How much does it cost to make a website?

The cost of creating a website depends on many factors, and in fact the answer to the question about the cost of a website requires specific guidelines. The basic version costs relatively little, but when you start adding more options, it may turn out that the value of your website will increase several times.

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1. Defining the purpose of the website

First check what you really care about. The first step to create an attractive, functional and personalized page is to precisely determine which page you need:

  • is it just a business card containing basic data about the company, its services and products?
  • maybe you need really big impressive website with videos and illustrations?
  • or you want to have e-commerce shop module with products and delivery?
  • Business website: 500-1500$

    Transparent, user-friendly, large or small page containing information, images, widgets and other additions.

    Business website with cms: 1000-2000$

    Website including previous features but with an add-on in the form of a cms system - this very convenient add-on offers modification of the page without the need for coding. This allows the normal user to make changes and saves money.

    E-commerce store: 1500$<

    Online store with any module in any operating system, e.g. dropshipping. Smaller or larger, containing everything the client needs.

    Custom software project: 3000$<

    Dedicated software product for smaller or larger people with more financial resources.

    Pricing is actually a pretty simple and straight forward thing.
    Customers will not pay literally a penny more than the true value of the product.

    Ron Johnson

    2. The choice of contractor matters

    This stage is extremely important because you can find unreliable performers on the Internet. Remember a website that is made quickly, cheaply and "professionally" simply does not exist and will probably generate additional costs in the future.

    By comparing the offers you will learn that the costs of creating a website can fluctuate significantly for an equally promising product. Price differences can be large, because using the services of some companies or a freelancer you will pay only for the final product, i.e. the website itself, which can often differ greatly from the vision of your website.

    With agency the cost of creating a website will obviously be higher. Mainly because in the price you will probably get something more than just the website itself:
    • individual graphic design of the website
    • guarantee of proper functioning of the website
    • timely website completion
    • search engine optimization
    • website user manual and support
    • a guarantee of cooperation in the next stages of website development

    Remember our tips, and use common sense when making your final decision.

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    3. Website completion time

    It is best if you compare at least a few offers and choose the one that will inspire your greatest trust, and the cost of making the page will be reasonable to you. Also remember that price usually goes hand in hand with quality. The exact determination of the time needed to make a website depends of course on the level of complexity, graphic design and functionality:

  • business website: 1-2 weeks
  • business website with cms: 3-4 weeks
  • e-commerce shop: 5-6 weeks
  • custom software project: 6 weeks<

  • Knowing the purpose of the website and the time of implementation, we can determine the costs of its implementation. Each interactive agency has a rigid price list depending on the so-called packages or man-hour rate.

    4. After creating the website

    Creating a website is a continuous process. After its creation, you will have to run your website and administer it. Your task will not only be to keep it at the same level as at the start, but above all to add new content and expand functionality. Running a website is not a difficult task, although it will require learning some technical aspects.

    Website administration

    Activities related to website administration require regularity. Of course, you can outsource complicated technical work related to website maintenance, ongoing service and troubleshooting. The website administration service includes technical works related to security, updates, backups, changes related to the development of pages or the introduction of new content, adding entries.

    SEO optimization and positioning

    The website design offer is complemented with SEO optimization and positioning. Thanks to these additional activities, the website is easier to position and is more frequently visited by potential customers. When designing the website or shortly after its implementation, it is worth supplementing the website with a number of solutions that facilitate positioning and optimize the speed of loading the page.

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    5. Summary

    As you can see, there is no definitive answer to the question how much a website costs. However, if you have specific requirements for your website, this article has helped a little to price your website or you know what to look for when evaluating a website.

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