Cheap Website Design
Small businesses may benefit from the set up of a website. Having a website can make your business grow by attracting customers from further afield. If a simple website is all that you need or money is an issue a cheap and simple website should be all that is needed. There are companies that specialise in small business design only. The exact cost will depend on what the site is intended for, how large the site is going to be and how much content needs adding. Having a clear idea what you need beforehand is a must as this will allow a web design company the chance to give you a more exact quote for how much it will cost. However, just because you are choosing a cheap website it does not mean it needs to be unprofessional or badly built.
What Should Be Included In My Site?
Before approaching a web design company it is important to consider exactly what you want included in your site or what message you want to get across. Knowing exactly what you need the site to include will allow the web designer to give you a more accurate quote. Registration of your domain name may or may not be included in the package cost. If it isn’t included you can register your own domain name for £10 upwards. Email addresses and web hosting are usually expected to be included in the cost of the overall design. Preferably make sure that the package includes a built in content management system. A content management system allows you as the owner of the site the opportunity to edit, remove and add data to the site as and when is necessary. This is important as you don’t want to have to go back to the design company directly every time you need to make small changes to something you have already paid for.
How Much Will It Cost?
It is possible to get some companies or individual web designers to build your site for under £200. This is likely to be the most basic package that you can find and will generally not include all that you need it to. There are genuine professionals out there that will design a site for this amount but they are very difficult to find. Generally you should expect to pay £200-£500 plus for the set up of a professional site that is easy to use and manage. The more professional or up market you decide you want the site to be the more expensive it is likely to cost. Some web design companies charge by how many pages you want the site to include with a basic package starting at four pages. If you need more than this then expect the price to be higher.
If you have had a content management system installed when the site was built then maintenance costs for the site should be quite low as you will be able to make most changes by yourself. Find out how much the web design company charges for additional maintenance beforehand in case you need it later. Annual payments for the re-registration of your domain name and for web hosting should also be taken into consideration. The web design company should be able to tell you how much web hosting costs are going to be. Take all calculations into consideration before deciding on the company you want to build your website.