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Welcome to The Sandbox!

Is your current business website severely outdated? 

Do you not have a business website at all and don't know how to go about getting one?


Running a company is a lot of work! You're already the owner... but you're also called upon to head up sales, support, human resources, accounting, inventory, logistics, and even computer issues. Do you really have time to squeeze in design & marketing? 


Do you have the time to:


  • Develop an effective branding and identity strategy?
  • Build a beautiful, mobile-friendly & responsive website?
  • Drives online sales / leads via your website?
  • Choose the proper server to host your website?
  • Optimize your website and images and index properly for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
  • Update your website's content, plugins, and apply security patches?
  • Backup and restore your website in case of an attack or catastrophic failure?
  • Automate your repetitive tasks using SaaS (Software as a Solution) so you can focus your attention where it's needed most?


We've successfully helped hundreds of businesses since 1995...

... and we can help you too!

The Sandbox is the Smart Choice!

We offer fully-managed web design, graphic design, and marketing solutions to Small to Medium Businesses (SMB's) so you can focus your expertise and time on running your business. Due to the growing popularity of DIY websites allowing the "Average Joe" to build a website on their own for free, we decided to offer the same type of system. The difference is that we will do it for you and for only $349. 


Think about what your time is worth in dollars...


We wondered why the the "Average Joe" with zero web design or development experience would want to fumble around a platform they had never seen before, only to produce sub-par results (if they didn't abandon the project first). With The Sandbox, your new business website will be built by professional designers with decades of design experience.


Not all is lost... come and play in The Sandbox!


We are all about getting your business website from idea to live as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality, effectiveness, or online identity. Over the years. we have designed a bank of extremely successful business website templates. This saves dozens of man hours per project, which translates into HUGE SAVINGS that can be passed along to you!!! The result is a beautiful, professionally designed website for only a small up-front investment and barely noticeable monthly payments. 


We can have your new business website up and running in a matter of days!

What's Does Fully-Managed Mean?

A fully-managed solution means that we handle all of the geeky stuff related to your website so you can focus your energy on running your business. For example:


If you need to add some fresh content to your website...

WE WILL HANDLE IT!


If your location has moved and you need to update your business information...

WE GOT THIS!


If you're ready to swap out old gallery photos for fresh ones...

WE ARE ON TOP OF IT!


If you need help with anything regarding your website...

WE ARE THE SMART CHOICE!

What's Included?

For a small initial investment of only $349, you will receive a brand new business website that is beautifully and professionally designed. Your new business website will be mobile-friendly and responsive on any device it's viewed on. Then, just choose a monthly Hosting & Maintenance plan that suits your business and budget. All websites are hosted on our lightning-fast, business-class servers.


On a side note, to compliment your new website, we also offer multiple graphic design and marketing services for a truly, all-in-one solution to help your business flourish. If you're interested in graphic design or marketing services, please check out our main business website, Erik Allen Design & Marketing.

Mobile-Friendly


Your website will be built to be responsive  and look great on all devices.

Site Structure


Your website will be easily navigated by customers for a positive user experience.

Basic SEO


Your website is built with Search Engine Optimization in mind right from the start.

Color Scheme Setup


We can use your color scheme or come up with one that represents your brand well.

Custom E-Mail Addresses


Get pro business emails @yourbiz.com and check them from anywhere. 

System Updates


Regular updates to website core files, plugins, themes, and any custom code. 

Free SSL (secure site)


Your customers will feel safe browsing your website with SSL.

Speed Optimization


Your website will load fast, which makes visitors and search engines happy. 

Enhanced Security


Your site is monitoring for unusual activity and protected from hacking attempts.

24/7 Site Monitoring


If we get an alert that your site is down, we spring into action to fix it ASAP.

Site Backups


Bad things happen to good websites. If anything does, we can fix it quickly.

Technical Support


Something not working right on your site? Let us know and we'll fix it.

