Ever wonder if you are spending too much or too little on your website? Help is right below.
Big Tom here rep-re-zent-in the powers that be from internet land and thinking about how to help small businesses understand website costs!
The super simple answer is between $500 – $5000 dollars. The majority of the price difference is going to lie within three main categories, which all depend on you:
- Order Placement Skills & Responsiveness
- Sensitivity to Color, Fonts and Fine Details or Flourish
- Must Have Functionality Well Understood
Order Placement & Responsiveness
To get a great website from any vendor, you need to be able to place your order so the vendor can take your order. Yes, order placement is a skillset of its own and yes, it affects cost a lot. To be better prepared, you have to know yourself.
Will you be super picky about colors and fonts? Do you have the bare minimum content written, proofed and ready to go? (I.e. welcome message, about page, services page and contact page?
Do you need to take photos? Do you have all the photos you need? Are you a “talker”?
Finally, are you willing to respond quickly to requests from the vendor or are you going to up the cost to them by dragging your feet because you are busy? Have you assigned someone to be responsible for answering if you get busy?
A good vendor will sniff out your overall skill and preparedness level quickly and price accordingly.
Sensitivity to Color, Fonts and Fine Details or Flourish
No brainer here. The pickier you are, the more the cost will climb.
Must Have Functionality Well Understood
Either you know the functionality you want like subscribe form, blog, gallery, scheduler and so on, or you want to be lead through the different options. Those that don’t research before hand will get a major bump in the cost.
Most businesses will be fine with a $1000 to $2000 website if they know how to place an order. Do you?