Websites aren’t just for big companies. Since 72% of all online searches are related to local content, you should be 100% sure that your website will show up for those searches relevant to your business. If you don’t have a website yet, it’s time to create one. Don’t know how? I am here to help.
Allow me to explain all the details and prices involved in building a website so you’ll know what to expect.
While it is impossible to give you an exact price because building a website is a complex assignment, it’s possible to give a sense of the landscape by looking at it from enough different perspectives.
1. CREATING A BASIC WEBSITE:
• Development Tools/Templates: $100-$200
• Design, including page layouts and graphic design: $800-$2,000
• Development, including coding the markup and scripting: $900-$2,100
• Hosting (where your website lives): $40-$200/year
• Domain name registration: $15/year
• Maintenance (adding/deleting info to your site, making timely domain/hosting payments): $200-700.
Bottom Line: $1,850-$4,500 up front with $200-$700/year upkeep.
2. CREATING WEBSITE CONTENT:
Of course, you’ll need some photos and text and other media to share on your site. You may have everything you need already, or, you may choose to use my services to create it.
• Photography (interior/food): $400-1,400
• Text and stories (About Us page, general descriptions): $100-300 or DIY
• Logos and other supporting media: $100-300
Bottom Line: $600-2,000 or $0 if you have all the content already.
3. SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO):
After you website is up and running, you may consider paying for SEO services. This will ensure your website ranks high on Google searches relevant to your business.
• Ongoing Search Engine Optimization: $100-200/month (optional).
Examples of some websites I’ve recently created: