Q: How much does
a web site cost?
A web site can be developed to fit any budget,
depending upon what you want and how much you want to spend. Your first consultation with us costs you nothing
Web sites start somewhere around $50 for a
"bare-bones" site--just to get
the web site online, and then a monthly or annual cost for the life of the web
site, depending on your specific needs. Some "fancier" sites
start around $1,200.
Here are some of the factors that will determine how
much YOUR web site might cost:
name will cost money, and is relatively inexpensive ($5-$20/year). You do not have to have a
domain name to have a web site.
Web page files need to be on a computer that stays online 24/7. You
could use your ISP, which usually "gives away" web space for FREE
with each account. But for most web sites, you will want to purchase host space. There are many options available. Generally, hosting is anywhere
from $5/month to $200/month. You DO have to have a host to have a web site.
This is where we fit in. You can choose whether to pay our fee "by
the hour" or at a "flat-rate" agreed-upon fee. We can't
tell you how much we charge, till we know what you want. As a
"ball park" for you, though, we can tell you that our hourly rate
currently is $50/hour and a "basic" site usually runs between
$100-$800. Don't hold us to that, it's just a "ball park"
idea for you to talk to us about. After we discuss what you need and
want, and you come to an agreement with us, then we draw up a contract so
everything is spelled out, so neither of us have any surprises, and we both
know what to expect of each other.
TO KNOW: You can change just about
ANYTHING about your
site at any time: name, host, designer, and functionality.
MORE COOL OPTIONS YOU MIGHT WANT FOR YOUR WEB SITE:
$ GRAPHICS DESIGNER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHY:
We usually come take pictures when we meet with you at your business, but if you want a graphics designer to create
special graphics or logos, or if you want
or special navigation buttons or other "eye-candy" you
may need a designer for those services. That would add to the
cost, but if you want it, we can help you.
$ ONLINE ORDER AND/OR PAYMENT
PROCESSING: If you want to accept payments that are deposited directly
into your bank account, and to process
orders online, then you'll need to buy the services to help you with those secure
e-commerce functions. First step: talk to your bank.
$ GROUP AND TEAM SITES: If you want a web site
where members of your group can log in and store files, keep a group
calendar, and other excellent tools, then
you'll want a host that provides those services. You could have a photo
gallery, message board, blog, online file storage, discussion list, and
oh-so-many more functions.
$ FLASHY MOVING COLORFUL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
STUFF: If you want to see lots of movement like a
video or other media on your web site, then there may be costs involved in
things happen. Videos, audios, and much more.
There are so many options available
nowadays. With all this to think about, Blackwell Web Design helps make
the process less confusing, and we enjoy helping people
figure out what they need. We won't 'talk down' to you.
Your site will probably be developed using some of the services above, but not all. We will not intimidate you as we assist in developing your web
The Internet is a wonderful tool for getting
YOUR job done,
efficiently and professionally. We want to help simplify the process for