With over 93% of people accessing the internet, it is extremely important to own a digital presence for your business. but the first question that comes to mind when thinking about creating a website for your business is, How much would it cost?
In our opinion, designing a website for your business should not be inspired by the money that you spend on it, but by the value and success of your business. The cost of the website mainly depends on the design and complex functionalities of the website.
So, if you decide to create a website by using one of the templates from the default themes, then the cost of your website may range from $1,000-$5,000. On the contrary, if you decide to hire an expert web developer to create a customized website for your business, then the price might surge up to $50,000. However, we do not recommend that you spend such a large amount on building a website for your business.
It is possible to own a successful website for your business by spending much less than the presented value. But it is significant to remember that the quality and success of your website mainly depend on the experience of the web designer that you choose to create it.
SO HOW DO WE CALCULATE THE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT COST?
Well, there are several online tools that will provide you with an estimate for your website. Additionally, you can consult an expert who will help you calculate the cost of your website, based on the functionalities and customization that you would like to add to it. Even if you consult an expert, there still are several factors that affect the cost of a website. Some of these factors that add up to the cost of your website, and an estimated range for those factors have been presented below:
WEBSITE FEATURE/FUNCTIONALITY PRICE RANGE
Domain Name $1 – $12
SSL Certification $0 – $1,500
Web Hosting $100 – $10,000
Default/Customised Theme $2,000 – $15,000
Web Design $3,000 – $30,000
Interactive Multimedia $300 – $10,000
Content Management System (CMS), such as WordPress $2,200 – $25,000
Database Integration $2,000 – $25,000
These costs do not include the price that you will be paying to the experts for creating your business website.
COSTS FOR THE WEBSITE BUILDERS
You can even create the website yourself, by choosing from one of the default Website Builders. However, if you do not wish to do all the work, you can always get assistance from qualified professionals, like us. The costs of a website created through the website builder and the professionals are mentioned below:
CATEGORY PRICE RANGE
Website Builder $0 – $300
Freelancer/Individual Website Developer $500 – $5,000
Web Design Company $2,000 – $100,000
The cost of a website doesn’t just end after it is created, but there are several other costs associated with its deployment and success, such as maintenance costs, marketing costs, etc. You can choose to spend as much as you want on your website. However, we recommend that you always choose someone to create a website that caters to your business needs and goals, rather than worrying so much about the costs associated with it.