Happy Clients

David McNaught, Owner of 4 Paws and 2 Feet
"After almost a year of enduring non-stop excuses, unfulfilled promises and an unworkable website from a large media company, I finally pulled the plug. Fortunately, I discovered Erik Allen Design and Marketing. We met and went over what I was looking for in a website. What a difference! Erik had a great website up and working in no time at all and at a very favorable price. Erik is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I am very happy with the results and would definitely recommend Erik to any small or medium business who wants a better presence on the web."
Joe & Shannon Harris, Owners of JH3 Company

"We have worked with Erik for the past 10 years. He has designed everything for our businesses including logos, brochures, folders, envelopes, and websites. He is extremely thorough and he meets every deadline every time. He will guide you through the design process from start to finish. We can always count on him to get the job done. Erik has a lot of experience and it shows in his work. We are always extremely pleased with the finished product and we recommend him for all your design needs! Thank you, Erik, for all you’ve done for our company!"

Dr. Linda Humphreys, Owner of Inside Out Transformation

Woohoo! As good as it gets!


In the past, doing anything website related has been challenging for me. When asked what I wanted within my website, I knew some basic things that I wanted to include, but not being tech savvy or well versed in current offerings, I was not sure of the options available—and what would be a good match for me and my business. 


Erik has been such a breeze to work with. He provided me with menu-like options, provided detailed descriptions, and made suggestions that are going to save me a lot of money in the long run. I have found Erik to be honest regarding what to start with now (and what to grow into at a later date), knowledgeable about new programs and plug-ins, a talented graphic designer, and someone who provides rapid work turn-around.


I feel lucky to have found Erik.

Chuck Lear, Owner of Lear360
"Erik is extremely creative, knowledgeable and is genuinely interested in helping his clients as opposed to just sending you an invoice. He listens to what you have to say and offers up his best recommendations based on your requirements and situation, instead of trying to sell you into something that will not improve your business and make you more effective. A great person with strong work ethic and professional style. You will be happy working with Erik Allen Designs."

Frequently Asked Questions

Our websites are aimed at self-employed, small, and medium-sized companies that have a need for a professionally created website, but may not have the need (or budget) for one with advanced features. Over the years, we have expanded our website library to fit just about any business out there. We feel that quality work and great service don't necessarily have to be expensive.

Yes! 


We have been creating mobile-friendly websites for years, using responsive design. Thus, your website will deliver a perfect user experience on all screen sizes.

We have a fun little saying... "We work at the speed of client". 


So, the answer to this question kind of depends on you. If we have everything we need: content, text, images, graphics, etc... we can have your new website up and running in as little as 2-3 days. 

Unfortunately, no. We used to, but stopped about 5 years ago. We have found that it's actually cheaper to just scrap an old website altogether and start fresh. It's also a lot faster than digging through a site we are unfamiliar with that may end up taking days (and thousands of dollars) to fix.

We have been doing this a long time and over the years, we noticed that a website has a lifespan of about 20-24 months. So, we structured our pricing model so you can receive a website quickly for a small, upfront design investment and then we split the balance over a 24-month period to recuperate our "normal" investment in your website project. 

Think of a car dealership and how they both sell and lease cars. If you have the money, you may choose to just buy the car outright and walk away. We have this option available for our custom designed business websites, here.


However, for many people, a lease option is much more attractive. You get a brand new, shiny car with all of the bells and whistles for a fraction of the price. You can use it to their heart's content, but you don't technically "own" it. After your lease term is up, you would normally be offered to start a new lease on a new car and just continue to make manageable monthly payments. 


We have structured The Sandbox pricing much like leasing a new car. We find that businesses appreciate that they can have a brand new shiny website, with all of the current technology, for a small initial investment and manageable monthly payments over a 2-year period. You won't "own" your website, but you get to enjoy a new website for the lowest possible payment. And, upon renewal of another 2-year hosting agreement, we will redesign your website with a new look and current web technology for absolutely FREE! 


By the way. this is how DIY website companies like: Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace operate... except, once again, they expect you to build the website yourself.

