The Cost of Website Design and Why It Varies

For any company, small or large, a website is necessary to conduct business. It is a way for customers to learn more about your company without having to visit your actual storefront. Creating a website is no easy task, however, and the cost of a website design varies from one designer to another. Charges can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars.

If you are trying to budget for your website project, then you should consider a minimum of $2,000 for design and development. Then factor in an additional $10 a year for a domain name and $10 to $100 for hosting service. Marketing fees, including content creation, pay-per-click advertising, and affiliate marketing for your new site can cost up to $750 a month, and site maintenance can run $500 or more per year. Hourly rates make up the biggest difference between service costs. About 25 percent of the overall cost of the website design will be for time allowance.

If you want a designer to create a site that you can access and edit without his or her help, this can be done. Having a fully integrated, custom content management service can make it much easier for you to update your website in a moment’s notice without prior knowledge of HTML. However, the creation of this platform is much more time-consuming and costly. While you’ll be able to make basic changes to your site, you may still need a professional designer to make dramatic overhauls to the site as updates are needed.
At BCI Media Services, our website development team can design the perfect website for your company. Contact us today to see how we can help you!