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
6 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)

James Angersola from On My Watch LLC
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, February 9, 2017

I have been doing research for a company to re-vamp my existing site, add new sections to it and make it mobil friendly. I have been getting cost of about 4000.00.Most of the companies i spoke with are all in that ballpark.In addition to that cost one designer wanted a very high per month fee to maintain and upgrade plus drive traffic.I have already done two sites and want this one to be my last outside of updates.

Gaelle Coulanges from GC Events
17 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I know of a website designer that I actually chargers a flat fee instead of per page or an hourly rate to build the website. His name is Dennis Chamberland.

I found him through an article that he wrote actually and when I spoke to him on the phone he was straight forward, no hidden fees and a genuine guy. I remember that the fee was under $1,000.

I hope this helps Beth.

Best reagrds,

Gaelle Coulanges

Darrin G from Agency Jet - SEO & SEM Digital Marketing
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It can be free and you invest your time, or call me to learn all about your options.

Tim Jones from Eternal Works
14 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Hi Beth,

Great question. I wish more people asked this question :) First let me say this. I think every company should operate with contracts. Not meaning that you pay them monthly, but a document that governs the relationship so that both parties know what they are getting into and what's expected.

That aside, your site should cost you based on your business goals (what you want the site to help you accomplish) and the strategies required to help you reach those goals. We charge on average between $3500 and $5,000 for most of our small business sites, but we... (more)

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