At Smart And Slick, we build a lot of websites. When people enquire about commissioning us to build a website for their cause, or partnering with to build and then maintain a website for them, the question of cost is always something that comes up.
But, you see, there are many different kinds of websites and how much a website costs will depend very much on what the client needs that website to do.
I suppose we could draw a parallel with cars. How much does a car cost? It’s a very, very wide range. From an entry level vehicle like a VW Up, which, according to recent advertising, can be yours for £8,000, all the way up to a Ferrari, which, I believe, can cost more than the average UK home.
Likewise, whether you know much about web design and development or not, I’m sure that purely as an Internet user, you can appreciate that there’s a massive difference between a website like Booking.com, and, well, this very page.
I feel that what people really want to know is what THEIR vision of a website will cost.
And that depends on the answers to a number of questions:
Is it simply an online brochure? Do you need it to process payments? Do you need it to “think”? Do you need it to do complex calculations?
If it’s not a new build, are there things that you don’t want to change, that have to continue to work with the things you do want to change?
What do the people you sell to expect to see? How tech savvy are they? Your website forms part of your user and customer experience. As such, it is vitally important to keep your customers happy and comfortable.
It’s likely that the look of your website needs to communicate certain things about the products or services that you offer. As such, what you sell impacts on design decisions.
All of these questions impact the amount of work and expertise involved in creating your website and subsequently hosting it.
If you’re looking for a new website, why not get in touch with us and we’d be happy to assist you.