How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost?

If you're like me, you want to know costs for my business needs. I want to know so I can plan and make decisions that will improve sales and help build efficiencies that allow us to better serve our clients. I never mind paying if I'm getting something valuable.

When it comes to estimating cost for a website, there are variations that dictate that cost. One size does not fit all. There are some considerations needed to defined first. What is the purpose of the site? Online sales by e-commerce? What are you selling? Is the site only to raise awareness? Will you collect data from visitors to develop sales leads? Are you offering a service and showcasing examples? Do you want aggressive search engine optimization (SEO)? What is your targeted audience and where are they? What functions will be included? 

We have to answer some of those questions to offer an accurate estimate so you know exactly what you'll be getting and how much it costs. Some sites are small and have one purpose; those will cost less that a site with mutliple functions and a broad audience. A website for a university will most likely cost far more than a local business. Content plays a part—do you have photography? Do you desire help with writing? Do you want to create, edit and manage your content and require a content management system (CMS)?

Every site we design and build is unique. We customize all of it and tailor it to your individual needs. We are experts and cover all aspects while realizing you may not understand how it works or confused by some of the terminology; you may have researched online and you're now overwhelmed by the incredible amount of information out there. 

Are you getting what you paid for?

So there is no easy answer but we know by our own research that this is probably your number one concern when considering purchasing a website or a website re-design. The range is vast but the old saying, "you get what you pay for" is true in this case. Just about anyone can put a site online but there are some fundamental aspects of User Interface (UI) design, User Experience (UX) expertise, and professional graphic design that must be done well for your site to be a success.

There are plenty of web designers out there ready to take your money and put a site online. Be sure they have a portfolio and a track record of satisfied clients. In fact, we encourage people to call any of the clients in our portfolio and ask about not just the site, but the entire experience of working with us. GO2 Media Design is successful due to our client relationships and value each one. Not all site we've designed are still onlne. Some of them were for specific periods or events, and yes, some of thsoe clients changed their business or didn't make it for a variety of reasons. In fact, our experience has led us to reject some projects if we feel they are not well planned or don't have the necessary support in place to sustain them. 

We see your website as an investment in your business and know first hand how valuable it can be when the return on your investment is regular new business. We're happiest when you succeed and we've played a role in that success. Call us or contact us online for help determining cost for your website. In fact, if you're convinced by this article that we're right for you, please fill out this client worksheet to begin the process.

 

Our clients say...

"Thanks to you and the amazing job you have done for us, we are getting more inquiries for our event services each week than we received in the entire past year from our old site. Our new web site is not only beautiful, but easy for clients to see what we are about and easy for them to select the information they are looking for, then contact us directly."
—Elaine Margolies, Owner, Innkeeper