I’m just thinking out loud here so I may as well put it in a blog post. “Affordable” is a relative term: to some business owners, it may mean a $5k site, while others may flinch at paying $99 per month – I used that figure because I offer a fully managed website package at just that price BTW.
OK, so some people might say how can a $5000 website be called affordable. Look at it this way, if your business is such that it needs a website with many pages, or maybe some features that require some coding, etc, then $5k really might be a bargain, especially if it helps bring you increased business.
I did a search online and I actually found a website which called their webdesign package”affordable” even though it starts at $3,999, and I don’t think that includes the written content, though they do say that on-page SEO is standard. (that’s optimizing your written content for the search engines)
From their site, :
“You’ve been shopping around but you’re not finding an affordable option for getting your small business website up and running. You’ve got a business to run and you don’t have the time and energy to build and maintain a website! You need a customized design that matches your vision and brand, reliable hosting and domain registration. And perhaps most importantly, you don’t want to do it yourself!”
Local Web Design Prices Vary A Lot
So like I said, affordable depends on your outlook s well as your budget and business type. So far, my work has been at the more budget conscious prices – a lot of my clients are smaller service type businesses and they really don’t need an expensive site, just a basic (but nice) site that can be optimized for local search, and shows their potential customers that they are a legitimate business that does quality work, etc — that they are trustworthy.
And after working with some of them, I came up with my managed site solutions. Although their are some biz owners that just can’t be convinced that $99 a month is affordable – and that’s ok, and some of these guys actually do buy a basic 5 page site from me for a one-time price and handle the hosting themselves, and do end up saving a few bucks (but not time).
The main thing to keep in mind is value. Most small businesses benefit from having a website. People will do a little research online a lot of times before they buy, so it generally helps if you have a site with the info they want, even if it’s just a basic no-frills type. Get in touch, I can help you get a better online presence for your local business, with a website that you are going to be happy with – one that does represent you well and brings you more business!
(article credit: https://www.theaffordablewebguy.com/small-business-website-design-pricing/)