How long does it take to build a website? How much will it cost?
You can find online website builders such as Wix and Squarespace that will help you build a site quick, cheap, and easy. There are also agencies you can pay that will build you a useful website that gets the job done. But a well designed, fully functional website that is custom crafted for your business will take time and talent. Before starting a custom website you may want to know the time frame and cost of building a custom website.
What is a custom website?
For us, a custom website constitutes a designer working in Photoshop to create something that is particular to your company. Custom layout, icons, navigation, interactivity, integrations - the sky's the limit. Then, a website developer takes the design files and codes them out. The code is paired with a content management system, namely Wordpress so that you can easily manage your website when it’s live.
Our clients will agree with us that a long, drawn-out website design and development process that takes months to complete is both frustrating and impractical. At the same time, a website done in a week can’t possibly include everything needed to help an organization reach their goals.
Given 60 - 90 days, both the agency and the client will have plenty of time to work, review, test, and launch a new website.
We believe a website project should be done working closely together with the client, maintaining appropriate and reasonable deadlines with your schedule in mind. The reason is simple: we put in the time to understand your business and learn your goals.
This process is important because it builds the relationship between the agency and the client. A website built without discussions, details, or questions could yield a product that isn’t what the client wants.
Revisions for that website could be complicated, and potentially end up costing clients hundreds of dollars hiring a website developer to fix something as simple as one line of code. That’s why we take communication very seriously, and why we make our sites easy for you to manage when we are done building them.
For those who want to differentiate themselves from the competition, online DIY website builders and low budget agencies that cost a few hundred dollars are probably not for you. A custom crafted website will be uniquely specialized for your organization, maximize your ROI, and separate you from your competitors.
Unsurprisingly, custom websites come at custom costs. It would be unfair of us to provide a blanket price for a website since we tailor our services to your goals and specifications.
In the custom website market, you’ll typically see agencies charge
- 5-10K for a small custom website (5-7 pages)
- 10-25K for a website with interactivity and integrations (7-10 pages)
- 25K+ for a large website built for a global audience with special integrations
Rather than thinking of these numbers as a cost, think of them more as a significant investment for your business that will generate returns.
By having a quality digital presence that is different from your competitors, this investment will make you feel proud of your brand. You can trust that you’re getting what you pay for, because your personalized site will be put together with care and dedication from a team of experts. Visitors won’t just simply see your business, they will have a complete online experience showcasing who you are and what you do. To get more concrete ROI statistics about custom web design and development, check out this blog post.