How Much Can I Expect To Pay For A New Website?

By Beth Luggery · Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 · Tagged in Website



What is a reasonable cost to spend on a web site redesign & a Mobile site?

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Brian Rowland from BizIQ
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hi Beth:

I spent some time researching your site and I wanted to provide you some feedback. Our company specializes in working with only small businesses and we provide cost effective solutions. Since you have an e-commerce platform, I would suggest the follow.

1. A new website should be built to be mobile friendly and shouldn't cost you extra. **Google rolled out changes on April 21st, 2015 to it's algorithms that expanded its use of 'mobile-friendliness' as a ranking factor. This means that a lot of websites out there could be hit pretty hard in the mobile... (more)


Bethany H Garcia-Crawmer from 1989
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Every legit company has contracts, has nothing to do with long term agreements.


Brian Rowland from BizIQ
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

That is not true- We have no contracts. Our organization has been featured in INC Magazine, Yahoo and we are a Google, Bing and Facebook certified partners. We don't need contracts because our work speaks for itself. To date, we have helped over 14,000 small businesses and still growing. Our business model is designed for small businesses- pricing, no contracts, dedicated account manager and more.


Beth Luggery from Temptations Gift Baskets
5 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Brian,

Thanks for reply. It sounds like I am starting all over again! I did not expect it to cost this much. I know you get what you pay for which is why I asked the question, I had no frame of reference as to what charges might be....I will have to shelve this for a while :(


Juan Manuel Colome from Top Response Marketing
2 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A nice looking website using Wordpress and proper SEO work could run you around $500 to $800 including hosting for one year. After the first year don't pay more than $20 a month for a decent hosting account.

Also, make sure you work with a "Local" web design firm where you can actually sit down and chat face to face. A lot of here today gone tomorrow web firms out there.


Graham Davis from ZBest Data Technologies, LLC
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beth,

I agree with Brian and that you are looking at a new redesign, but it may not be as bad you think. Most of your site is dedicated to the products you sell, and I am presuming that information is stored somewhere in a database. What it will take to redo it boils down to the question: "Where is the information for your products coming from?" Is it information you entered or is it info supplied to you from a distributor such as FTD? With a database, you only need one or 2 pages to display your products, and 1 for searching. The technology does the rest... (more)

Michael DiCarlo from Selective Solutions LLC
33 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Beth,

At Selective Solutions we build sites for as little as $500 you can see my work at http://www.selectivesolutionsllc.com/ Most of my sites have over 1000 visitors a month and some as many as 4000 per month. If you need to make changes and updates monthly we only charge $100 to make monthly
adjustments to content and organic seo work. You may reach me through the site or call or text at xxx-xxx-xxxx to discuss your needs.

Thanks Michael DiCarlo.
Travis Yates from Remington Agency
6 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beth,

I'd like to offer my two cents worth of advice.

First off, NEVER use a company that doesn't give you a contract. It protects you AND them. It details what you get, what you don't get and the costs.

Second, your site is HUGE. The biggest issue I see with redesigning your site is man hours. Its going to take someone a long time to input all those products into the new design.

If you can find someone to do your site for $2500 or less.....jump on it but make damn sure they sign a contract. You have a plethora of products and I wouldn't do a site such as yours... (more)


Jennifer Miller from Red Petal Photography & Design Studio, LLC
32 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Saturday, January 14, 2017

I'd just like to add that if you do sign a contract, make sure you have a way to get out of it (speaking from experience)!

Lisa Levin from Invite An Enchanted Princess And Friends
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beth. Sorry you had so many vendors. Best to rephrase your question to ask what similar businesses to your business redid their website to include ecommerce and what did it cost them and who do they recommend to keep the price low but still delivers quality work. That will give you some options.


Best

Lisa


Graham Davis from ZBest Data Technologies, LLC
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

I love how they are always selling SEO before the site has been built.

Darrin G from Agency Jet - SEO & SEM Digital Marketing
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Beth,

Your website is the most important employee at your company. It works 24/7 365 days a year with no vacation, 401K, medical........

Bottom line a website can be free if you want a online brochure. However you need to tell people about it.

If you want a website that people find your company organically you want SEO to be implemented day 1. The goal is to be on the top pages of Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

We have learned over the years working with our clients that they expect the phone to ring once they create a new website. That is not true, so the website... (more)

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