frequently asked questions

How much does a website cost?

The investment cost of your website depends on your unique requirements and goals. It's different for everyone. 

Please understand a website is an investment. In today's world, not having a website or a poorly designed website puts you immediately behind your competition.  An effective website not only pays for itself, it can return dividends.

That said, we offer several packages. Inclusions and pricing of the packages can be found here

What form of payments do you accept?

We accept Mastercard, VISA, PayPal and check.

What about domain names and website hosting?

We can help you secure and renew your domain name as well as setup your website hosting. However, fees for domain name management and hosting are separate from Making Waves Web Design and paid directly to the hosting provider. 

We highly recommend SiteGround for hosting. We use SiteGround for our own website and recommend it to all our clients because the cost is fair, the uptime is phenomenal and an SSL is included at no additional cost. 

Estimated costs:

  • Domain name registration: $15/year
  • WordPress Website Hosting: $150-300/year (includes SSL)

Do I have to switch hosting companies?

No. If you already have a website and are happy with your website hosting provider, you do not have to switch companies.

how long will it take to build my website?

Generally it takes 8-12 weeks from start date. This assumes  you are providing the information we request of you (content, current hosting and account information) in a timely manner.

Do you offer a warranty?

We offer a 30 day support period after you go live. During this time we monitor your website performance and make changes/tweaks that were missed during the testing you performed before going live.

website care plans

can i really cancel at any time?

Yes. We would hate to see you go but understand hard decisions need to be made sometimes. 

Request a cancellation via email to, and we will immediately stop the next payment.

can i still be on a care plan if making waves web design did not build my site?

At this time we are only offering care plans for websites that we built.

what tasks are included in "unlimited support"?

Content update requests and small design improvements are the most common requests, however any change that can be made within a 30 minute window is free game.

We just ask you to be aware that requests for new features will likely result in a formal quote as those commonly go over the 30 minute threshold.