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How Much Does It Cost to Design a Website?

A few years ago, designing a website was cheaper for a few reasons. Firstly, the designs weren’t as advanced as they are now. Second, the website was usually placed at the back burner, and it was simply there so that the business could place it on their card or banners. Finally, websites were cheaper because domain names were cheaper and easier to find. As the world moves into the internet, things have changed and are changing fast.

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How Much will it cost to
Design your Website?

There are a few factors that you need to take into consideration when planning the budget for your website. We’ll go over them in this section.

Design

The design of your website will be based on a couple of factors.

Traffic

Traffic simply refers to the number of visitors your website will have at given times. Websites such as Amazon and Twitter have high traffic; therefore, they need websites that can constantly handle such large amounts of people using the website at the same time. If you’re a small business, you may not need to have a website that can accommodate so many people at the same time.

Type of Website

The kind of website you want determines the cost of your website. For example, if you offer a service or sell products, you’ll need a more interactive website. For these sorts of websites, you’ll need an easy-to-navigate interface as well as several sections that can be accessed via a tab. These sections lead to individual services or products so that customers find it easier to find items or services. For example, on our website, the “Services” option has an arrow that shows all the services we offer, and some of those services also have indicators that show more specific needs customers may have. This helps people find what they want faster.

Level of Advancement

How advanced your website will also determine the cost of your website design. If you prefer websites with heavy graphics, gifs, and more advanced designs, they will most likely cost more.

Mobile & Desktop Friendly

Any website being created nowadays must be mobile-friendly as well as desktop-friendly. Ever since 2015, when Google announced that their search algorithms would begin to exhibit preferences towards mobile-friendly designs, the demand for mobile-friendly only keeps getting higher.

Who Should Design Your Website?

Now we’ll take a look at the options you have for website design. You have three main options – yourself, a freelancer, an agency.

Self-Design

If you plan to design your website yourself, then the cost will probably be around $350, depending on the cost of your domain name and the theme you choose to purchase. It is important to note that it will take you quite some time, especially if you’ve never created a website before. If you want an interactive website or you’re creating a website you intend to use for a business with automation and sales, it won’t be easy to do this properly without professional help.

A Freelancer

Freelancers are everywhere, and they can charge about $800 to $3000 for your website. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. If you need the website immediately, you should not opt for a freelancer because it’ll take them some time to design your website. Freelancers also take on multiple jobs at once, which means some designs will suffer inefficiency.

An Agency

Agencies have several web designers and other website content creators who specialize in creating well-rounded websites. They may cost more, but they also work faster and offer more services. This means you won’t have to search for a copywriter or an SEO generator.

Circle City Digital is a web design company based in Indianapolis. We specialize in all things digital. We offer website design, branding, automation, SEO, and other digital-oriented services, all at affordable rates. Contact us today to get started!

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