How Much Does a Small Business Website Cost

Everything needs to be a little tidy and plan ahead if you plan to build and publish your website which includes getting a rough  estimates on how much does a small business website cost.  It is fun to get your budget right from the start but it is more fun in seeing the end results of your project.

Cost for an Information/ Marketing Website

A small company needs to have a marketing website. They will provide the content of their site including the logo, text, headshots, and a video of their CEO. They also provide their own short list of websites and web design ideas they like during their meting of the Project Manager and Art Director. The website is approximately 8-10 pages. However, they don’t require databases but the developers will use a 3rd-party email management to enable their company to collect client inquiries and send emails.

Estimate is as follows:

Interface Design( flash included): 20 hours
Programming: 32 hours
Project Management: 18 hours
Total: 70 hours

        Total Cost: $6,300

Deliverables:

Following is a semi-complete list of the deliverables from the developer’s team:

  • Planning record that lists imaginative and internet site goals.
  • Content listing and schedule.
  • Access to project management tool (if desired).
  • 2 home page design options that will get altered according to client input to arrive at one approved design.
  • Design for websites (based on the home page design) and all associated graphics.
  • Flash elements of design (usually a promotional animation).
  • Programming for the web site and integration of 3rd-party email management tool.
  • Integration of all client content.
  • Integration of Google Analytics.
  • Upload to client’s hosting server and setup of email addresses.
  • Testing and Release.
  • Proactive submission of site to the important search engines.
  • By the end of the project provide the customer with a entire copy of all authentic files on CD (.PSD, .FLA, HTML, etc).

Cost for an Ecommerce Website

A small company needs to have a marketing  and a ecommerce website. They will provide the content of their site including the logo, text, headshots, product photos and PDF downloads. They also provide their own short list of websites and web design ideas they like during their meting of the Project Manager, Tech Director and Art Director. Furthermore, they have a merchant account.

Estimate is as follows:
Interface Design( flash included): 24 hours
Programming with Php-based cart for online shopping: 60 hours
Project Management: 30 hours
Expect to pay a little for the hosting and an SSL certificate
Total: 114 hours

     Total Cost: $10,260

Deliverables:

The deliverables in marketing site but add an extra hours for tutorials and  training of the ecommerce solutions.

Cost for a Membership Website with CMS

A website with their own brand name needs to be created with a membership and email marketing components. They will provide the content of their site including the logo, text, headshots, and videos. They also provide their own short list of websites and web design ideas they like during their meting of the Project Manager, Tech Director and Art Director.

Estimate is as follows:
Branding design and online style guide: 36 hours
Interface Design(includes flash): 60 hours
Programming: 140 hours – HTML, PHP and CSS  with incorporation and customization of Drupal or other similar CMS and membership modules.
Email template design and programming: 16 hours
Project Management: 48 hours
Expect to pay a little for the hosting and an SSL certificate
Total: 290 hours

Total Cost: $26,100

 

Basic Website Requirements

Aside from what are mentioned above, you also need to pay for your domain name and premium web hosting service. Typically, the following expense does apply to estimating the cost in creating and publishing your website online:

  • Domain Name – The domain name is required to possess a distinctive identity for web site. The site owner can enroll her/his domain names at any certified best domain registrar. The charge is approximately $10/year.
  • Web Hosting – With respect to the type of web hosting service the web site owner avail, it can charge her/him roughly $10 to $100 annually. The best web host so far right now is Hostgator. They’ve got incredibly long, 45 days money-back guarantee, so you’ve got ample time to test them out out. They’re rated A+ by Better Business Bureau which exhibits their dedication to client satisfaction. You also don’t need to pay the full price for the first month.

  • Website Online Marketing –  cost roughly around $750 a month or more

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