What is Cost of a Good WordPress Website?
How Much Should a Web Site Cost?
As a WordPress website designer, this is often the first question that I am asked by a new client. The simple answer is that it costs whatever you are willing to spend; anywhere from $1000 to millions of dollars. A more productive process to address the issue of cost is to answer a series of questions.
- What are your needs, goals and expectations?
- What are the needs and expectations of your site visitors, customers and clients?
- Is your business already established with its unique brand/identity?
- What is required in terms of the skills, experience and level of design?
- Do you want to hire a high profile design house, a medium sized design studio, a small company or a student? What can you afford to budget for your project?
The rate of web designs vary a lot, based on the requisites of the website, the client or the business. Thus it is imperative that before you settle down on a Toronto website design company that charges thousands of dollars, you ought to consider the kind of web designs you will be provided for your website.
Certain services of website designs are more expensive when compared to others because these are the kind of services which require extensive development and organisation from the designer’s side. Some specific website designs demand additional planning and effort, and subsequently additional time. Hence do not shy away from asking questions when your website designer quotes a high figure for website designs. Also verify properly. There may be times when some aspects of the design will prove to be redundant and necessary. You can remove these aspects and save some of your money.
A good website design will not just include the “look” of the Website, but will impact all aspects of how your users find and interact with your business.
To launch and maintain a successful website, you will need:
- One or more domain names
- A host to allocate server space
- Keyword rich content
- Website design
- Search Engine Optimization
- Website maintenance
- Shopping cart
Since a good Web design package will include the above components, expect to pay more for premium search engine optimization placement—but know that you will receive a solid return on your investment that will drive customers in your niche market towards doing business with you!
In conclusion, the cost of a web site can vary greatly depending upon the site’s features. While the cost of a basic web site has dropped, the need for more interactivity has helped hold steady the price of a high-end, competitive Web design.