While it may not be the first question, everyone wants to know: “so…how much is this gonna cost?”
My answer? “That depends”
This isn’t because I’m being evasive. Nor am I wanting to see how much I can squeeze out of you. But I really don’t have the answer. Not yet, at least. The work I do is incredibly customized, based on the your project. There’s no way I can tell you how much until I have an idea of what I’m building. And giving you a generic hourly rate will not determine how many hours anything will take, or help you estimate how much the overall project will cost.
If you were to ask a contractor “how much does will this house cost?”, they’d reply with something like:
- How many floors?
- How many square feet?
- What sort of material do you want?
Building a website is a lot like building a house. Here are some variables that can have a BIG impact on the end cost:
- New web site vs. a redesign
- New or existing content
- Web Hosting
- Email Newsletters
Each site is different, has its own scope, and therefore its own unique set of costs, just like a house.
So…..is there a price range?
Yes, there are ranges I tend to see on projects over time. On average most basic new web sites (not redesigns) typically start at $1,000 and up—this includes design and programming for a basic website. And redesigns can vary greatly, depending on what exactly is being ‘redesigned’. If I’m building a Corvette out of a Yugo, then we’ve got a much different conversation.
That being said, I work on projects that cost less that involve a smaller scope. I also work on projects that cost much more with a much larger vision and scale required. I am experienced, I know my shit, and people tend to agree.
So at the end of the day, I can tell you how much it costs after I know what you want. Still interested after my long-winded explanation? Contact me and let’s talk.