This is one of hundreds of videos where I answer the most commonly asked questions related to website development. Today’s question is, “How much should I expect to pay for a website?” This is a fantastic question because you can be all over the board with quotes from web developers.

Let’s say you walk into a car dealership and you’re just looking for a simple sedan, maybe an Accord or a Camry. You walk in there and you generally have an idea what a sedan type of vehicle costs. If the car dealer mentions, “We’re selling this Camry for $25,000” you’re going to say, “Wait a minute! That’s way too much! What does this car do to justify such a price?” Or if you go to another dealership and they said, “This one is on sale! It’s actually a thousand bucks” you would say, “What’s wrong with the car?”

So with the website, most small business owners don’t even have a perspective as they walk in to meet with that web developer about how much a website costs. I’ve seen websites go as high as $80,000, that’s a very complicated website probably, or I don’t know how that web developer sleeps at night. I’ve seen people hire just the high school kid down the street that builds it in his basement for a hundred bucks or a couple of hundred bucks.

We at Fiddler Online we develop websites anywhere from $179.00 a month to $259.00 a month, anywhere in there depending on the features that you want in your website. Always remember that you will probably get what you pay for.  So $80,000? I’ve seen pretty bad websites made for $50,000 but nonetheless, generally you get what you pay for so just remember that. To give you a clear answer on how much does a website generally cost, I would say for a small business website I’ve seen them in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. But again with Fiddler Online there’s a monthly model where it’s $179.00 to $259.00 a month, which is about equivalent to that $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 price range so good luck and look out for those shady website developers.

Kurt

Kurt Francom is a former partner at WordXpress. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has two kids and a massage therapist wife Alanna (a mechanic never has time to work on his own family cars). Kurt enjoys reading, writing, time-travel movies, attending college football games in the fall, and drawing caricatures.