How much should I pay to have a website?
I’m going to approach this question in three different ways, from the new business start-up, the established business that has had a growth spurt and the old business that needs some revitalising.
For the new business start-up:
Paying $2,000 – $10,000 for a website when you’re just starting your business seems like a lot, now depending on the industry sometimes just a web presence helps to add to your credibility. Often what happens is that the task of building a website will fall on a family member or one of your kids “mates” who did a website once at university because it will cost you a carton of beer, or a $200 cash job.
“You get what you pay for.”
If you go the avenue of the “mate” or “family member” webjobbie, lower any expectations that this is going to be a whiz bang blow your socks off website. If you don’t like it; learn to code.
For the business that needs something new:
Be willing to fork out up to at least $2,000 for a decent brochure website and sometimes up to $10,000 if you’re rolling out an online store. Trust that the web designer knows what they’re doing.
Using descriptive sentences like:
“I just want it to ‘pop’ or ‘sizzle’ more!”
does not and will not help anyone and will cause the web designer to have a small seizure or proceed to bash their head against a wall when you use such vernaculars.
Go in with some examples of other websites you like, be prepared to go back and forth a few times to get it *right* be aware that there are sometimes limitations to just how much your website can or should do.
Who do we recommend?
It’s taken us a while to find some trustworthy web designers but here are some local Perth designers who we trust and recommend to our clients in no particular order.