When people contact me for help with their web project, be it a brand new site or a redesign of an existing website they all have one main question.
How much is this going to cost?
It’s a perfectly simple question and one I ask many other trades quite a lot.
I think people find it hard to justify the price of something intangible like a website. To create a good website takes research, planning, designing, development and testing all of which takes time.
You could ask for quotes from 10 different designers and receive 10 completely different prices, ranging from a few hundred pounds to several thousand.
A few things to keep in mind are:
Don’t assume that what you need is simple and should be cheap. Even if you website only consists of a single page doesn’t mean that it 5x times cheaper that a website that has 5 or 6 pages.
A website is a strong and very smart investment. This is the era of the internet, a website may cost more than several adverts in a local paper buts it demographic is global.
In truth the cost is not the most important factor of a website, it’s the value of a website that really matters. Its value is exponentially greater than its price tag.
When thinking about getting a website built, be sure to ask yourself the following questions:
- - Is this a brand new site or our you wanting to redesign your existing site?
- - Do you need a blog or a content management system (CMS)?
- - Do you Have graphics/ photos for the site?
- - How much content do you currently have and how much will need to be created?
- - Do you need other special features such as social media channels, SEO (search engine optimization) or ecommerce?
- - Who is going to maintain the site after it has been launched?
If your website will be a significant part of your business don't skimp on the research,design and development of your website. Set your budget based on the strategic needs of your business.
Unfortunately just like most other trades prices are all dependent on the specification / size / time commitment of the job. The quickest and easiest way to get a quotation is to fill out my "start a project" form detailing as much as you can along the way.