Does it Cost to Hire a Web Designer?
My name is Joel, and I've
been designing websites for over 15 years. The question I'm asked most often is "How much does a website cost?"
The short answer is that the price depends on how much time
is spent building a site, that will do what you need
it to do. But I can explain it a little better than that, so keep reading.
Different factors that the cost of a website
The quality of the graphics
The number of pages the
site will have
If the designer also writes
text for you
If it will be
"optimized" to rank well on search sites like Google
Graphics: When I say
graphics, I'm talking the look of your site. Like the pictures
you see at the top of this page. The buttons you see to the
right of this text. The more hours needed to design a
site's graphics, the higher the cost will be. It's a bit
like getting an estimate on having a house built. The bigger
and fancier the house, the more time it takes to build. And the time
needed factor into what you'll pay.
Number of Pages:
Some businesses are simple, and only need a four-page site.
But some businesses offer dozens of services or products, and
need more than just a few pages. The time it takes to create
those pages will factor into your quote.
Good website text about a product or service can be the
difference between getting more customers, and not. A great web
design company usually has a team member that can write
quality text ("copy") for a site. The more that
person knows about advertising psychology and writing, the
more the site can cost.
Optimization: SEO is a number of techniques used to
make a website be found easier on search sites like Google,
Yahoo, and Bing. The more time spent on SEO, the more a
website (or promoting it) can cost.
So Here's What
Most Design Firms Charge....
$2,500 to $5,000 for a
basic website. And that doesn't always include added fees for
that design company to write text for the site. Or to make
your site show up well on search engines like Google. In fact,
it's not unusual for some web design companies to charge
$10,000 to $50,000 for a website. Seems expensive, doesn't it?
Well the good news is that there's a more affordable option.
We're Delta Creations. On average, our clients pay only $500
to $3,000 for a website. But this week only, we're also
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There's a contact form
below if you'd like to take advantage of this limited time
offer. Or if you'd like more free answers from me (I'll reply
to you personally), you may also just keep reading to learn
So why do we charge much less than
Two reasons. First, we aren't some oversized web design
company with dozens of employees. Many design companies have
employees that only specialize in one thing. Graphics, SEO,
writing, etc. Each employee gets a yearly salary. And guess
who ends up paying more for a website, to keep that big
You pay. But Delta Creations is
small. We like being small. Fewer team members,
but with years of experience. That means you get the same great
website those oversized design companies build, but
less people need to work on it. Which means we can charge
you less. Saving money on quality advertising is a good thing.
The second reason we
charge less: we don't pay for advertising. We have more than a decade of experience in getting our client websites to show up
well on Google. Think about how you just
found our site. It was at the top of Google, wasn't it?
Many other web design
companies pay for advertising. They have to pay search
sites like Google and Bing, so that their own site shows up
at the top of the results. They didn't earn that spot because
they knew how to make their site rank well. They paid for it.
That advertising costs them money. Which means they have to
keep their website design charges high, to help cover their own
What about companies that charge a small
monthly fee, or start off with a free trial?
There are some design companies that won't give
you a big quote. They just ask you to pay them a small fee every
month. That sounds affordable, right? But there's something
that those design companies aren't telling you.
Many of those companies are using a "template" to create sites
for people. A template is a pre-made site. It's not
custom. Except for maybe your logo. That means one of your
local competitors can actually buy the same looking website as
you. Your potential customers may even think YOU tried to copy
your competitor's site.
Even worse, you don't "own"
the website layout. In most cases, if you stop paying the
monthly fees, the web design company won't let you keep your
site. And it doesn't help that many of those "cookie cutter"
sites don't rank well on search sites like Google,
compared to a custom site done from scratch. But here's the
Over time, you
can pay much more for a site with monthly fees, than if you
had just gotten a custom one in the first place. Sure, you can pay $30 or $50 a month for a
website. It doesn't sound expensive when you think about it
that way, right? But do the math. After ten years, you will
have spent $3,000 to
$5,000 in fees. Maybe more. But for less than half
that, you could have gotten an original site, that was yours to
Should you get a friend
or relative to create your website?
There's an expression that web designers use:
"Brother in Law Syndrome." It's what we call it when a
business owner lets a brother in law, nephew, etc talk them
into letting them design their business website for free. Or
next to nothing. Hey, they're saving money if they do that,
right? But that business owner doesn't realize something.
What they don't realize is
that they can end up losing money over time. Just because a
friend, co-worker or relative knows how to create a website,
it doesn't mean that they know how to get it on Yahoo, Bing
and Google well. It doesn't mean that they know how to write
text using sales psychology techniques, to make site visitors
become paying customers. So you might save a
few bucks on advertising. But at the expense of losing
a ton of money in potential business, if your site doesn't
Questions About Website Design?
Again, I'm Joel. And I'd
love to hear from you. I'm the owner and head web developer of
Delta Creations. My company has developed over 400 websites since 2001.
I can give you free answers to any of your web design
questions. We design websites for clients
throughout the United States, and worldwide.
I can answer your
questions, or give you a free quote on having a website built.
So give me a call right now at
225-337-4360. Or just fill out the easy contact form above.
The form results will go straight to my personal email, and I'll
contact you ASAP.