First off, in almost 25 years, this has never happened. We strive for a 100% client satisfaction rating and if we ever fell short of your expectations, we would hope you would give us the opportunity to correct any problems before you decided to pack your bags and leave us.


However, sometimes things just happen and families do break-up. If you were ever so unhappy with our services that you wanted to leave, we would never make you stay in an unhappy relationship. We would figure out the outstanding balance on your website and if you settle the balance,  we would package your website up so you it can be transferred onto a host of your choice. Or, if you don't want to pay and would rather just walk away... that is an option also.


But let's not think about that because that makes us sad.

Compare Monthly Hosting, Support & Maintenance Plans

STANDARD FEATURES

Up to 7 pages / sections

Up to 3 custom email addresses

Up to 3 design revisions

Professionally Designed

Mobile-Friendly

Responsive on All Devices

Contact & Lead Generation Forms


TECHNICAL FEATURES

None


SEO FEATURES 

Submission to Google, Bing & Yahoo

Optimized HTML5 Website Structure

Website Speed Optimizations

XML Sitemap

Homepage: Titles, Links, Meta Optimizations


HOSTING FEATURES

Unlimited Bandwidth

Unlimited Storage

Daily Website Backups

Fully-Managed

Software Updates

Security Updates

SSL Security Certificate

Virus / Malware Protection


SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE FEATURES

Technical Support

Up to 30-minutes of website Content Updates

Updates within 5 business days


PREMIUM WEB FEATURES

None

STANDARD FEATURES

Up to 15 pages / sections

Up to 12 custom email addresses

Up to 6 design revisions

Professionally Designed

Mobile-Friendly

Responsive on All Devices

Contact & Lead Generation Forms


TECHNICAL FEATURES

Custom CSS Code

eCommerce Capabilities

Online Payment Gateway

Third-Party Software Integrations


SEO FEATURES 

Submission to Google, Bing & Yahoo

Optimized HTML5 Website Structure

Website Speed Optimizations

XML Sitemap

Homepage: Titles, Links, Meta Optimizations

Homepage: Content Optimizations

Core Pages: Titles, Links, Meta Optimizations


HOSTING FEATURES

Unlimited Bandwidth

Unlimited Storage

Daily Website Backups

Fully-Managed

Software Updates

Security Updates

SSL Security Certificate

Virus / Malware Protection


SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE FEATURES

Technical Support

Up to 2-hours of website Content Updates

Updates within 3 business days


PREMIUM WEB FEATURES

Half-Off of Rockstar Review Management Services

STANDARD FEATURES

Up to 15 pages / sections

Up to 12 custom email addresses

Up to 6 design revisions

Professionally Designed

Mobile-Friendly

Responsive on All Devices

Contact & Lead Generation Forms


TECHNICAL FEATURES

Custom CSS Code

eCommerce Capabilities

Online Payment Gateway

Third-Party Software Integrations


SEO FEATURES 

Submission to Google, Bing & Yahoo

Optimized HTML5 Website Structure

Website Speed Optimizations

XML Sitemap

Homepage: Titles, Links, Meta Optimizations

Homepage: Content Optimizations

Core Pages: Titles, Links, Meta Optimizations


HOSTING FEATURES

Unlimited Bandwidth

Unlimited Storage

Daily Website Backups

Fully-Managed

Software Updates

Security Updates

SSL Security Certificate

Virus / Malware Protection


SUPPORT & MAINTENANCE FEATURES

Technical Support

Up to 4-hours of website Content Updates

Updates within 1 business days


PREMIUM WEB FEATURES

Rockstar Review Management Services

Google Analytics Reporting

Let's Get Started!

As you know, it's becoming increasingly important to have a professional-looking website to represent your company. Most of your customers will view your company's website before ever setting foot in its physical location... and as you know, optics is everything! What will they see when they land on your current website?

We get that you may have question before you take the leap with us.
So, ask away so we start building something awesome together!