Building a website can be a costly undertaking, especially if you’re hiring a professional web designer or developer. There are several different factors that can impact the cost of building a website, including the complexity of the site, the type of features and functionality you want, and the level of customization you require.

Here are some common costs you might incur when building a website:

Domain Name Registration

In order to have a website, you’ll need to register a domain name, which is the address that people type into their web browser to access your site. Domain name registration typically costs around $10-25 per year. When choosing a domain name, typically the name should be short, easy to remember and easy to search for in a web browser.

Website Hosting

Web hosting is the service that stores your website’s files and makes them available to visitors. Prices for web hosting vary widely, depending on the type of hosting you choose (shared, VPS, or dedicated), the amount of resources you need, and the length of the hosting contract. I can help you with a hosting plan.

Design & Development

If you’re hiring a professional to design and build your website, you’ll need to budget for their time and expertise. Web design and development costs can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the complexity of the site.

Content Creation

If you don’t have the skills or resources to create your own website content, you may need to hire a content writer or editor. This can add to the overall cost of building your website. Having all your content “ready to go” will reduce the cost of building your site.

Ongoing Site Maintenance

Once your website is up and running, you’ll need to budget for ongoing maintenance and updates. This can include things like page, product and post updates, software updates, backups, and security measures.

Overall, the cost of building a website can vary widely depending on your specific needs and goals. It’s important to carefully consider your budget and the resources you have available before getting started. Typically, if you have all your content ready to go such as your images and text with their headings, I can help you set this up fairly quickly.

I’d love to work with you and help you get your business out there! If you’re looking for a great web hosting company, I happily recommend SiteGround. They are my go-to hosts. I can also provide a shared hosting plan for you if you’re interested.