How much does cost to build a website? This is one of the frequent questions business owners asked when thinking of designing website for their. But unfortunately, there is no price tag for designing/ development a website, rather the cost of building a website is based on the purpose and functionality of the website. We normally respond to this question by giving a price range, let’s from N100, 000 to N500,000.
There are few factors that determine the cost of building a website. For the sake of this post, let’s look at just two:
- Project scope (number of pages, functionality, complexity, etc.)
- Type of website (startup website, corporate website, or e-commerce website)
To determine the cost of designing a website for our clients, we usually ask questions like: Who are your target customers? Who are your competitors? What’s your budget towards this project? What Impact do you want the website to have to your business? And so on.
Also, the cost of building a website can vary based on business demography and market value. The cost designing a website in Nigeria will be different from US. The cost of developing a website can also be determined based on who is handling the project. Are you hiring a freelancer, a junior developer, a senior developer, a designer & developer combined or a web design agency? An agency is likely to charge higher than a freelancer. But price is not always the issue, but building a website that add value to your business and satisfies customers’ needs.
Note: A great website is not built at once, is a continuous process; there always need for improvement. So we advise business owners and CEOs to start with few pages or products and improve on the long run. Oftentimes, client does say something like: I want a website to look exactly like Website A or Website B, while website A & B has existed for over 5 year. It doesn’t work like that. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, same goes to website design. You need to have all the pages or products at once, but you just have to start as soon as possible.
To crown it all, the cost of building a website can be determine by the following:
- Domain name extension (.com, ,net, .org, .ltd, .xyx)
- Hosting package (Windows, Linux, etc)
- Theme Design & Customization
- Development Fee
- Ongoing Maintenance & update
Also, when thinking of building a website for your brand or business, the following point should be considered
- Do you want a custom website (code from scratch)? – Only experienced programmers can design and manage this type of website.
- Do you want to use a Content Management System or online website builder? – These type of website are easy to edit and manage ( WordPress, SqureSpace and Wiz).
- What features do you need NOW & LATER?
- Want features and functionality do you want your website to have?
Types of websites and prices
As the name implies, a startup website is website for young business. Sometimes, the founders have not really figured out who their customers are and how to tailor their message. So, startup website tends to be simple and have limited number of pages (1-6 pages website).
The price range of Startup website is between N100, 000 to N500,000
A corporate website is an official website of an establish brand on the Internet. It offers an exclusive insight about the company, its values, leadership, policies and their contribution to the society. This types of website might be more complex than the startup website; you should be looking at 1-20 pages website.
The price range of Corporate website is between N200, 000 to N1, 000,000
E-commerce website is a website that allows customers make purchase directly online without visit physical shop or office. This kind of website is more complex than startup and corporate website. It lists products and prices, as well payment options for customers to choose from. E-Commerce website is one of fastest growing online with website like Amazon and Alibaba taken the lead globally, and in here in Nigeria we have Jumia & Konga as leading brands.
The price range of an E-Commerce website is between N250, 000 to N5, 000,000
It is my believe that this article has helped in answering your questions. If you have further questions, please put your comments below. Please don’t forget to share this post if find it helpful. Thinking of building a website for business? Palment will be happy to help achieve the great task for your business. Contact us today!
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