Web Design Pricing - How much does a website cost?
People often ask: “how much does a website cost?”.
This is a complicated question with a complicated answer.
Good websites are not commodities. They don’t come pre-packaged at a given price. (bad websites sometimes do).
You really should have a very firm grasp on what your website should do for you and your business before you can get any comparable price estimates from different vendors.
If you haven’t already, get a copy of our free report: “Why Most Websites Don’t Sell”. This report outlines some very important considerations for the development of most sites.
We also have a Web Design Pricing Calculator / Estimator to give a general idea of how much you can expect to pay, depending on what it is you’re looking for.
At the end of the day, it really comes down to how much time it will take to build the site. A good basic brochure website can take 20+ hours of development. It requires specialized skills and specialized software.
If anyone offers you a custom website for $200, you should consider their math. Even if it’s only a hobby designer who has little overhead and marketing costs, they could live off $50 per hour. But this would only give them 4 hours to design and build your website. So either they will deliver an inferior product and cut corners, or there’s a catch which will surprise you down the road.
The old adage, “buyer beware” always holds true.
At Globi, we aspire to maximum transparency. We will give you all the details of what’s involved, and work with you to find a best-fit solution.
Our proposals outline all the deliverables, and give you an itemized breakdown of how we get to the final amount of hours and price. This will help you understand what all is involved, and also help you compare to other vendors when you are receiving competing quotes. Did they include what we did?