their target audience over time, to West Midlands also. So if I was to create a domain for the Occupational Therapy website, I would pitch the VIP plan which is ‘everything and more’, coming in at £15.57 per month, which I’m sure the council could afford as there is no budget set. The advantages that come along with this package is unlimited bandwidth, 20GB storage, free domain and many more.
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