Website prices can vary from a few hundred dollars up to tens of thousands. It basically comes down to the degree of functionality you require and the amount of design and development effort that goes into it. The more functionality and complex graphic elements required, the more expensive the site will be.
Cheap websites will inevitably have limitations, whereas a $3000 website should be pretty highly spec’d. But do keep in mind that trying to build ‘the new Trademe’ with a budget of even $30,000 would be unachievable. The good news is that because we have some great tools at our disposal we can build better sites for less than what it would have cost a few years ago.
It’s important that we determine what you want the website to do for you. Then we can provide you with the functionality you need while not including unnecessary items that aren’t critical to the success of your website and business.
If you’re running a little hobby business then a simple, low cost website is probably fine. But if your business is your primary source of income, and having a website will generate more revenue, then you should allocate a decent budget that reflects the size of the business.
If you’re a hardworking plumber, electrician or some other tradesman, then our Smart Tradie website solution is seriously good value and highly effective and I recommend you consider it if you’re serious about growing your business.
Remember that your new website is very powerful marketing tool that you have at your disposal.
Your new website works 24/7
You may be able to get a budget website for a few hundred dollars, or around the same cost as running just one small advert in a newspaper.
But unlike the advert, your new website works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for many years to come. When you think about the time and skill that goes into creating a good website, don’t you think that kind of effort justifies spending a reasonable amount of money to ensure a great result?
We know of people who have spent money on websites that are poorly designed, aren’t expandable as their needs grow, or have been unable to easily update even simple page content themselves.
They soon become a nuisance and the business then has to reinvest in having a new website professionally built that better suits their needs.
All this is easily avoided when using a reputable and professional web designer. Your completed website will then be an investment that generates new business cost effectively and for many years to come.