How much will your website cost?
Updated August 2017
The budget can be a touchy subject and clients often like to keep this to themselves for a long as possible for fear of being ripped-off. Unfortunately, this is counter productive as it gives a guideline to your developer of how much time can be spent on your project. Of course, the cost of your website will be determined by the amount of time the developer has to spend working with you and creating the site, plus the unavoidable costs of hosting and domain name registration. If your developer is reputable they should be able to provide you with a breakdown of how they think their time will be spent before work begins.
Here’s some guidance on budget
The below costs include a guide price of €15 for your first year’s domain name (web address) registration and €75 for hosting (location where your website is stored online). Keep in mind that it is always cheaper in the long-term to pay for multiple years when you first sign-up, but these guides give you a starting point.
€0, If you have no budget your only option is Facebook or other social media. I wouldn’t recommend “free” website builders as they will normally place their own ads on your site and provide you with a web address that is tacked onto their own, for example, www.freewebsites.com/yourwebsitename which doesn’t look very professional or help to build any trust with your visitors. You will also come across free website building software provided by hosting companies, this leaves a lot to be desired. Generally speaking, these website builders are very inflexible and unless you are a designer it can be hard to create a professional look.
€90 – €200, This is the budget DIY option. It could get you your web hosting and domain and if required a short consultation and guidance from us about how best fulfill your requirements. You would then need to setup WordPress, your domain name and hosting yourself. Of course, you can book more time with us if you need additional help.
€450 – 650, If you prefer, we can get the website up and running for you. This is a great option if you need and simple website, have no technical expertise and are daunted by the thought of doing it all yourself. Of course, the cost will vary depending on your exact requirements but you can use this figure as a rough estimate.
€800 – €1890, For this price you are starting to get into the realms of a simple online shop, help from your web developer with content, design and functionality. Depending on your requirements you may be able to have some custom features created for your site.
€2000 +, From here on the sky is the limit, you can expect a lot of time and assistance from your web developer. Budget permitting, you could have a custom WordPress theme and functionality to your specifications.
The above information is a guide and every project is different. It’s important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve, get a quote before work begins and agree on it in writing with your web developer. When you work with us we will provide you with an estimate up front which we can refine together, this will ensure you get exactly what you need at a price you are happy with.
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