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
  • Timeline
  • Web Hosting
  • E-commerce
  • Blogging
  • Video
  • Email Newsletters
  • Forums
  • Wikis

Each site is different, has its own scope, and therefore its own unique set of costs, just like a house.

So… 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.