What Is The Average Website Cost In 2018?
People frequently ask how much a website should cost and this question is not answered all that often, but why not?
There are many areas that can affect the overall cost of building your website. In this article, we will examine some of the most important areas a web designer takes into consideration when creating a quote to build a website.
To start off, let me answer the question to “What is the average website cost in 2018.” Are you ready?
A: I DON’T KNOW
Websites can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $20,000 or more depending on the size and complexity involved. As you can imagine, this can make it REALLY hard to provide an exact cost.
For this reason, we have created a website quoting calculator where you can get an idea of what an average price you would pay to create the website you have in mind. Please be aware that this calculator ONLY provides ideas of the amount and NOT an exact rate. Many more variables can be a factor when building your website. If you are looking to get your website created or updated, please contact us today and we can provide you with a price effective quote to build your dream website.
Building websites have changed over the last 20 years. In fact, the value of a website is much different than even a few years ago.
In recent years, there are many CMS (Content Management Systems) platforms that have made it easier to have the non-techie to create their own website. These CMS platforms like WordPress help the non-designer to build a good looking website without the need to know any coding. Through free pre-built themes and plugins, a very nice website can be created that can meet your needs.
You must be asking, “If these are all free, why can a website cost that much to create? Well, this is because there is more involved than just building the site. You need to have hosting and a domain name which are annual costs. There is also the cost of the CMS as not all are free. (You can see the chart below of the most popular CMS’s taken from https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all.)
Finally, there is also the cost to have someone create it all for you. They are the ones doing the work so they charge for that service.
Prices can go up considerably with more customizations that are needed. You can look at http://wordpress.org/themes for example. You will find a variety of free (and paid) themes here. These are mostly basic themes that can have some customization options if you purchase the premium addition of the theme.
Now if you look at our site, you will see that our header, footer and most, if not the rest, of the site is all custom. Customizations like this makes the price go up considerably. To see the most common costs involved in creating even a simple website, please see our article “I need a website for my business.”
Now, this article covers a few of the most common factors, but there are still areas that you need to be aware of that will influence the cost even more. eCommerce, SEO, multimedia design, database integration, content and social media management are all areas that will definitely change the overall cost. Some of these have a one-time cost while others are based on a monthly term. Either way, they are things to take into account when building your site.
I hope this helps you better understand What Is The Average Cost of a Website in 2018 and years to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or contact us.