If you landed on this page, chances are that you are either a business owner who needs to get a new website or a web design agency / freelancer trying to find out the average website cost to properly price your web design and (or) web development services.
While we try to get the most accurate pricing for different website types, please keep in mind that a web design industry is extremely competitive and there are different vendors out there whose prices vary tremendously based on experience, load of work and customer needs. We will, however, estimate website costs based on the amount of time (hours) needed to complete a specific project. So here we go‚ read on!
One of the most important aspects in choosing the right web design company or freelance web developer is to make sure that you compare apples with apples and not apples with oranges. What we mean here is that having a detailed job description of what you want and need is essential to get accurate quotations on your web design project for comparison purposes.
Oftentimes business owners while looking for a web designer post ads that look similar to, "I need a business website. Bespoke design. About 10 web pages. Please respond with a website cost." From a web designer perspective, this ad does not say much about the job scope, and while calculating the cost for this solicitation, the price may differ based on a number of factors such as:
- Will the new website need to be custom designed or based on an existing template?
- Will the website need a content management system (CMS) to allow the business owner to easily update the content of the site via the admin area?
- Will the website need a blog?
- Will there be some back-end functionality (e.g. user registration, search, feedback)?
- Will the website have an ecommerce component?
- Will the text copy need to be included in the price?
and many more other add-ons that influence the price.
That is why it is essential to make the decision on what type of website you need, and if you are not sure, ask a designer to list all optional components and pricing.
Oleksiy is the Founder of ArtDriver. He oftentimes takes the lead as the Agile Project Manager and SEO expert on selected projects, which allows him to be hands-on with the latest trends. In his spare time, Oleksiy enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.