How Much Should a Website Cost?

Web Design and Maintenance Should Be Discussed as a Service, not a Product

  • Domain name ~ $15 - $20 / year (depending on the service provider you choose) I can make recommendations.

  • Hosting ~ $75 - $100 / year depending on hosting services and billing terms. (from 1 to 24 months)

  • Web design ~ $1200 or more depending on complexity

  • Host setting-up and web implementing ~ $75

  • Web maintenance ~ $300 / year and up depending on quantities of updates required

  • Marketing your website online ~ This would require consultation but advised.

Images and Graphics Budget

  • Budgeting for website images is an important decision

  • This is because your need images can cost from $5 to 100s of dollars each in the good images-stocks

  • However, on top luxury ones, budget at least $200 for getting the enough images for one website

  • Ideally, getting a good professional photographer who can go working on your location is best choice. I also provide this service.

Preparation for Your Web Content

  • Once the process comes reaches the text phase, a big expense for small business companies is to write their professional content

  • Costs can be as high as $100 per page if you need content writers

Do You Need a Mobile Layout?

  • Mobile devices are being used more and more nowadays; hence your site should function easily and be a comfortable fit for your visitors

  • Mobile design is different from desktop design, it means your site will automatically change layout to look "very smart" on smart devices

  • This design can cost 20% to 30% more on top of the desktop version

Remember Maintenance Cost!

  • Maintaining your website is important, many small business handle it themselves, but this is not the best approach. Letting a professional do it frees up more time to take care your clients

  • Maintenance costs will depend on your needs and expectations

  • Budget at minimum for a backup and restore procedure in the event your site faces a problem

  • More charges will be incurred, if additional work, such as updating content, images, newsletters, media, etc. are needed

So How Much Is It?

  • For a small business website, a good budget point would be ~$1500 to bring you from concept to the final design and implementation

  • Don’t skimp on the quality of professional images; if you do, visitors won’t stay on your website for reading your long business text

Bumblebee Photo Studio

101 Arlington Drive, Moncton, NB, Canada E1E 3H9

Hotline : +1-506-961-8168