Why have website design costs risen?
Like everything else, the cost of redesigning a website depends largely on supply and demand. When the Internet was relatively new, businesses didn’t understand the true value of a website and therefore weren’t willing to pay high prices.
Today, a website is one of the first things a business considers when planning its launch. In fact, many entrepreneurs narrow down the number of possible names for their business by relying on the look of their existing domain name and URL.
Web design for less than $1,000
For small or medium businesses with modest needs, a small website with one to five pages is sufficient. In addition to the main home page, the site can include an “About Us” page and a contact or location page. Prices for such a “brochure” website can drop to $250 or even $700, but should always remain under $1000.
This is an elegant price for an elegant but limited commercial website. This option is suitable for most companies whose main business is offline and who need a simple website that directs visitors in the right direction.
Online marketing is the key to success
It is not enough to create a website and hope that it will generate traffic. Like any other asset, the website owner needs to use marketing to attract potential business. Creative Digital Agency tells its clients that we can build the best website on the Internet, but if no one can find it online, who cares? That is our goal. Our goal is for our clients to be able to find it on the internet.
Content is an important marketing tool in the digital world. That’s why active marketers need a content management system (CMS). CMS tools, such as WordPress, are valuable marketing tools. Integrating a content management system into a website can add between $2,000 and $25,000 to the cost of developing a website.
How much should a web designer charge?
Independent web designers should charge an hourly rate based on cost of living and professional expenses. You should not charge what you would earn as an employee. Web design firms pay overhead expenses such as equipment, training and meetings, health insurance, utilities, software licenses, etc. However, most web design firms are not able to cover these costs. Self-employed web designers need to set a minimum hourly rate to cover all of these costs in order to maintain their business.
Anything less than the minimum hourly rate sets a bad precedent. Clients will expect that rate and you will be judged on that basis, which is even worse. You may have less work to do, but you will be paid well and have time to do your job well.