how much does a custom website cost?
This question does not have as simple answer – think of going to an architect to have a new home built and asking “I want a house built – how much”?
The actual designing, developing, coding and building of the website is only a portion of a website project; there is planning, content, message and a goal assessment before we even get to the actual design and development process.
Over the last 11 years we have built literally hundreds of websites and developed even more marketing and digital strategy plans. What we’ve learned during this time is that developing a structured plan, and then following that plan, is paramount – kind of like designing and building a house from the architect’s plans.
Using the house analogy; we like to start by developing a Blueprint of your project. Our Blueprint is a high-level document providing everyone involved with a drone’s eye view of your project. We’ll use this to map out your needs, determine what content you have or what content is needed, what the website should say, how your clients or customers will interact with the site, and finally how you will get customers to the site and get them to engage.
Coming back around to the “how much does it cost” question.
As a starting point; developing a Blueprint for a non-ecommerce website is $999
Let’s say you have a budget around $3,000 for your website project. We would highly recommend you hire us to develop your Blueprint. Depending on the results we might suggest a website template, or hosted website option like Wix or Weebly. It is unlikely that you’ll find a professional web developer or marketing agency to build you a custom site in that budget, but don’t worry – there are certainly solid options available to you.
If you see the value in working with professionals that have many years experience, and a budget in the $5,000 – $15,000 range, we can most likely create a custom website for you. In an effort to help keep your cash-flow consistent, we even offer monthly programs that includes building your site, SEO, maintenance and hosting – all at a flat monthly fee.
If you’re on your 2nd, 3rd or 4th+ website and are ready to work with an experienced strategic partner that will take on your project like your business is our business, along with a budget in the $25,000 – $125,000 range, you’ve come to the right place.
This is the type of project we excel at, and the category most of our clients fall into.
Projects larger than this are probably too big for our company to handle directly, however we can assist you on sourcing the right company to best support you. We can even liaison with them on your behalf if you feel there is value in us doing that for you.
As stated earlier; we have been in business for over 11 years and have worked on hundreds of projects – with this much real-world experience we know what we’re doing and have learned what makes for a good and successful project all the way around.