In 2022, a website will cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000, depending on who you hire to make it.
More and more people are creating websites every day, so the price will only continue rising as demand increases. However, if you’re looking for a quality website that looks great and functions well, you should expect to pay at least $3,000.
Keep reading to learn more about what goes into the cost of a website and how to get the best deal for your budget.
What Goes Into the Cost of a Website?
Here are some of the things that will affect the cost of your website:
Hosting and Web Server Costs
First, there are costs associated with, what we will call, the “techy,” side of things. These things are the components associated with having your site online and ready to be found online:
Purchasing your domain is one of the first things our clients do, and you should as well. Your domain is what your website is known as. It’s the text that people type in to find you. In our case, blaksheepcreative.com is our domain. (sidebar: typing in www isn’t necessary).
About a zillion companies like GoDaddy, Squarespace, and even Google allow you to purchase your custom domain for around 15 dollars per year.
Your web host is where your website “lives.” This is where all of the magic happens. The user types your domain into their browser, which (we’ll spare you all of the gory details) is then directed to a server containing all of the zeros and ones.
The price of website hosting varies anywhere from a few dollars to a few hundred per month. This depends on the host, server, location, and many features and options. We host websites located on high-end, cloud-based servers with 99.9% uptime. Check out our hosting options and compare them to a recent review of the top 10 best web hosting companies on hostingadvice.com.
What exactly is an SSL Certificate? So, you remember back when you had to type HTTP:// into your browser’s search bar? Then for some reason, you started having to type HTTPS:// Yup! That has to do with SSL Certificates.
SSL stands for secure socket layer, a fancy way to say that your data is protected. While they have been around for quite some time, in 2014, Google began pushing them.
Initially, the search engine giant started ranking sites with SSL certificates installed (HTTPS://) over those without (HTTP://). Then in 2018, they took it to the next level. Google Chrome took severe measures to show its users which websites have no data encryption.
When visiting a non-secure site, Google’s Chrome browser will mark HTTP websites with no secure SSL certificate as ‘Not Secure,”
Now, your typical internet user will slap their back button and go to the next site.
Not too good for your business now, is it?
The good news is that you can make sure that your potential customers don’t get these warnings AND keep both your data and theirs secure just by installing an SSL certificate.
Again, the price varies on SSL certificates from $30.00 – $80.00 per year.
Sidebar: Our customers don’t pay for SSL certificates; they’re included with all the sites we create and host.
Here are some recent sites we launched:
Actual Website design costs
Now that we’ve gotten all of the tech stuff out of the way, we can discuss costs associated with the actual web design, styling, and creating your website content.
Then, factor in your website’s functionality:
- Do you want social media integration?
- Do you want image galleries?
- Does your site need a newsletter signup form?
- Is your site an online store (eCommerce)?
- The list goes on and on.
Unfortunately, every digital marketing agency structures its pricing differently. Some are affordable, while some charge an arm and a leg for a template, let alone a custom website.
How Much Does a Website Cost in 2022?
As mentioned earlier, the cost of a website can vary greatly depending on who you hire to make it. However, here is a general breakdown of what you can expect to pay:
- $1,000 to $3,000 for a basic website. This includes a simple layout, limited graphics, and minimal coding.
- $3,000 to $10,000 for a custom website. This includes a more complex layout, custom graphics, and more coding.
- $15,000 or more for an eCommerce website. This includes a website that allows users to purchase products and services online.
How to Get the Best Deal on a Website
If you’re looking to get the best deal on a website, there are a few things you can do:
1. Shop around and compare prices. Different web designers charge different rates, so compare prices before choosing one.
2. Ask for a quote. Most web designers will be happy to provide you with a quote for their services.
3. Hire us. Our team at BlakSheep Creative offers high-quality website design and development services at an affordable price. Contact us today to learn more!
So, how much does a website cost in 2022? Depending on who you hire, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000.
However, if you’re looking for an affordable, high-quality website, BlakSheep Creative is the team for you! Contact us today for a free consultation or fill out the form below to get a quote.