If you’re looking to launch or revamp your company’s website, chances are you’ve thought, “how much does professional web design cost?” The short answer: it depends on the website size and the features/functionality you want. There are many factors that influence the cost of web design, with professional web design prices ranging from $2,500 to well over six figures for an initial site strategy, design, and development.
This range may be broad, but take time to consider all the deliverables that go into your website design, such as planning, copywriting, animations, graphic design, database integration, coding, maintenance, custom built backend systems, e-commerce. Website hosting, updates, SEO, and much more!
Small Business Web Design Cost
The design complexity and number of pages drive the web design cost up for smaller, front-end websites. If the site is under 5 pages, a simple - yet professional - website can be done for under $3,000. Alternatively, you can create a do-it-yourself site for free, or you can hire an offshore contractor and put up a site for under $500. However, it is unlikely either of those two solutions will help your business grow and impress customers. Also, consider how there are a lot of associated costs with any website built in a Content Management System (CMS). Hosting, website maintenance, security and version updates, responsive adjustments for devices, bug fixing, UX enhancements, integrations - the list goes on!
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Intermediate to Advanced Web Design Cost
Most established businesses or ones that want to enter the market to impress will opt to build a more intelligent website that is aligned with their brand and marketing strategies. These websites include strategy planning, goal setting and tracking, lead capture and nurturing systems, databases, sales AI, custom visuals, integrations to back-end apps and portals (like CRMs), and more. This level of web design ranges from $10,000 to $50,000 on average for initial builds.
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2022 Website Cost Factors & Features
As we’ve said many times in this post, your website cost comes down to what you need to get out of your site and how advanced you want it to be. If you need help determining what that is, we recommend reaching out for a chat with one of our web design experts.
By Scott Margenau & Jordan Latham