One of the first questions people ask when considering hiring a web designer to create a website for them is how much will it cost? I wish there was a simple answer to that seemingly simple question. A vague answer can come across as dishonesty.
There are so many variables when developing a website. An informational site is mostly text and doesn’t take a great deal of time. But a site with a shopping cart or a photo gallery takes considerably longer and requires more expertise. Since every site has different requirements, it’s understandable that a flat rate cannot be given for every website.
Web designers have different ways to charge for their services. Some designers charge by the hour, some by the project, and some per page.
Hourly rates vary tremendously depending on location, experience, and abilities of the designer. If an hourly rate is quoted, it’s important to find out how many hours the project will take.
If a project price is quoted, it’s important to make sure all the requirements of the website are listed and in writing before the project begins.
Per page rates are usually for static sites that do not require a lot of custom features. Designers with less experience tend to charge a per page rate.
If you are considering hiring Solo Web Solutions to develop a website for you, please understand that we want to give you the most accurate quote we can. To do that, we need to know what your site requires. Please contact us to set up a FREE consultation.
That is very true. They recognize the importance of having a web presence, but they have spent little or no time thinking about the details. Asking them questions helps them think it through.