How much does a website cost?
This is one of the most frequent questions I’m asked and I’ve decided to dive in and answer it.
The bottom line is that there are a lot of variables that go into what the cost is. It’s like saying, “I need a car. How much does a car cost?” If you are asked that question, you immediately think about the details that you need in order to answer appropriately, such as: “What type of vehicle are you interested in? What year and what features does it need to have?” You will likely also ask, “How many miles can it have on it?” All of these are highly relevant questions that help determine the range of cost for the vehicle.
In the same way, websites have many variables and options. To give a price we need to know what features and functions are needed. This includes the public side capabilities the site must have for visitors to use when they come to the site and what management features the site should have to enable the company to update items. These website management items can range on a website from a photo gallery to lead capture forms and a blog. Other features that impact the cost of a website are whether it needs to be e-commerce so visitors can make purchases on the site, and whether it needs a private area accessible only to those who login.
So let’s break this down in more detail according to features because otherwise you will find prices all over the map, ranging from $30/month for basic template-style “Do-it-Yourself” sites to $150,000-plus for custom, multi-site systems that manage site content on multiple domains, dealer and member login areas, e-commerce, lead management, interactive tools, and more.