How Much Should a Website Cost in 2018?

  • 18th October 2018

It's 2018 and thousands of people are still overpaying for their company websites.

Thankfully, there is a way to avoid this and still get a quality site for your business.

If you google “web design company” your search will return 924 million results.

In 2018, everyone needs a website, and there are plenty of companies out there who are willing to create one for you.

With so many options, it can be difficult to know what kind of website you need: template, e-commerce or bespoke. There are also hundreds of choices for who you task to actually create your site.

Sadly, many make the wrong decision.

Lots of small businesses walk into contracts with website providers not knowing what they’re signing for. They overpay their web designer and end up with an unsuitable site for their needs, with disastrous results both for their bank balance and their business.

Why do people end up overpaying for their websites?

The simple fact is with so many options, it’s very easy to pick the wrong type of website for what your business needs.

Unless you’re well versed in tech-jargon and know your programming languages and developer frameworks back to front, it can be difficult to communicate your needs to your web designer.

People overestimate the features they need.

Not only does this mean paying more for the time it takes to set-up these features, but also for the upkeep of elements that don’t actually add that much value to your site or your business.

Why shouldn’t you just go for the cheapest option?

The answer isn’t necessarily to get the cheapest website you can find.

Though finding a freelancer who can put up your site quickly and cheaply may seem like the best option, it could spell trouble later on. A cheap website is likely to look exactly that: cheap.

Skimping could mean a hefty payout down the line.

Saving in the short term can’t help you if your shop fails, you face a security breach, you have problems scaling or when your customers turn away dissatisfied. Don’t underestimate the hidden costs of a broken website.

So how do you know who to trust?

Smart business owners look for a “Goldilocks” website provider - not overpaying for features you don’t need, not scrimping at the expense of quality, but just right.

The Website Experts exist to make sure that people get the best website possible, tailored to their specific needs.

That’s why we work with partners from large website builders, attentive smaller agencies and experienced individual developers.

We believe that everyone deserves a beautifully designed website.

So once you’ve filled in a few details, we match your profile with one of our trusted partners who will be able to create the best website for you.