How much does it cost to create a professional website? For the average website owner, the cost could be between $400-$600. Now, this assumes a few things that we need to be clear about. Number one, it assumes that we're talking about a real web design company, not someone who starts their own 'agency' on Upwork or Fiverr. Number two, we are assuming that the client is asking for a basic website, which may contain various elements, several landing pages, a sub-domain, About page, Contact page etc.all of the things you would expect to find on a typical website. Clients who want to have very large websites built with content and lots of pages can expect to pay $800-$1k.
Lastly, the kind of platform that you use to build your website will determine the price. For instance, a WordPress website might be slightly cheaper to have built than an HTML website. Why? With WordPress, there is less work to do. With HTML sites, we have to code each page manually, which takes much longer and requires more knowledge and skill.
Is WordPress Better than HTML?
At this point, we must mention that, although professional WordPress websites are easier and more cost-effective to create, there are a lot of advantages of having an HTML site. Put simply; WordPress themes, plugins, and page builders are limited in what they can do. With HTML, the only limit is the developer's creativity, and Webidextrous employs some of the most creative web designers and developers in the world, so this will not be a problem for us.
WordPress websites are easier to maintain on a monthly basis, and WordPress allows for easy page creation so that the client can create their own pages at will. Another feature of WordPress that makes it attractive to our clients is that WordPress uses plugins, which enables minimally skilled users to effect very advanced features and functions on their websites. Still, nothing can compare to a well-built professional HTML website!
About the Cost of Creating a Professional Website...
At Webidextrous, we get asked, "How much does it cost to create a professional website" all the time. The answer is that it depends. It depends on some of the factors we've discussed here as well as others. With that, we would like to advise you to adjust your thinking on the matter of pricing if possible. We understand that our clients have limited money. You can't spend money that you don't have, so even if you wanted to splurge on a fancy website, you can't do it if you don't have the money.
On the other side of the token, don't look at the cost of web design as an expense. Look at the cost of website creation as an investment. A professional website is essential for visitor retention, visitor conversions, and to get ranked in the search engines. A well-designed website will pay for itself over and over again.