How much does a website cost and why?
How much is it to get a new website?
This is a difficult question to answer as there are no fixed prices when it comes to creating a web presence for someone. It all depends on the requirements and what the business owner has in mind.
One aspect which leads to this decision of pricing is the time one needs to create, design and develop the website.
I usually make the price depending on 4 different factors:
- Development time
- Specific requirements
- Custom built integrations
Let’s have a look at those 4 points in a bit more detail. In order to fulfil all customer requirements, a web designer should have known about the set up of the environment, design, content creation, troubleshooting and maintenance of the site.
Not only must he have those qualities, but he also needs to deliver great customer support. I learned from experience that the better you treat the client the less likely are they to complain.
Part of the designer’s job is to avoid any issues that might occur in the future and choose the best approach for the client’s needs.
Now with this in mind, let’s have a look at the individual costs of creating a website.
We create the majority of our websites in WordPress as this is the most popular website builder for designers and developers. 33% of all developers and designers can’t be wrong and you can do almost anything with WordPress.
When it comes to designing the site we send out a questionnaire which goes into detail of all the requirements the client might have and what the expectations are.
In this questionnaire we define the needs for having a website:
- functions as a powerful marketing and communications tool
- attract new clients
- position itself as a thought leader in the industry
- provide credibility to potential joint venture partners
I recommend the development of a completely new website, built from the ground up, with a custom design to convey the value that the business/brand provides to its customers.
Additionally, the following behind the scenes features will be built into the website:
- regular pings to Google, Yahoo, and Bing
- Google analytics performance reporting
- high-speed page loading
- anti-spam features on contact forms
- video tutorials and a user manual for the content management system
Web hosting services are provided on a monthly or annual basis by our preferred hosting partner or you can choose your own provider.
Of course, you can always choose to work with a pre-made template, but wouldn’t you want something that is unique to you?
You might be surprised how many times I have seen small businesses with exactly the same template they got for free or for a very low price.
After considering the time to develop this custom made design for you we should need to consider if you provide the content or if the content is created by myself.
This is not only text but images, a logo, and photographs.
Successful websites are those websites that continue to attract the right type of visitors and lead them down a path towards becoming a customer. This requires consistent content publishing and monitoring of the website to make sure it is achieving its objectives.
Once the website has been launched we can assist you with your content strategy and make incremental improvements to the website to make sure that it continues to deliver a positive return on your investment.
After all these thoughts and decision-making process, I deliver a quote with additional add-ons.
Hope this helps to understand how much a website costs and how the price is calculated.
If you need more information, then please get in contact and we will send you the questionnaire and will give you a quote. We hope you enjoyed our blog post about how much does a website cost.
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