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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Website for a Small Business?

By Glasco Taylor

December 22, 2020


While the cost of the same website can vary wildly between different design companies, you should do due diligence to make certain you have a team you are comfortable with and your needs are met. The basic site, including about 16 -32 hours or work costs roughly $1,000 - $5,000 for the design phase.

1.

Your domain is relatively cheap, only as much as $25 / year. It is going to be your first charge.

2.

Now you need to host your domain. This will cost your between $2.95 - $70/month. You will have to pay by the year and often multiple years to get anything under $9.95 / year.

3.

Website SSL, from $0 - $1,000 / year.

4.

The actual website design is from $1,000 - $20,000. This higher end would include e-commerce and more.  For a truly small business this rate be a lot less, from $1,000 - $10,000.

4a.

The floor increases based on extra pages. 10+ pages start above $1,500.

4b.

Functionality will also increase the floor cost to above $2,000.

4c.

CMS(content management system) will allow you to manage your site with a backend content management system.

5.

Website monthly maintenance can be range from the cost of hosting to $$$, based on the number of hours included per month. I have seen $500, but htis is total tech support.

Glasco Taylor

About the author

I am an engineer and work in the data center. However, my true passion has become to monetize statistical data from a website.

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