The most asked question we hear is “how much does a website cost?” The truth about web design costs is that it varies a lot depending on what you want. You should speak with us about your particular needs to get more accurate website design costs numbers but here is some information you can use to budget with. You need to be familiar with all the costs that go into running a website.
Website Design Costs
Website design is the one-time cost to build your website. Website design costs can start as low as $500 but the average 6-12 page site design usually runs $1200 to $2500. Big or complex sites can run more because they take more hours to develop. Some advanced features and premium plugins can also add cost.
Many other web design firms use pre-built website templates and then charge higher website design costs than we do. Those that charge less usually want you to sign a term agreement. We don’t use templates. Who wants the same website that other companies are using? Every website that we build is unique and tailored to our clients needs and preferences and you don’t have to sign a term agreement.
For a more precise website design costs estimate, WizardsWebs Design can provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote based on your specific project requirements. We do all development ourselves and don’t outsource anything to labor overseas. The person you speak with is the person doing your project and we know our business.
Other Web Design Costs
- Domain Name – You have to pay to register your domain name on an annual basis. The cost is $20 per year, depending on how many years you buy. If you have a domain name already we will need administrative access to the DNS record. If you don’t have one yet it is much easier if you let us register it for you. You will be registered as the owner. Yes, you can purchase domain names for less but there is always a catch.
- Hosting – You have to rent the business web server your website will reside on. WizardsWebs only designs for clients we host. Our business class hosting service includes a cpanel with email, FTP accounts and SQL database required for WordPress. For sites utilizing 1 GB disk space or less, hosting is only $15 month. Hosting is invoiced quarterly, in advance. Yes, you can find business hosting for less. However, we prepay most of the plugin and theme license costs and include them in our hosting. If the client purchased these licenses it would typically cost them a lot more per month.
- Website Maintenance – WordPress sites need a lot of attention to maintain. Plugins and themes have to be updated several times a week. Security has to be monitored and updated. Blog articles need to be posted. Projects need to be added. You are also going to need changes made now and then for new products, sales, holiday hours, and the list goes on. We offer discounted maintenance plans or you can just pay for developer hours you use. Maintenance is invoiced quarterly, in advance.
- Search Engine Optimization – This work is optional and invoiced separately. As part of SEO, your website is optimized for speed. Images are compressed and caching enabled. WizardsWebs has search engine tools that help with keyword research. We can prepare an SEO plan and quote that fits with your needs and requirements. Be aware that preferred search engine ranking takes time and requires ongoing effort to sustain.
In addition to competitive rates for web design and hosting, we offer discounted rates for ongoing website support.
Most important, your new responsive design website will be unique, reflecting your quality business and display properly across all devices.
Search Engine Optimization
Of critical importance, new sites are designed to be compliant with Google Search guidelines and optimized for relevant search terms.
Social Media Integration
Furthermore we can integrate your website with all the popular social media.
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