Good question! And one I hear a lot. How much does a website cost?
And as with many such questions, the answer is “It depends!”
Professionally built websites can start from around £500 for a very simple build but can easily head up towards £2000-£10,000+ for larger or more bespoke projects.
You need to consider what your website needs to be able to do in order to make it work well for your business.
Do you need a “shop window” that showcases your products or services and helps your clients to build confidence in your skills and quality?
Do you need a specific functionality such as a booking or payment platform?
How soon do you need your site to be ready?
Do you need support with setting up your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) or Analytics?
All of these factors will be taken into consideration when your web developer puts together a quote for you.
Best advice? Make sure you know what you want and communicate that clearly with your developer.
And if you’re not sure what you need yet, ask! If you can give your developer an overview of your business and what you want to achieve, they should be able to guide you on the kind of site that will best suit your needs.
It’s also a good idea to know how much you have to invest in the project – and let your developer know that too. It will help them to design a site that is within your budget and does what you need it to do. They’ll also be able to discuss options if you need a function on your site that isn’t within your budget.
If you’d like some advice about how much your website project should cost, I’m more than happy to have a chat.