As a website design agency, we often get asked the question: how much does a website cost?
The answer is not straightforward because it depends on several factors such as the complexity of the website, the features required, and the level of customisation needed. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the main factors that determine the cost of a website and what you can expect to pay.
Factors that affect website cost
Complexity of the website
The complexity of the website is one of the most significant factors that determine cost. A simple website with a few pages and basic features such as a contact form will cost less than a complex eCommerce website with thousands of products, a payment gateway, and a shopping cart, for example.
The amount of custom work or third party plugins that are required will also influence the cost of a new website. The more features and functionality your website requires, the more you will need to budget.
The level of customisation you require is another crucial factor that affects the cost of a website. We don’t build using cheap pre-made templates or themes because these often come packed full of unnecessary features and code that can massively affect your website’s performance. Whilst these pre-made templates and themes are quick to get up and running, and are cheap to purchase and update, they are an off-the-shelf solution that doesn’t take into account your goals and individual scope. They are a low cost option if you don’t have a budget but you shouldn’t expect to gain any real results.
Instead, you should invest in a website that is designed and built around your specific needs. This includes designing a unique layout and creating custom designs that reflect your brand identity.
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, and we strive to create websites that are unique and get results for our clients.
Content creation is another factor that affects website cost. This includes copywriting, images, videos, and other media. Creating high-quality content that engages your audience is a vital part of creating a website. The amount of site pages will determine the amount of content you need to create, which you will need to factor in to the cost of a new website. High quality content will ensure you are able to rank effectively on search engines. The right content is paramount and any website budget should prioritise content creation.
Maintenance and support
Finally, ongoing maintenance and support are also important factors that determine the cost of a website. Websites require regular updates, security patches, and bug fixes to ensure they function correctly and remain secure. Ongoing support packages ensure that you get regular backups of your website, hosting on fast, reliable and secure servers and cross browser compatibly checks to ensure your website is displaying at it’s best on all devices at all times. These services may come at an additional cost and should be factored into your budget.
What you can expect to pay
The cost of a website can range from a few thousand pounds to tens of thousands of pounds depending on your specific requirements and taking into account the areas mentioned above.
At Bubble, we offer website design services that cater to all budgets and all requirements. We understand that the cost of a new website can be overwhelming, which is why we offer part payment plans to make it more manageable and affordable. Our expert team of web designers and developers will work with you to create a website that meets your specific needs and fits your budget. All whilst delivering on quality and performance, so you have a website that is build to increase your leads and conversions.