The Cost of Quality

Content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, and design templates have made it extremely simple for small business owners to build and manage their own website. If you don’t count your sweat equity, you can usually get a site up and running for less than $250. But do you really want to spend your time learning all the skills necessary to set up your own website? I mean, you could learn everything, but then when are you going to use that skill again? Probably never again.

The cost of your website will be based on the size and complexity of the site. A five-to-ten page site that introduces you and your company to the world will be much less than a site that has the capabilities to process orders online.

When budgeting for a new site, you should take the following into consideration:
Domain Registration:
Cost:$10-$15 per year

Hosting:
You have to store your files somewhere where they they can be viewed from the internet. Hosting fees are to pay someone to store your files and maintain the servers to ensure that they are operating 24/365. Fees are different based on the number of visitors to your site and site complexity. Average cost for a small business is between $8-$20 per month

Graphics:
Unless you already have a logo, you will have to create a logo for your company. You could find use a company online like logoinn.com or hire a graphic designer with estimated fees of between $50-$150 per hour.

Web Developer:
Website Developers are folks like myself, are people who have the skills to know how to set up your site, customize your template, and publish all of your content to your new site. Developers can save you significant amounts of time by setting up your site and getting it live on the internet. Fees for developers range between $50-$150 per hour as well.

I would love to help you set up your site and get you off the ground and running. I also can provide you the tools necessary to keep your site updated for years to come.

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