This is a question that is asked a lot, and we would like to ensure that a detailed answer is given. The short answer is that you get what you pay for. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that a cheap website is bad. Rather than asking ‘How much does a website cost?’, we believe you should ask ‘How much value will a website bring?’. For example, if you would like an online shop which could grow your business tremendously, then it is worth spending more money to do it properly first time. On the other hand, if you are just creating a blog or brochure website, then there are plenty of cheaper ways of achieving this.

Brochure Websites

These are the common and cheaper websites which gives your business an online platform for customers to connect with you. These websites usually consist of 5-10 pages and give customers information about your company, offering ways to contact you. Some companies starting out may want to use a free/cheap website builder service such as Wix. This can get you online for an extremely low cost. The problem with these websites is that they are usually built without thoughts as to how a user would interact with a website. You could enlist a web developer for this sort of website for as little as £195. This would ensure things are set up correctly, allowing for more customers to connect with your business. Depending on your requirements and how bespoke you would like your website, this figure increase quite quickly to £1000’s.

E-Commerce Websites

These website are more expensive due to the complexities of setting them up. There is a lot more work involved in them, however there are still options for pricing. If you feel like you are tech savvy, then you could at creating a Shopify website using templates available online. This can be a very quick and easy way of getting your shop available online to customers. However, if you would like something more professional, and know that you can depend on a web developer should any problems arise, then you probably want to enlist a web developer. These sorts of websites will cost you a minimum of £995 to get started with a web developer. Depending on how bespoke it needs to be can easily reach £10,000+.

Final Thoughts – How much does a website cost?

Hopefully from reading this blog, you understand that the price of a website isn’t as simple as the price you pay. The ‘price’ you pay should prove value and return on investment for your company. Companies look to explain the pricing structure, such as household quotes, so take a look at what they say too. No matter what you are looking for, we would love to help you take your business online. Whether that is through our own services, or advising you what options are available to you. Get in touch with us now for a no obligation quote or advice on moving forward.

Having a WordPress website created for you, or creating one yourself, can be an extremely cost effective way of giving your business an online presence. However, one thing that is sometimes forgotten is to continue managing your WordPress website. The main reasons why this is so important to keep up, is for the security and the speed of your website. There is a great article that explains in more depth why it is so important which you can find here.

Managing your WordPress website

Managing your WordPress website – Security

Security is the most important reason for you to continue managing your WordPress website. Having out of date themes and plug-ins makes your website extremely vulnerable to any malicious attacks. The longer your website is out of date, the more at risk your website is to these attacks. Keeping your themes and plug-ins up to date isn’t always a hard task, however sometimes problems can occur. When the plug-ins or themes aren’t compatible once they have been updated. This is why it is always leave the management of your website to a website developer that will be able to fix any issues should they occur once the plug-ins have been updated. You should be looking to ensure your plug-ins are update once per week, or at the very least once per month. This will ensure that your website’s risk to malicious attacks is kept to a minimum.

Managing your WordPress website – Speed

Speed is yet another reason for you to continue managing your WordPress website. By updating your themes and plug-ins, you will allow them to make use of the most up to date technologies available.This will usually in turn make your website work faster and more smoothly than leaving your website to go out of date. It will also give you the latest functionality available to you at the time.

How can we help?

Here at Genius Computing, we offer our customers a managed hosting plan for £45/month. This plan includes the hosting of your website on a fast VPS server, weekly updates, weekly backups, and pro-active monitoring. We can be managing your WordPress website whilst you spend your time managing the business. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.