How much does a website cost?
As with anything, website cost can differ from one to the next. An all singing, all dancing website with custom functionality is obviously going to cost more than a smaller, simple site. It is important that anyone thinking of having a website built has thought about the following points.
Why do you want a new site building?
Have a clear idea of why you need a new site and what you want it to achieve. Do you want just an elegant landing page to act as a brochure to point towards your customers? Does the site need to generate revenue and sales?
Features and functionality
It is very important to have an idea of what functionality the site needs. Does your site need integrating with other web applications, or act as an eCommerce site? What do you want your visitors to do on your site? It will be more cost effective if you know this from the outset, as it is quicker and easier to integrate them into a build than once the site is already completed.
Have a look around the internet for other sites that you like the look of, enjoy the user experience and functionality etc. It may also be a good idea to make a note of any sites that you didn’t like. This just gives a better understanding of your requirements.
No matter which agency you choose to complete your build, have a rough idea of the industry charges. Ask to see a breakdown of the costs, so you know how long each stage of the build will take and how much it will cost. The cost of any additional extras and functionality should also be clearly stated.
There will be options for ongoing support and hosting with most agencies. As a rough estimate between 10-20% of your project costing should cover the ongoing costs of support and maintenance.