I was recently asked by a client, ‘I just want something simple, Why is it that websites cost so much?’ After I explained to them what they are paying for, it became much more clearer for them. Quite simply put: You should be investing in a system that accommodates your business. That is difficult to tell initially without finding out what exactly it is you are looking to accomplish with a website (you should be looking to accomplish something with your site).
Do you want more customers, do you want people to know who you are, are you wanting to collect payments, do you want your customers to be able to log in and provide information? You should be adding more technical functionality to your business processes – that is what you are paying for.
There isn’t a fixed price for a website, because your business needs may be different from someone else’s. Most ‘Landing Pages’ could range between $500 and $700. If I asked you, ‘How much is a car?’ You can then get a perspective on the amount of details that you would need to consider, in order to properly answer that question.
This is the same with websites. In my opinion, the primary function for a website is to get visitors or customers to notice your business and then have them contact you. Even if you just want to have a site for your information listed, there is more that needs to be done in order for your information to be seen by the right customers, and an experienced web developer will be able to asses your needs, set up a data infrastructure, explain that to you and successfully set it up. Reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.