How much do I need to budget for my website?
This is always a tough question for a website designer and it’s always helpful for us to have a budget in mind so that we can allocate it correctly 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.
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 which we think represent great value for simple but professional websites from $800. If your business needs remain constant, these options will 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.
To give you a fixed quote we would need to gather as much information about your needs as possible, and then work out a cost based on the hours we would 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 small business website can be worked out by breaking down the quote into its component parts: