In the world of technology, questions that begin with “How much does it cost?” often have no single answer. So if you’re wondering how much it costs to make a website, we can only answer that it depends.
- What kind of website do you want to build?
- What profiles do you need to create it?
- What quality do you require?
- How soon do you need it?
These are all factors that have a major impact on the cost of creating a website. In this post, we’ll go over some of them and give you a few price estimations to get an idea of how much a website costs. Keep reading!
Index- How much does it cost to make a website?
- The price of a website
- Cost of a website depending on its type
- Services you might need
- Quality is key
- Receive a custom quote for your website
The price of a website
You may have seen all kinds of prices. Some claim to make a website for only €100, but to what extent is this true? There is a tool to find out how much does it cost to make a website called “How much to create a website?”
However, it’s a very basic tool that will give you just a first approximation. And it doesn’t take into account some other very important aspects when calculating the price of creating a website.
Another option is to go to our web and obtain a custom price estimate for your website. You’ll receive it by introducing your project’s characteristics and the services you need development, marketing, consultancy, etc. Depending on this and additional factors, an approximate price for your website is provided.
Cost of a website depending on its type
Let’s start with the very basics. Not all websites are the same. The features you will need will depend on which kind of business you have and on the activities you want to channel through your website.
We have several options at our disposal when it comes to defining the kind of website we need.
This is usually the cheapest option to make a website. In this case, we will only have to prepare the WordPress CMS in the desired domain and install the template we want. You can opt for a customised design, although that would increase the cost.
💡 Custom design in WordPress will increase the cost of your website.
Depending on the quality you are after, the development of a customised WordPress design ranges from €1,500 to €4,500. And if you also want your website’s design to be unique instead of using a predefined template, the cost could then exceed €5,000.
The price goes up significantly if you want to create an e-commerce store. Online stores are more difficult to manage and create, as this kind of website will contain many more unique sections and will take more time and effort to create.
There are several options for creating an online store: Woocommerce, Magento or Prestashop are the most well-known and businesses use them extensively. The process of creating an e-commerce website using these three technologies is more or less the same, perhaps with Prestashop being a little cheaper.
In any case, your minimum budget for creating your e-commerce website will range from €2,000 to €8,500.
A very basic tailored website could be made for about €2,500 but it will take us nowhere if it lacks a great web design or a good marketing strategy. These tailored websites apply to businesses that don’t fit into the descriptions we’ve been discussing above. These businesses need to manage their websites entirely.
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These businesses need to invest and reinvest in their website’s development and maintenance. To a point of spending thousands and thousands of euros in the first version of their tailored website.
An estimated cost could start at about €2,500 if no top-notch quality or design is required. Otherwise, we would be talking about an investment of around €16,000 for a custom web design and backed by a digital marketing strategy.
Services you might need
As we have anticipated before, development is not all that matters. You must take into account the services that you will require when outsourcing your website’s development.
This is the basic service you will need. However, outsourcing the development of a good website or creating it yourself is of no use if you don’t take website design into account.
Website design is closely linked to website development; they almost go hand in hand. You need a design that is properly thought out. The developer should help you achieve this. You’ll need a proper design whether you do it yourself or hire someone to get it done. It should be well thought out before website development begins. Otherwise, the development process will not be able to start.
We’ll now discuss creating a ‘Minimum Viable Product‘ (MVP). It’s another way of referring to the basic website that we need in order to get our project started. Developing this kind of website is expressly indicated for businesses that are getting started and need to create the first version of their website.
💡 An MVP is cheaper and allows introducing significant changes before launching the final version of your website.
In addition to website development and mobile applications, Yeeply offers you the option of hiring consultancy services for your project. This is especially recommended for companies that are newcomers to the digital or mobile environments and don’t know exactly how to tackle their projects.
We have digital environment experts that can advise you in creating the website or mobile application that suits your project best.
And now it’s time for some digital marketing. When it comes to websites, the sooner you start working with your marketing team, promoting your website and preparing its code to analyse its visits, the better. The marketing strategy very often starts before the website has been released to the general public. A small preparation or ‘set-up’ stage is needed before a website is launched. Keep this in mind when you get started with your website project.
Quality is key
Sometimes it’s not that you are seeking low quality, it’s that your project’s condition requires you to get started with a low-quality website. It’s logical to invest in a lower quality first version of your website if you want to launch an MVP, for instance.
And you will surely want to invest in a higher quality version when your company begins to grow and you want to take a qualitative leap. Very often, this quality boost results in great design and a good development process, but also in a project that is completely tailored to your needs. However, it goes without saying that it also requires larger budgets.
Receive a custom quote for your website
Every website is different and depending on the development team you hire, the cost of a website can vary a lot.
Do you want us to help you find the most competitive solution?
Yeeply is a platform of top-notch agencies and developers through which you can find the perfect team to create your website.
All you have to do is publish your project and we’ll take care of finding the professionals that best fit your needs, without exceeding your budget. Shall we get started?
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.