No matter what kind of business you run or what you do, the majority of your customers and prospects will be looking for a website to find out more about things like your services, products, contact information, location, and history, which is why it’s so important you have a website. As a web design company, “How much does a website cost?” is one of the most common questions we get asked, and for good reason.
If you’ve ever researched the cost of a website, you’ve likely noticed that most web design companies don’t publicly display their prices. While some companies might purposefully hide the cost of their services from you, the truth is that it’s hard to give a standard, fixed price for a website. Just like cars, websites are extremely customizable and every little feature you add or remove can influence their price. We’ll get to the actual costs of building a website later on, but first, let’s cover another important consideration — hiring a web design company.
Why You Should Hire a Web Design Company
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. Why hire a web design company when there are so many easy-to-use website builders? While that’s a valid point, website builders always come with a catch. First, what most don’t tell you is that there’s still a learning curve, regardless of how easy they claim to be. Additionally, many tend to restrict features and customizability — it’s part of what makes them so easy to use. On the more technical side of things, many site builders come bundled with hosting packages, which usually aren’t great, and they typically aren’t as SEO-friendly as custom-built websites. Sure, you might save a couple of bucks using a website builder, but you’re much better off hiring a professional web design company for your business website.
In other words, you should hire a web design company if you want a fast, fully customizable website for your business. This is especially important if you’re time-poor or aren’t technically inclined.
Costs of Building a Website
Building a website or having one built for you isn’t as simple as it sounds, which is why it’s so hard to give a single, fixed price for all websites. At minimum, the costs of building a website typically include:
- Type of website. Whether you need an e-commerce website or a plain page listing your services, the type of website you choose will affect how much it costs.
- Setup. Technical work such as setting up your web host, connecting domain names, and setting up platforms and themes (if any).
- Design & Development. The actual design of the website and development of website features.
- Content. Including any logos and copy that need to be created or tailored to fit your new website.
Moreover, other costs like hosting, training, and maintenance also need to be factored into the equation. Some web design companies offer them as optional extras, some don’t. Speaking of options, other factors that you control, like the number of pages, the complexity of your site, who hosts your site, and the type of features you want your site to have can all influence your website’s final cost. Thankfully, most web design companies offer several options to suit a wide range of budgets. In general, however, you should expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars for your website.
Hire a Professional Web Design Company in Calgary
Unlike many of our competitors, we at Begin with B are all about transparency. This is why we have a whole page dedicated to our Calgary web design and development package rates. Click here to browse a list of estimates for the services we offer. While we may not be the cheapest web design company in Calgary, we aren’t amateurs looking to make a quick buck, either. All our prices factor in the quality of our design services and the expectations we aim to fulfill for every customer. Connect with us today to request a free quote on any of our web design and development services.