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December 20, 2014
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What is the average cost of your next Website?

Creative Department | Design | Consultancy | Website |
Average pricing for website design, email marketing, social media and web maintenance

You get what you pay for

The truism “You get what you pay for” is as true as true can be when it comes to building a website. When firms fail to budget properly, one of these nightmare scenarios is likely to ensue:

  • The site ends up costing two or three times more than expected, causing all-important post-launch marketing activities to be cut back or eliminated.
  • The site ends up having half or a quarter of the desired functionality, rendering it nearly useless.
  • The site ends up as a series of compromises in design, content and functionality, making a mediocre impression on customers and prospects.

Budgeting

The underlying problem, as these three scenarios suggest, is under budgeting — or not budgeting at all. What’s the best way to set a budget and lay the groundwork for a site that meets your expectations? The cost to build a website can vary quite dramatically, depending on the web designer that you choose. Usually what influence on a project's budget are based on the following:

  • Visual Design - What are the look and feel requirements?
  • Site Size - how many pages or the contents will the site display?
  • Project Scope - What type of information will the site display?
  • Special Functionality - Are there any unusual services that the site provide?
  • Site Traffic Volume - How many visitors is expected to be handled by the site?
  • Custom Business Logic - Will there be the need for programming special new features specially for this project?
  • Development Timetable - What is the site's expected launch date?
  • Project Team - Will the client guide the project by a committee or a single point of contact?
  • Integration - Will the site need to connect any other piece of software?

When budgeting for a website project it is important to ask the following question to hone in on the scope of the project and define the appropriate budget range.

  1. What are the visual design requirements for the project?
  2. Who will be providing the design?
  3. Are there existing corporate design standards and logo?
  4. Roughly how large is the site in terms of page count and how complex are the pages?
  5. Will the site use any Freely available CMS applications?
  6. Does the sire require complex component functionality, such as password protection (extranets and internats) or e-commerce?
  7. Does the site have any unusual needs that extends beyond the basic display of content and existing component functionality?
  8. Will the site need to integrate with any other existing systems?

Average Cost of a High Quality Website

Average cost of a high quality website designing and development today is around $500 to $2,500 for small projects and $2,500 to $6,000 for a medium project. Large projects start at $6,000, including content management system (CMS), search engine optimization and marketing. A higher price range may be needed for websites that require more technical features, or that have large amount of content, for example advanced security, custom programming, social communities, or other high tech features. These prices are lower compared to what design firms usually cost today, mainly due to our experiences in time-saving and reuse of our own development methods and practices. Maldicore's developers has worked with businesses, non-profit, government, both with local and International clients.

Another way to estimate the cost of the website is usually by breaking down based on tasks.

  • 15% Planning
  • 25% Interface Design
  • 40% Programming
  • 20% Project Management

Additional cost to include in budgeting includes (average price):

  • Domain Name - $10/year
  • Hosting - $10 - $100 a year (depending on traffic and hosting services)
  • Continuous Website Maintenance - $500 a year and up
  • Marketing Your Website Online - %750 a month and up

Email Marketing

For email marketing/e-newsletter usually is a one-time setup and design fee of $350, plus a monthly fee based on the number of email you send out. Average cost is $30 to $70 for 1,000 to 5,000 sends per month. Free consultancy is always available on request.

Social Media Packages

Our social media packages includes setting your business up online via sources such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and Vimeo. We can also maintain your Facebook fan page and integrate Twitter into your website and train you on how to maximize organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

If you are interested in getting a new website designed, then Request for a Quote.

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