This is a tough question for a website designer and it's always helpful for us to have a budget in mind, so we can allocate our time between design and internet marketing to get you the best return on your investment. However, giving you some insight into our thought processes when we quote for a website may be of help.
First of all, the easy stuff: you will need a domain name which will typically cost around $30 annually for a .com.au, (less for a .com), and you will need web hosting which usually comes in at around $20 to $30 monthly for a secure and reliable service. Find out why you should host with us >>
How much does the actual website cost? Well, that's the tricky bit, rather like “How much does a house cost?” or “How much will my next car cost?”
In our case, we give you the choice of a few packages we think represent great value for simple but professional websites, from $850. If your business needs remain constant, these packages may meet your requirements for years to come. For those who are upgrading to a more unique design or for those who have greater ambitions for their website, we offer a bespoke design service from around $2,000.
To give you a fixed quote we gather as much information about your needs as possible, and then work out a costing based on the hours we're going to spend to complete your website. Some of the work, for example organising the content and copywriting, you may choose to undertake yourself.
A typical range for the cost of a bespoke website can be worked out by breaking down the quote into its component parts:
|Project management||$200 to $800|
|Storyboarding and organisation of content||$100 to $600|
|Graphic design||$800 to $2,500|
|Website Coding||$800 to $2,000|
|Advanced search engine optimisation (SEO))
( A standard level of SEO is included when we code all websites)
|$100 to $1,000|
|Web Copywriting||$0 to $2,000|
|Additional programming, eg for e-commerce websites||$0 to $2,000|
So that gives a fairly wide range of $2,000- $10,900, but it should give you some idea of what 's involved in the process of building a website and thus what yours is likely to cost!