Website Price Guide

The six million dollar question . . . How much to build a website?

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Example costs

I'm happy to display my fees because all of my clients benefit from the same affordable prices. I'm able to keep my prices competitive because I build websites very quickly using Webflow.  I also work from my home office, which means I have low overheads.

Starter Website

£

250

1 Page

An entry-level 'scrolling' website that rarely changes.

+ Annual Fees

Standard Hosting

Includes occasional edit requests, plus SSL certificate. (Secure padlock)

£

126

per year

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Brochure Website

£

410

5 Pages

A website that rarely changes.
EG: Home, About, Services, Products & Contact pages.

+ Annual Fees

Standard Hosting

Includes occasional edit requests, plus SSL certificate. (Secure padlock)

£

126

per year

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CMS Website

£

570

8 Pages

Includes a blog feature, allowing you to create new articles and also easily edit content on the static pages.

+ Annual Fees

CMS Hosting

Secure AWS hosting with many backup restore points.

Up to 3 website admins.

£

200

per year

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Ecommerce Website

£

830

30 Products

3 product categories. EG: Shirts, Trousers & Shoes.

+ Annual Fees

Ecommerce Hosting

Secure AWS hosting with many backup restore points. *Selling fees apply.

Up to 3 website admins.

£

400

per year

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Website Price Guide

It's not all about the price

If you're thinking of investing in a new website, I would encourage you to consider the other aspects of what you are investing in, rather than judging on price alone.

It is important to remember that your new website (and your relationship with the web designer) should be long-term.

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Factors to consider

Other Options...

The cheapest option

A Self-build Website

This may be your cheapest option, but it will likely result in an ineffective and poor performing website.

Example of website
Example of website

A typical self-build website. These often look amateurish, with poor design choices, inconsistent layouts and zero work 'behind the scenes' to ensure the website gets found by Google.

Credibility

A self-build will suffer from poor conversion rates if it appears amateurish or does not communicate your value proposition effectively. This will result in your visitors quickly moving to one of your competitor's professional websites.

Search Engine Optimisation

A self-build will not be professionally optimised for search engines. This means that very few new customers will ever find you, as you website will be buried way down the search listings.

Slow website

Cheap online web builders such as Wix or WordPress create huge amounts of 'bloated' code. This will give your visitors a slow, frustrating experience as each page slowly loads.

Plus, slow websites get penalised by Google, which will adversely affect your search ranking.

you get what you pay for

Online Marketplaces

Another option is to use an online marketplace such as Fiverr or Upwork to connect you to freelancers around the world who are offering a cheap service. Whilst ideal for one-off services, such as graphic design or explainer videos, I would advise you to think very carefully for using this type of service for your website.

Most are based overseas

This can result in communication, timezone and long-term accountability problems.

It's an unhappy race to the bottom

These marketplaces are crowded with tens of thousands of freelancers across the globe. The only way most of them can pick up work is to compete on price. This quickly demotivates them to invest effort on your project, especially as 20% of their already low fee goes to the platform provider.

Freelancers quickly come and go

I have several clients who came to me after discovering their overseas web designer had simply 'vanished' leaving them high and dry.

Online marketplaces

My closest competitors on price

The Franchise Model

Some web design companies form part of a franchise or national network model that flood the internet with a website for every town. This can give the impression of being local, but the reality can be quite different.

Franchise web design

Your Account Manager probably isn't a web designer

It's highly likely your account manager has never built a website and will be driven by sales targets.

The web designer is many miles away

The person building your website is likely to be a very long distance away. Will your account manager be able to effectively communicate your vision to them?

High ongoing fees

Most of these companies will tempt you with modest monthly fees. Warning: These fees are for the entire life of the website, which will be considerably more expensive.

All the bells and whistles

Pro Agency

Granted, you'll get a fantastic website, but the fee will be eye-watering. If money is no object, then this could be the best option for you.

Best suited to corporate organisations

These companies are really best suited to corporate organisations who have an impressive budget or need specialist website functionality.

Large team

There will be a whole team of 'creatives' working on your project, each bringing their own expertise to the different stages of your project's design and build.

pro web design agencies