The cost to build a website

You budget will determine the cost. However, there are ways to make a budget stretch. And, often the features you might think you want you don't need.

There are so many factors determining the cost of a Website. The main ones are:

  • Budget
  • Features
  • Timeline
  • Training
  • Use of photos
  • Number of main pages
  • How much content is already available
  • Writing of content
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media tie-in

People want me to quote the cost of a site but are often unwilling to say what their budget is. Simply stated, if your budget is $1000-$1500, I could give you a simple but nice looking site with some training how to keep it updated.

Most of the work of a site is the set up. This means you could have twice the size site but not twice the cost.

Some features that can add to the cost of a site are:

  • Photo gallery with lots of categories
  • Image work (color correction, etc.)
  • Additional illustration or graphics needs
  • E-commerce
  • A new or redone logo
  • Slide shows
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Help with content writing
  • Robust Search Engine Optimization
  • Posts to go to several Social Media platforms
  • Many sections in the site

When people are able to tell me what their budget is, I can then tell them what they can get for it. If money is a factor to get everything you want at first, we figure out what can be left out of the project initially and what can be added later when more funds are available.

It is important to write down everything you want your site to include when setting the project up to possibly add later.

For more info on costs, read:
What you should know before calling a Web developer
How much does website hosting cost?

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  • Website Design & Redesign
  • 1 Website, 1 Database, All Devices
  • Content Management Systems
  • Custom Design for Artists
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Mobile & Responsive Design
  • Project Management
  • Digital Photography & Hi-Def Video
  • Internet/Traditional Marketing
  • Web & Graphic Redesign
  • Web Design & Development
  • E-commerce Solutions
  • Copywriting, Editing & Logos
  • Social Media & Marketing
  • Web Training & Maintenance
  • eBooks, Publishing & Cover Design