PRICING OF WEB DESIGN IN 2016
Cost can only be determined by gathering your needs which is why you’ll never see pricing plans on web developers websites.
It’s not like buying a car where the specs are clearly laid out and you only have a few select options. With websites you can have pretty much anything and everything you want which make straight up costs impossible.
So generally, cost depends on the following questions:
- What do you need?
- When do you want it?
- What can you afford?
Answering these questions and laying them out in a mutual agreement will help assure budget, timeline and needs are met.
You should provide as much information as possible as clearly as possible when seeking out help with a website. Prepare your request for proposal up front and be clear and honest about your goals and needs. This will help save time and cost for everyone in the long run.
Having a clear set of requirements will keep all parties on time, on budget and on track.
My RFP has the most common questions to help figure out what specifics are needed to get things started.
When is also an important question which ties into your budget. If you require 3 days of work within 2 days, be prepared to upgrade that budget. Rushed work will always cost more, either in man hours or in quality.
By first creating your requirements and receiving an estimate of time and cost you can then set realistic expectations on a delivery date.
Budget talk can be an uncomfortable conversation. You may have concerns about getting high quotes if you reveal what you can afford and we’re worried about proposing a cost that may be out of line with your budget based on your requirements.
When you provide a budget and clear requirements, we can then be up front on if we can meet the requirements within that budget or provide suggestions on scaling back or simplifying the requirements to meet the overall goal you’re trying to achieve.
This saves time so we can quickly focus getting straight to work.
That thing that takes five minutes to do took 20 years of practice.
Most web developers will charge anywhere from $60 to $200 per hour.
Here’s a list of common tasks involved in a typical project:
- Planning & Research – 1 – 2 days
- UX (sitemap, wireframes) – 2 – 3 days
- Graphic Design – 2 – 3 days
- Development – 3 – 20 days
- Content & System admin – 2 – 10 days
- Client Training / Documentation – 2 – 5 days
- Client revisions – 2 – 30 days
- Testing and Go live – 2 – 5 days
- Ongoing Support
A project can take anywhere from a week to two months depending on your requirements which is why it’s important to have:
- Clear requirements (To avoid a budget to spiral out of control)
- A budget (To avoid requirements to spiral out of control)
- An agreement (To keep both parties within time and budget)
To sum it up
- Prepare your goals and requirements
- Research typical web design costs
- Prepare a budget
- Keep your timeline expectations open
- Email me any questions or setup a call
Your website is the #1 marketing tool for your business. Everyone has a computer, smartphone and/or tablet.
Invest in it and it will pay you back ten fold.