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          Cost to Build a Website

          On average, though, it costs around $200 to build a website, with an ongoing cost of around $50 per month to maintain it. This estimate is higher if you hire a designer or developer – expect an upfront charge of around $6,000, with an ongoing cost of $1,000 per year.

          Website Feature Upfront Website Cost
          Website Domain $12 - $60
          Website Hosting $35 - $600
          SSL Certificate $0 - $200
          Website Template or Theme $0 - $200
          Ecommerce Functionality $20 - $24,000
          Website Content $0 - $5,000
          Apps and Integrations $0 - $100
          SEO and Marketing $0 - $90


          Web Designer Breakdown

          So, what exactly are the costs involved in hiring a web designer? The table below breaks down the different factors that you pay for, to give you a better idea of exactly what you’re paying for, and the average costs involved:

          Factors Hiring a Web Designer
          Setup $160
          Design & Building $5,000
          Content Creation $500
          Training to Use it $600
          Maintenance $500
          Total $6,760


          This highlights some of the often unseen costs of using a web designer, such as having to train to use your own website after they’ve made it. The average cost of hiring a web designer to build your website is $6,760. 

          You’ll likely find there’s some overlap here with the WordPress building method, because many designers and developers use WordPress to create their sites.

          In fact, one way of cutting down the cost of hiring a web designer is to buy a premium WordPress theme and then ask the designer to customize it for you, rather than getting them to build you a site from scratch. 

          Website Content Creation

          Once the framework of your site has been designed, you need content for your website. Designers can charge for content creation by the hour, or by project:

          • $50 – $80 per hour
          • $250 – $500 minimum charge per project. This may include a minimum of 3 pages, and additional pages will be a slightly cheaper.
          • Logo or branding design will be about $100 – $1500 depending on the extent of the branding design you need.

          You may also want to budget for ongoing maintenance costs. That’s usually about $100 – $500 per year, provided you don’t make any major alterations to your website design.

          Here’s a summary of the various costs involved in hiring a professional to build your site for you:

          Website Setup Costs Hosting Cost: $5 – $250/month
          Hiring a Pro to Set Up: $50 – $200 (1-time fee)
          Time: 1 to 6 hours
          Website Builder Software Learning Costs Paid Tutorials: $50/month
          Time to Learn Basics: Few hours
          Time to Learn WordPress: Weeks
          Website Design Costs Basic Templates: $35 – $50
          Premium Templates: $80 – $200
          Template Alterations: $300 – $1,000
          Custom Design: $5,000 – $10,000+
          Website Building Costs Free if you do it yourself (but will cost you time)
          Hourly Costs of a Designer: $50 – $80/hour
          Average Cost of Content Population: $500 – $5,000*
          The range is wide as it depends on how much content you have, and how many pages.
          Website Maintenance Costs Developer Cost: $100 – $180 per hour
          Estimated Annual Cost: $500 – $1,000


          Web Designer Website Cost: Summary

          Average price range: $6,000 – $10,000+

          Two charges:

          Upfront cost: $5,000 – $10,000+ 
          Ongoing charge: $500 – $1,000 per year

          What do you pay for? 

          • Security and hosting included in some packages (always check)
          • Web design
          • Website creation
          • Content creation
          • Ongoing maintenance

          Source: https://www.websitebuilderexpert.com

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