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The Worldwide Santa Claus Network offers what we call “Marketing Oriented Claus Portrayal Artist Websites”.

With each website “we start with the end result in mind.” What is ‘the end result’? Top rankings on Google and other search engines AND a good ‘conversion rate’, meaning a reasonable percentage of your qualified visitors submit an inquiry form or call you.

Our mission is to help potential customers find your website AND a reasonable percentage of our targeted website visitors inquire about booking you, or in the case of Virtual Visits, actually schedule the visit through your website.

MARKETING ORIENTED SANTA/MRS CLAUS WEBSITE

Here are a couple of examples of our basic marketing-oriented websites. https://www.southernsantacurt.com/ https://santaed.com/

Your website will look similar to this, except, of course, it will be entirely customized with your content, images, etc.

The number of pages varies, typically between 12 & 20 pages.

You will receive a ‘Content Development Guide’ that will help you develop personalized content for your website. This will make it much easier to create content for each page of your website.

We will also ask you to provide photos that we can add to the website.

COSTS

Website Development: $1,600 + 1 Year tech maintenance $95 ($1,000 to start & $695 upon completion)

Domain Name $12 – $20 annually (if you don’t already have one)

Hosting Approximately $11 or $12 a month purchased 1 year in advance = $120 / $131

  •  3 years hosting = $ 6/$7 a month = $215 / $252 for 3 years. Almost a whole year for free based on the one-year price.
  •  Plus, once the initial purchase has expired, renewals are high – $131 12 months prepay renews at $240
  •  We highly recommend purchasing 3 years in advance hosting package.

Google Analytics: FREE
WordPress Core & Plugin Updates: FREE for 1st Year


FURTHER DETAILS

Your website will be developed using WordPress. WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 42% of all websites on the Internet.

On top of that:

  • WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
  • WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
  • 500+ sites are built each day using WordPress, while only 60-80 per day are built on platforms like Shopify and Squarespace
  • The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins

OPTIONAL VIRTUAL VISITS SALES/SCHEDULING ADD-ONS

Many Claus Portrayal Artists are finding that providing virtual visits is a fun and easy way to be Santa or Mrs. Claus from home.

The Virtual Visits Sales/Scheduling feature will allow a customer to pay for and schedule their virtual visits, it will sync your visits with your Google Calendar, iCloud, Outlook Office 365, Outlook Exchange, and Outlook.com.

In addition, it will also automatically schedule your Zoom meeting, add it to your calendar and send the meeting information to the customer, along with email and/or text reminders.

Here is an example of our Marketing Oriented Santa websites with the additional “Virtual Visits Scheduler” added. https://santaed.com/live-video-chat-with-santa/


ADD-ONS

To add a “Personalized Video Messages” feature to your website means we will add a page to present the Personalized Video message product, an e-commerce page to facilitate the sale “Message Development Questionnaire” to gather the information to be referenced in the video. The cost is an additional $250. 

To add the “Virtual Visits Scheduler” to your website, you will have these features & costs:

The basic marketing-oriented website package  (as described above): $1,695
Virtual Visits Addon package: additional $1695
Total Development cost ($1695 + $775): $2470 (payable $1,500 to start & $970 upon completion)
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Scheduling Program:              $25/month or $276/year

Stripe (for credit card payments):     $2.9% of transaction plus $.30 per transaction

Zoom for online appointments:  $150/year

Domain name and hosting costs are listed above with the Basic site package.  

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE & UPDATES

For both the Basic website package and the enhanced site with Virtual Visits 

Tech maintenance( REQUIRED)               $95 per year (add to Dev Agreement)

*OPTIONAL UPDATES PACKAGES
6 Hours per year content updates*           $570 per year or $50 per month

12 Hours per year content updates*        $1,140 per year or $95 per month

FINE PRINT

NO GUARANTEE

We will strive to help you get top search rankings on your geographically refined search terms (key words) like “Santa Claus for hire {Your Home Town}” but because there are so many variables, and the search algorithms are constantly changing WE CANNOT & DO NOT guarantee top Google rankings on any of your search terms.

I hope this answers your questions.  If you have additional questions, please let me know.

You can reach me at santa@santaed.com or phone or text me at 424-343-9555.

Thanks,