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How much does it cost for a website?

Getting a website is a quintessential part of every business owner's journey. It can be a costly and somewhat complicated endeavor. To get started, use our website cost calculator below providing a few answers to our questions.

Are you looking for SEO?

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and this is an absolute must for any business trying to drive traffic to their site.

Are you building the website yourself?

If you have the skill to do so, it will save you a ton of money. But building a successful site involves a lot more than dragging and dropping elements in Wix or WordPress. You need to consider page load times, database vulnerabilities, and protecting your user's data, among a myriad of other things.

Its certainly possible to do it without a Computer Science degree, but it does help to educate yourself as much as possible.

Are you using Wordpress?

Building from scratch means coding your solution from the ground up. This would entail a hefty amount of hand coded HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and possibly a backend language like Python or PHP. If you opt for WordPress, there is minimal coding involved for basic sites.

Sites that are written using a web framework like Flask or Django offer a greater degree of control than WordPress sites. The downside is that they require a great deal of expertise to implement which can result in you spending more money if you hire someone to do it.

Are you buying an SSL certificate?

An SSL certificate encrypts the visitor's data while they are on your site. It's an absolute necessity for e-commerce sites but information sites may be able to get away without having one. The risk of not purchasing an SSL for your site is that Google will look upon your site unfavorable and your rankings may suffer as a result.

Do you already have access to royalty free images?

Your site will likely need pictures. And if you don't own any yourself or already have access to high quality royalty free images, you will quickly run out of photos. Refrain from simply taking images found in Google Images because you may find yourself grabbing copywritten images.

Consider purchasing a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. At the time of writing, a subscription is only $20 USD per month and you will receive access to thousands of images.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the CEO of Super Easy Tech and creator of Super Easy CRM. He is a passionate software engineer, tech blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 7/03/2022