The BIG question: HOW MUCH WILL A WEB SITE
The short answer is our base rate is $85.00 an hour for all web design and programming services.
The long answer is much harder to give you because the cost depends on many
factors. A site can cost just about anything -- from a few hundred dollars
to thousands. A web site can be one single page, or it
can be a complex interactive, multimedia extravaganza with on-line shopping systems,
custom programming, links to interactive data collection systems
. . . well . . . you get the idea.
That's why it's so important to define your objectives
before you begin because, like buying a car, those fabulous
extras can dramatically up the cost. And like buying
a car, you need to decide what you really want, and what
you really 'need' before you sign on the dotted line. That's
why we've created out FREE Web Site Project Evaluation.
It's a good first step in helping to define exactly what
you need a web site to do and some realistic idea of how
much it will cost.
If you want a quick way to estimate how
much your site would cost we've come up with a simple
formula that will get you in the ballpark.
After doing many sites we've discovered if we take the total number of pages
and divide them into the number of hours it has taken us to create the site,
it averages out to about 5 hours a page. So to get a fairly accurate estimate
take the total number of pages you think you will need and
multiply them by 5. This will give you the number of
hours it will take to create your site. Then take the total number of hours
and multiply that by our base rate of $85/hr and you'll have a rough idea
of how much your site will cost to create.
This way of estimating will only give you a rough idea
as there may be many factors that would reduce or increase
the actual cost. We'd like to remind you that we strongly
recommend you complete our FREE EVALUATION before you
begin developing any site so you only estimate based on
what you actually need. It really pays to produce detailed
plans before the fact.
In addition you have to be aware of the monthly hosting
fee to keep your live online 24/7. As part of our package
we offer complete hosting services average about $39.95
a month. We are not an ISP so we do not provide internet
access. We are only a hosting provider not an internet service provider.
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Marketing expenses can range all over the spectrum depending
on how aggressive you want to be and what you want your
web site to accomplish.
The main things you need to realize is there is no magic bullet to getting
people to your web site. Just because it's there doesn't mean people will flock
to it. You should look at your web site as if it's another store front. you need
to market it just like you need to market anything else.
One of the best ways
to market your web site is to simply include your web site address on all of
your current marketing materials. Or you can produce specific materials just
to promote your site. Basically there are many ways to go about marketing your
site. But as with any conventional marketing efforts, you will need to define
your objectives and pick the appropriate avenues to get your message out. There's
really no magic bullet when it comes to marketing on the web. So once you've
defined your objectives, marketing expenses can then be calculated. Otherwise
it comes back to the "It's
like buying a car" issue.