Cost of websites

How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost? We get asked this question many times per day, we would say prices vary depending on the quality of the website, and the overheads of the website design company you are talking to. Prices can vary from anything from £1000 for a basic 5-page website to £10000 if you are using a high-end agency.

Basically, a website will cost what you are willing to pay for it. If you just want a quick job, say around 5 pages. You could get a young website company to produce the site for around £1000. If you want to lose all of your money and your customers that is. Also bear in mind, if you use a web design company that only produce websites and don’t get involved with website marketing, which is called SEO. Your website will be pointless and a total waste of money. This is because your new cheap website will not show on the search engines. Well, it may show on page 10 of Google, but that is a waste of time.

A websites point is to give your company an internet presence if you don’t have that. Then what is the point in spending any money at all! We advise you not to get burnt by cheap and nasty websites, they will not give you a return on your investment.

So the question still remains, how much does a website cost?

Basically, a website costs, what you want to put into it. You should have a plan and do your research before buying a website. To many people make this mistake and then regret the decision later on. We have had many new businesses coming to us with websites that simply do not work.

Below we have listed what you need to budget for your website design project:

  • Search engine friendly website
  • User-friendly design
  • Content management system
  • Website marketing (SEO)
  • Secure and fast hosting

With every website, we include the above and more, a well-designed website does not have to cost the earth. You just need to be realistic with money, what you pay for is what you get. If you want quality and a return on your investment, it costs more in the short term. A website that is poorly designed and lacks any correct on-line marketing, will cost you money in the long run.

How much does a website cost summary

Please bear in mind when looking for a website designer, that your website is your on-line shop window. It is far too risky to go with the cheapest designer you can find. A poorly designed and marketed website will loose your money and customers.

For more information regarding your new web design project please contact us.