How much should you pay for a website?
$10, $100, $1000, $10,000??
If you’ve tried to find an answer to this question and have found your-self confused by the wide variety of price points. You are not alone. So how do you muddle through the noise? Unfortunately there is no short answer to this, however we can provide some basic guidelines to help you navigate through the Internet of answers.
1. As a client, understand there is no such thing as a free website. Domain names, web hosting, templates, programming, general labor, time (on both sides) are some of the services and components needed to deploy a website, none of which are free. However this does not necessarily mean you have to pay X amount of dollars, there are many scenarios where paying $250 per year is a very viable solution. however there are other scenarios where paying $1250 or $12,500, even $25,000 are all very well justified. Much like a building a house, costs will vary depending on the scope of your project.
2. Avoid asking your tech savvy friend, colleague, family member or anyone else who builds websites on their spare time for pricing information. They are either going to give you a low-ball offer or grossly over-charge, because although they might be experienced enough to put together a few websites, they likely do not build enough websites to understand the market, or the scope of your project.
3. Talk to companies (at least 3) that specialize in building and deploying websites and ask for quotes. Once you get your quotes ask questions so you fully understand the basis behind the price you have been given. Don’t just settle for a price, make sure you get a thorough explanation on the costs and time frames associated with the build and maintenance of your website.
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