So you’re trying to save costs, but you really don’t want to end up with a budget garage-looking job for your company’s website. But you’ve spoken to a few agencies, and they’re charging upwards of five figures and your toes are curling… what are you going to do?! You’ve tried doing it yourself. The free websites have annoying “powered by Weebly” tags on the footers or the headers, or “Make your own, with Wix!” and that just doesn’t look right. I get it! You’re at the end of your tether, and about to give up and just have a FaceBook page on its own instead.
Well, let me help you out!
Well, how long is a piece of string?
Just kidding! First of all, there are costs that you can’t avoid, regardless of who you get to build your website (or even if you do it yourself). Chances are, you know you need a host. And a domain name. Plus, if you don’t want to be cold-called and sent a tonne of random emails about Russian brides, you may need to pay a bit extra for “domain privacy”. These costs are unavoidable, and range between $200 – 500 per year for the average small-business website. This is the bare-bones cost, with no administration or setup included. That’s just what you need to run the site.