Websites cost a lot of money to build. Whether they’re on WordPress or a custom CMS, designed from scratch or based on a theme, the design time and development time that goes into them is extensive. Time is money so the best agencies and freelancers command a handsome fee to get the job done.
For many companies a website is an essential part of their business. Think eBay, Amazon, and Just Eat. For others, a website is necessary to increase market reach. Think high-street retailers like John Lewis and House of Fraser. Sometimes, a website is simply a virtual business card with a phone number on it. Think plumbers and carpenters. Whatever the case, a website is an invaluable medium for most businesses.
We can secure the funding you need to build your new website. Quite often, businesses set a budget for their web presence which is unrealistic. Also quite often, business owners get a shock when they get their quote through.
It’s as simple as this – we can secure you the funds you need to build a website that would otherwise be out of your reach. If you can only afford silver, we can help you afford gold and invest in the website you really want.
Website build costs
The following costs are typical with design agencies:
- To build a 5-10-page service website on a WordPress theme with some graphic design and customisation, budget £1,500 to £3,000.
- To build a 5-10-page service website with a custom build (where the design and development is from scratch), budget £3,000 to £5,000
- To build a medium-sized e-commerce store using a pre-made theme on WordPress with WooCommerce integration, budget £4,000 to £7,000.
- To build a medium-sized custom e-commerce store on Magento or WooCommerce, budget £10,000 to £30,000.
- To build a large, custom e-commerce store (such as that on John Lewis, Argos or Currys) with a premium agency, budget £30,000 to £100,000.
- The cheapest option is to build and maintain a website via the DIY route. This is where you do it yourself. There are several website builders out there that enable you to build a website without any technical experience. They aren’t custom but they do get the job done. And should you need a custom element or two, you can hire a freelancer on an hourly rate.
If you need a custom job, costs increase as development time does. The bigger the site, the more products that need adding and the more time it takes to test everything. The cheapest sites to build are service websites because they don’t need a checkout, cart system or payment integration. However, this assumes no custom coding. Where custom elements are built, development fees increase exponentially.
It’s important to approach the process in funds so you have what you need to get started. If you have been quoted a price that’s out of your reach, we can help you secure the funds you need. Call us on 01234 240155 for a friendly chat with our loan team.