In the digital age, we want things fast and convenient, and we normally have this misconception that sleek and unique custom web designs equate to high costs. It may be true for some but here at Proweaver, we can provide you with the professional web designs you want at a cost that is within your working budget. We are committed to creating attention-catching and custom-made web designs for your company—designs that would keep your website visitors reading after their first glance and will definitely build a good lasting impression.
It is common knowledge that website development and design can be very expensive. Projects involving websites can sometimes be misleading since a simple webpage containing words, graphics, and icons may look like a basic project. But, then, most companies are often surprised when they hear the actual costs of building a new website or even to refresh an existing one.
The big question is—how much is the cost of website development and design these days?
In a typical agency, most of the money that goes into developing a website goes to the agency’s time. Websites, especially the customized ones, can definitely take a great deal of time in coming up with the accurate design and in ensuring that the right program is in place for it to run efficiently. Every page that is built for your website takes time and time is money.
Some questions that can be asked of you by your agency partners could be: Do you have an existing website or is this project for a new brand or business? What is the level of creative design that you want your website to have? How technical would you want it to be? What content do you wish to have on your website? How much effort will be required to maintain and market your website after it launches?
There are several factors in determining website cost. The price of one website as a whole is a cost in itself and separate charges can be incurred by companies based on the other intricacies that they want their website to have.
It is important to note that the primary factor in website cost is the complexity of your website. The more complex the website is, then the more time and effort is required to plan the website, develop its designs, built and market the site and, most importantly, maintain the site.
A website’s price would highly depend on the type of website that you want. A simple blog can be easier to set up and would cost less compared to an online shop which would require more pages than a blog. In order for your website to be successful, you need other things like content and marketing and these are considered additional costs.
It is equally important to know the level of creative design for your website. This is the tricky part because the creative design is subjective. The media and content that you wish to inculcate in your website’s design can sometimes eclipse its cost. Companies may already have vague ideas of what they want for their website but admittedly, they are quite unsure. We can help you be more specific with your idea. The faster we determine what you want for your site, the more time and costs you will save. During this phase, we can also help you by giving our inputs on the right design that is tailored fit for your company based on your goals, values, and the target audience you wish to connect with through your website.
You may need to consider additional costs for content writing. To make your site more attractive and informative, copywriting is essential in stringing coherent sentences together and have these statements consistent with your brand identity. Likewise, when we talk about website content, aside from the words, we also talk about visuals. High-quality visuals help your site become more pleasant to look at. Images can help in making your website relatable and easy to use for your website visitors. These items cannot just be found in the website’s main web page, as secondary or tertiary pages are still necessary and, in these pages, you still need to write copy, select images, and populate the page. So, that’s an additional cost for you.
After knowing the level of creative design and the content you want for your website, you may then work on the estimates of your site’s complex functionality. Normally, the costs incurred for the technical and programming portion of web development comprises almost half of the total website budget. However, we can make it less technical depending on how you want to save on costs. Consistency is an important value in retaining customers. Brand loyalty is a big challenge for several companies because of tough competition. Therefore, the need to adapt to changes and to be responsive to customers’ needs is a must for all companies. The same goes for your company website. It has to be consistent and responsive when it comes to its design regardless of the gadget that the customer uses. Having a responsive design means that your website remains aesthetically pleasing and fully functional when accessed through the desktop and through mobile phones. Having such a design will help avoid user frustration. After all, we would not want to frustrate our customers since our goal is to build a lasting impression and impress brand loyalty among them. Here at Proweaver, our website professionals will help in keeping your website consistent and easy to navigate on all device sizes.
Another cost you have to consider in website development and design is the optimization of the website foundation that will make your site easy to search on the Internet. The search engine optimization is important and can help in generating traffic and leads for your website. There are costs incurred for these types of services and the actual costs vary depending on other factors.
Finally, it is important to consider the maintenance and marketing costs after you have launched your website. These expenses should be factored into your budget. What are these maintenance costs? These costs may include the updating of texts, photos, products, and, most importantly, the updating of content in your website. Usually, the core content does not change; however, if your website has a blog or if you change and update your products and services, then you may have to incur additional expenses for these costs. Other maintenance costs include the updating or the upgrading of your site’s framework and plugins. These services cover the usual code updates, backups for your data, hosting, reporting, and additional security measures you want to place in your site. These updates require more time and more energy to manage, thus the additional costs.
Companies essentially are always on the lookout for methods on how to save money and make the business profitable. When it comes to developing an online presence for the business, it is imperative that just like the other marketing materials that are employed by the company, the website needs to project the same kind of image for customers. The more professional your website looks like, the more credible your company looks from the perspective of your website visitors.
To be more frugal, there are companies that succumb to using website templates found on the Internet because of the notion that they can save on costs. But that is not always the case. Custom web design may look expensive but the advantages of having one outweigh the actual costs that the company will give out over using a free template or purchasing a ready-made template.
Custom web design is significantly different from a typical ready-made template design because it gives companies the competitive edge that they need to stand out from their competition in the marketplace. Instead of spending your money on generic WordPress website layouts that can be used by several other businesses, we recommend getting Proweaver to create your website that we assure is tailored to your exact specifications and is original and unique. The best part about it is that we are cost-efficient and we can work within a set budget.
Despite the myth that custom web designs cost more than the usual generic templates, custom web designs actually cost less from the start, and continue to cost less to maintain over the lifespan of the website. We deliver you the website that you actually want instead of giving you someone else’s used template. Our globally competitive designs are the foundation that will surely produce long-lasting results and will help you achieve your business goals. Through our working partnership with our company’s clients, we are able to discover, plan, create, and build the design, layout, elements, and features for each website that will fit the needs of the company and will put your company’s marketing efforts on a higher pedestal.
In the modern world, competition is fiercer and has implemented means that would capture the attention of their target market. Naturally, this means that several companies may offer the same products and services that you have; therefore, standing out is an important aspect of getting your customers’ attention. Proweaver will help in delivering a creative and original product that will stand out from the crowd and will wow your customers.
When it comes to the cost, it’s fairly natural for many smaller businesses to decline from creating a website project. But there’s a way out for that. Here at Proweaver, you can tell us your allocated budget and we develop your web design without going above the budget. The price of each website is individual and, as stated, it depends on a lot of factors.
We can keep your website simple to save time and money and focus on your brand’s core message without compromising the uniqueness of your website’s designs. We can focus your website design around what you want your customers to get every time they visit your website. This would prevent your website from being unpleasant and complicated.
Overall, the cost of developing and designing a company website boils down to these key important resources: the time you are prepared to commit in finishing the website project, technical knowledge or skills on coding processes and the use of different applications for website development, design skills or the level of creativity of one to accurately make web designs, and the money that you are willing to invest for the project. Finding out how much your website will cost you doesn’t have to be very complicated; one must only have the right questions and the right ideas in mind. Once a company has a better understanding of what resources are available, then they will have a better idea on how their website should look like and how cost-efficient they would want it to be.
Knowing the cost of your website is actually the easy part of the process. The more difficult task is knowing who to trust in building your company’s website. Finding the right agency can be difficult, thus the need to really know the level of professionalism, the caliber of designs, and how cost-efficient an agency is before choosing to partner with one.
With Proweaver, you can be assured that website development and design can be affordable. We will help in structuring your content and strengthening the image that your brand wishes to project. This cost-saving aspect of our services can certainly extend to the futuristic gains the website will bring to your business.