One of the most significant factors we have to consider when it comes to websites often is how much does a website cost? In the United Kingdom, the prices can range depending on various reasons such as hosting fees, software and more. Whether you are a person or a business looking to get a website online for people to browse, you have to think about the budget that you are willing to spend on it.
Creating a website and reaching out for web design services meaning prices can vary as you are paying for a professional service. Web designers are able to craft websites that are eye-catching and take your online presence to the next level.
Many people attempt to use website builders that offer monthly packages from as low as £9.99 but as the old saying goes ‘you get what you pay for’ that is often the case as these website builders offer limited abilities and cookie-cutter design that many businesses and people are using already meaning you can’t stand out for the competition.
In an ideal world, you’d want to spend as less as possible while getting super high-quality websites but you are going to have to invest your money if you want an attractive website that works.
To simplify the process of website creation, we’ve split up three websites and the range of costs you’d expect to pay – please remember that prices can vary a lot in the web design industry when looking due to a number of reasons.
Many small businesses and people that are starting out in the online world will want to start pretty basic that covers all bases while having room for improvement in the future. A basic website can start from as small as £50 to £750 – The reason why the price starting price can be as low as £50 is if you are already a seasoned veteran of creating websites through WordPress, you will only need to pay £8.99 for a domain and £30-40 for hosting for the entire year.
You can use website builders such as Wix and Squarespace that allow you to use templates and themes but they charge monthly prices the most popular choice being £11 a month for Wix which can cost up to over £100 a year for a pretty basic website that won’t get you far.
Once you have got a domain and hosting, you will be able to build through WordPress. Learning how to create websites can take months and the experience of creating successful websites once learnt can take even longer meaning many people that attempt to create their own website will end up never finishing it due to the time and effort especially if they are also balancing other aspects in their life.
That is why it is beneficial and better to reach out to web designers. You will have to pay for their time and services, many web design companies such as The Wolf Of The Web can offer an affordable price for a basic website setup with five pages which includes home, about, services, blog and contact for a cost-effective price of £500 meaning that you can get a fully-functioning website that looks great and works.
One up from your basic websites are the ones that are more advanced, this type of website can set you back £1,500 to £3,000 depending on the size of the website in question. This type of website will usually have multiple detailed pages and functions that are tailored to the website’s needs.
The reason why the prices become a lot higher is web designers will have to create more pages while researching detailed content for the website so it can take a bit longer for it to be completed.
The last project size is ‘top of the range website’ but what do we mean by this? These websites are usually built for businesses and individuals that have a large amount of traffic coming to their site so they will require a high standard and functionality that will be able to keep up with the demand of the traffic.
An example is if you are a leader in your eCommerce sector with hundreds of projects and a massive amount of traffic on a daily basis. Your website will need to keep up with this demand. eCommerce websites have many different features that are required in order for the ultimate user experience such as shipment tools, web chats, referral programs and more. These added features will cost you extra which can up quickly.
A top-of-the-range website can cost you £5,000+ depending on the size of the project and the deadline for completion. These types of websites often come with bespoke features that can highly benefit the website owner and will usually have a lot of detailed pages.
Website pricing can be very vague and there can be many different factors that can play into the price that you pay. For example, a web design agency can quote you £1,500 for a job that another one can say they can do for £1,000 and there may be no difference in the quality that they can produce.
If you are going to reach out to a web design agency then it is recommended that you specify your needs correctly in order for them to give a much more accurate quote and how long it will take for them to complete.
Here at The Wolf Of The Web, we’ve successfully created many websites for happy clients across all different types of business sectors. If you are looking to take your business online or looking for a complete revamp then look no further than us. We offer affordable price points while producing high-quality web design, get in touch with us today with your requirements and we can offer you a fair and honest quote under no obligation.