How Much Does It Cost to Build a Website?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Website?

Opting to have your own website for personal or business reasons may be is a daunting task if you search online. You’ll find options for building your own, hiring someone through a freelancing site, or choosing to spend some big bucks and having a larger company produce a few options for you to chose from. Let’s break down the different ways you build your own website.

Build it yourself (BIY)

If you are a solo, small, independent business with a small budget, have some computer understanding and the ability to follow rules closely, including researching terminology you might come across, this is the best and cheapest option for you in building a website.

There are several free sites on the internet that allow you to build free sites. Some are more technical and take some know-how, such as WordPress. Others are as easy as click and drop options to create just the right image you’re hoping for. You will still have to fork over a small amount of money for a URL, and Web Hosting, but the right deals are out there that can keep that cost less than $15 total.

Spend some money on a Web Developer

Maybe, you have a slightly bigger business, or one that provides lots of options and products you sell online? Possibly, you just don’t have the time, or the desire to build your own website. Then this option could be the best for you if you still don’t want to spend thousands or tens of thousands of dollars.

You can search on several freelancer sites such as Fiverr, PeoplePerHour, Craigslist, and plenty of others. Here you will find many Web Designers and Developers who offer different options and price ranges to build your site for you, including all the bells and whistles required to be up online upon receipt. This option can take two to six weeks depending on your requests and might cost as low as $500 or as high as $10,000.

Spend a good amount of money on a company

For most entrepreneurs and solo proprietors this would be the last option, or not one at all. A company that develops websites is going to have a team work on as much as three site options for you to choose from and will get those to you speedily. Their build is for much bigger companies and businesses that will have several pages, and information, options, forms, etc.

This level of website design is going to cost between $10,000 and $30,000 and requires a big investment. Therefore, you probably shouldn’t consider this option if you are not opening or running a successful large corporation. Someone, such as a Department Store, only for example would be the size of company to hire a team like this.

So you need to factor in the size of site you want and your budget when it comes to building your own website.