How much do websites cost?
Here’s a detailed cost breakdown from a December 2017 article from WebsiteBuilderExpert: Definitive Guide – How Much Should A Website Cost You?
Custom Built Website Using Pre-Made Templates (cost $300 – $1,000)
Custom Website Design (cost $5,000 – $10,000+)
Cost of creating content for your WordPress website (Cost $500 – $5,000)
Designers can charge content creation by the hour or by project:
- $50 – $80 per hour
- $250 – $500 minimum charge per project. This may include a minimum of 3 pages, and additional pages will be a slightly cheaper.
- Logo or branding design will be about $100 – $1500 depending on the extent of the branding design you need.
You may also want to budget for ongoing maintenance costs. That’s usually about $100 – $500 per year if you don’t make any major alterations to you website design.
Summary Chart of Hiring a Professional to Help You Build a WordPress Website:
Website Setup Costs Hosting Cost: $5 – $250/month Hiring Pro to Setup: $50 – $200 (1-time fee)
Time: 1 to 6 hours
Website Builder Software Learning Costs Paid Tutorials: $50/month Time to Learn Basics: Few hours
Time to Learn WordPress: Weeks
Website Design Costs Basic Templates: $35 – $50 Premium Templates: $80 – $200
Template Alterations: $300 – $1,000
Custom Design: $5,000 – $10,000+
Website Building Costs Free if you do it yourself (but will cost you time)Hourly Costs of a Designer: $50 – $80/hour
Average Cost of Content Population: $500 – $5,000*
The range is wide as it depends on how much content you have and how many pages.
Website Maintenance Costs Developer Cost: $100 – $180 per hour Estimated Annual Cost: $500 – $1,000