If you are starting out your business or have a website stuck in the dark ages, you might be wondering, ‘How much does a website cost these days?’
The straight answer is, it is all relative. Relative to what your business needs.
We understand that explanation isn’t at all very helpful right? So, let’s break down the elements to consider when looking to build a new website. This should help you to better understand how much your new website will cost and that it basically does everything you need.
Things to consider when determining the cost of a website
What type of business are you running?
A website is similar to your house. When starting out a new house build, you determine the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and extra additions you need to make your house a home. You research and style your home to suit your tastes. You get the function down pat, then add your own unique touches to make it your own. The same goes for your website.
Firstly consider – what do you need your website to do? Is it simply a source of information for clients to then contact you? Are you running an online store and need to have an inbuilt shop? Like the rooms in your home – how many pages does your website need? Do you need a simple five page website with all the facts? Or do you require a larger website with more pages to break down your offerings into manageable pieces?
The size and functionality of your site is where we begin. This is how we decide how to structure your site and the design, functionality and development time required.
Do you require eCommerce Capability
Are you running an online store and wish for payments to be taken on your secure website? If yes, you will be looking at the addition of eCommerce capability. This means creating an online shop, catalogue and product pages with the ability for customers to pay for products or services online. WooCommerce is our preferred WordPress eCommerce plug-in that makes this process nice and simple.
Do you require any additional functionality?
If your answer to this question was ‘huh?’ then don’t fear. This is where we help you decide whether the answer is yes or no. The beauty of our sites is that we include a set amount of functionality as standard. By this we mean we include, as part of your package price, the following functionality inclusions:
- Mobile optimisation – your site will be sorted for all devices, period
- Direct marketing integration – for programs such as Mailchimp/Hubspot
- Contact form – lead generation form
- Social media integration – get those grams visible
- Google maps – help your customers find you!
- Google analytics – so you can track your website activity
- Blog – share your news and info beautifully
- Gallery – to showcase your products
Again, these are all included as standard. Some examples of additional functionality (which will be quoted on request) are third party software integrations and styling – ie. event bookings, calendar integrations. We can integrate third party software that is compliant with WordPress and style to your site’s branding.
Every website needs to be found on search engines. For this reason, we include SEO friendly copywriting on each of our websites. If you provide us with your keywords, we will write or edit existing copy to highlight your keywords whilst still being engaging and relevant to your customers. Our Sweet Deal package takes it one step further and includes the addition of SEO metadata (the info google and other search engines display on their results page) onto each main page and up to 6 product pages of your website. For those looking at our Hot Chilli package, you can also choose this as an optional addition to your website.
All the basics are covered
All our Chilli Frog websites include professional graphic design including custom features and professional, SEO friendly copywriting as standard. Our designer and developer is both a qualified graphic artist and website developer – so you get both sets of expertise in the one package. Our project manager is also your copywriter – so the entire process is managed by our dynamic team.
To help guide you through the process, we conduct a thorough website development briefing process to determine your website needs. This helps us to quote on your website and determine any additional website needs you may have. From there, we enter a thorough website design and development process whereby you are an integral part of our team. Together, we will build you the website of your business dreams, with transparent pricing and guaranteed quality outcomes.
We hope this helps you to determine how much a new website, or website upgrade will cost. We understand a new website is a big investment, so we hope this knowledge helps to make the process a transparent one.
If you are on the lookout for a quality and affordable Tweed Heads Web Designer, then get in touch with our friendly team. Take a look through our website portfolio to see the quality of websites we produce, and complete our website development quote form and we’ll be in touch with a quote ASAP and we can take that first step!