How to Calculate Web Design Costs in 2017

Web Design Cost

So you’re online and looking for a new website, but you’re not sure about the web design price for the site you want to build. Well as it turns out, about 83% of Americans who are looking for a website want to find out about the costs associated with building a site before they buy. So when it comes to calculating the costs of web design, there’s a few tricks that you should know.

Look for Rate Sheets

Web design projects are often times done by the hour. This means that you can pay a web designer their hourly rate for the work that you’d like done. In some cases this might be worthwhile to you if you only have a few small details that you need done. However for large-scale projects this might be less than ideal because of the simple fact that it could take hundreds of hours to create what it is you’re looking for.

If you have a large website in mind already, it is usually a good idea to look for package pricing. This is one fee for the website that you’d like to build. This will usually work out better for a person building an entire site from scratch because it relies partly on the skill and expertise of the web designer.

Consider SEO

Having search engine optimization done to your website is a big bonus but it often times comes with a big price tag. The reason for this is because there is such a high demand for SEO services today (much more than there ever was previous to 2016).

Search engine optimization is the process of helping a website get to the top of search engines (like Bing, Google and Yahoo). This is done through various strategies such as implementing keywords in the titles of pages, getting links to websites and so on. You can learn a lot about SEO through Backlinko which teaches the best strategies to get to the top of search engines without getting your website penalized.

Find a Cost Calculator

There are some websites that offer cost calculators, however most of them will not tell you what your price will be right away. In fact, a lot of web design pricing calculators will require you to leave your email address in order to receive your price (at which point you will be contacted and sold web design services).

One company in particular has a pricing calculator that will tell you the price as you go along. You can check it out at Franklin Web Design and tell them that Jamison sent you (they’ll know who you’re talking about). Feel free to give it a try.

At the end of the day, whether you’re hiring a freelancer to build your website or you’re going through a large web design firm, it’s important to know a thing or two about pricing. Basic informational sites (such as for contractors, doctors, writers etc.) are usually the least expensive. Online stores tend to be much more costly and can really break the bank. So be sure to look out for the option that works best for you!

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