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The barrier to entry for a cutting-edge website is not as high as some people believe it to be. This blog post will cover the basics of website pricing and what you should expect to pay.

The cost of a new website can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors, such as the complexity of the design, functionality, size of the website (total number of pages), and the level of customization required. However, here are some general guidelines for what you can expect to pay for a new website: 

  1. Basic Website: $1,000 to $1,500
    A simple, basic website with a few pages and a standard design.

  2. Intermediate Website: $1,500 to $5,000
    A website with more pages, customized design, and additional features like contact forms, image galleries, and social media integration.

  3. E-Commerce Website: $5,000 to $10,000
    An e-commerce website with a custom design, shopping cart functionality, and payment processing.

  4. Large and Complex Website: $10,000+
    A large and complex website with advanced functionality like membership portals, custom applications, and database integration.

Hand Up WebDev specializes in the first three offerings, with a majority of our clients having intermediate websites, though we continue to build e-commerce websites, and basic websites for new companies.

What Exactly Am I Paying For?

Great question! Now that you have the general numbers, let’s breakdown what actually goes into those costs: According to Forbes, here are the expenses that go into developing a website:

  • Domain Name: $0 – $20 per year
  • Website Hosting: $30 – $500 per year

  • Theme or Template: $0 – $100 (one-time fee)

  • Professional Web Design – $100 – $5,000 (one-time fee)

  • SSL Certificate – $0 – $250 per year

Additional Costs to Consider:  

  • Add-Ons and Plugin: $5 – $100
    Whether you install a plugin for a sales campaigns, online booking software, or newsletter subscriptions, there can be additional costs associated with these.

  • Search Engine Optimization: $250 – $6,000 per month
    Websites don’t rank on SERPs (search engine results pages) by accident. You may need to hire a SEO specialist to help your website rank in SERPs.

  • Graphic Design/Photography: $250 – $1,000
    Unless you want to use all stock and royalty-free photos, you are going to need to hire a graphic designer for website graphics and/or a professional photographer for product photos and staff headshots.

  • Monthly Management Fee: $75 – $250
    Depending on the complexity of the website, how frequent there are changes in product and company information and content to upload, having someone managing your website can make your job a lot easier.
It is important to note that these costs can vary widely depending on the specifics of your project and the developer you choose to work with. It is always a good idea to get several quotes from different web developers before making a decision.

Hand Up WebDev guides their clients in the website building process from project infancy to realization. There is no project too small or big our team cannot do. 

The greatest advantage of hiring a website developer is that you are a hiring a professional who will run your website while you can run your business. We would never dare to try to do what you do. We take the burden off companies by developing and managing their websites so they can focus on what they do best.

Please contact our team to receive a free quote and complimentary consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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