The price of a website can range from almost free to millions of dollars. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on the cost of a website for a small business. Almost every small business needs a basic, but professional looking website. The website is the modern day version of a yellow page ad. When you start to think about you web design needs, keep is simple. Most business websites only need to be a few pages, 5 is a good number.
The first thing that you need is a good logo, some quality information about your company and or products. These days some sort of social media campaign is also a good supplement to your website. A good rule of thumb is about $50 per page. The more pages you have on your site, this cost typical will go down per page.
Many high quality designers will flat bid small business web design projects between $500-$1000. Many high profile agencies have about a $5000 minimum for any projects. You can get discount shops to build you an OK website for about $300.
The next typical upgrade to any site is e-commence, the ability to sell your products with online credit card purchasing through your website. Nice shopping cart website can be expensive, several thousand dollars at a minimum as the start-up cost, and there are cost to maintain and support these system. Other cloud based systems have little up-front costs, but charge a monthly cost starting around $50. Pay Pal single products buttons are easy to build, and do not have a large month cost, but look less professional, and charge a higher per transaction cost.
- Small Business Discount Website $250
- Nice small business website $500-$1000
- Discount E-commerce website $500 – $1000
- Custom E-commerce website $2000 – $10,000+