I’ve created all kinds of websites since the web went public in 1995. As Internet technologies evolved, sites changed from being very simple to more complex. Over time, the cost of a web presence increased depending on the need for customization as well as the “bells and whistles” built into any site project.
After all is said and done, it comes down to this: The cost of a website depends upon three factors:
1. what you need,
2. what you want, and
3. how what you can afford fits in.
To give you an idea about current cost conditions, working with Cavanaugh Interactive, the average cost of a state-of-the-art website is between $1,500 to $3,500. Depending upon your needs and how well you’ve prepared, that price could fluctuate higher or possibly even lower.
Some of the latest features include:
- Custom design with up to two sets of revisions
- A complete content management system (CMS)
- De facto features like search, galleries, slideshows, video and/or contact form
- Web standards, i.e., peace of mind knowing the site is accessible across all major browsers and mobile devices
- On-site search engine optimization
- Easy newsletter management by integrating with MailChimp
- Blogging capabilities to allow you to create content that gets noticed on Google
Other useful features you might need:
- Ecommerce – $500-$2,000
- PayPal integration – $250
- Forums – $1,000
- Blog strategies and article writing
- Social media support
- Google Analytics
If there is another function that isn’t listed here, of course it can be accommodated as part of your plan.
Keep in mind that each project is different and these prices are subject to change. Please contact me to get an exact quote.
One final thought
Ask yourself if you want to do this again in six months. If we agree that your answer is “no,” then working with Cavanaugh Interactive will get you the latest and greatest technologies to keep your site productive and fresh.