That’s a loaded question — with a lot of answers. Today, your online presence is everything, and that starts with your website. A company’s website is like the modern-day business card. It is often the first impression consumers have with your business… It is where they gain the answers to who, what, where, why, and how. A website can act as both a recruiting and sales tool. Nothing gets more everyday use from a consumer-facing side than your website, and due to the necessity for positive consumer experiences, it is imperative that you make a real investment in your website.
Unfortunately, it is too difficult to give a hard and fast number on what it will cost to build a website. Countless factors go into the final dollar amount: the biggest two being website size and functionality. Additionally, are you looking to hire an agency to construct the site for you, or are you open to building it yourself? Hiring a coder can cost anywhere from $20 to $200 an hour, not including the cost of designers. But if you take up a website as a DIY project, you run the risk of mishandling backend setup, limiting functionality, and producing a less attractive site.
Each option has its pros and cons, but if you are looking for a ballpark figure a website build can cost anywhere from $500 to over $30,000. It just all depends on your specific business needs and wants.
With the importance attached to websites today, its best to invest early. Subpar websites can drive away potential leads and customers with erratic design, poor navigation, and limited capabilities. In addition, eventually, everyone has to pay the piper. If you decide to minimize your website budget early on you’re more than likely going to have to pay the needed costs later on to build an efficient and effective site.