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

As you can see, Budget is listed first. Companies want a quote often without knowing what they need.

You need to have a clear idea of what you feel you can pay. A website can be done in phases if budget is a concern — do some work now and add on later.

First, call me so we can discuss your project. I can give you a cost range for what you think you need after a short conversation.

If you tell me what your budget is, I can also tell you what I can give for it and suggest different ways to approach your needs to give you the best deal for your buck.

Most customized websites done by professionals will start at $1000. If that is beyond your budget, you can try do-it-yourself platforms (like WordPress or SquareSpace). You can also try college students looking for examples for their portfolios.

Be advised, non professionals are often doing certain tasks for the first time. If you go this route, be open to rebuilding your site in a year or so. But, this is a good way to get an inexpensive site when you have a new business and just need a presence on the Internet.

To read more, see the blog post: The cost to build a website