If you look to build a website yourself on a CMS like WordPress, you’d be looking at a starting cost of around £300-500. To add to your website cost you have hosting, that’s another £120, to begin with. To hire a developer a website price would start at £1,500 for a site with around 8 pages. You may be asking why does website creation cost so much more? A professional designer brings with them experience.
An experienced website designer will consider site speed and accessibility. Then there’s great navigation, UX and making the whole thing have an endpoint i.e. converting visitors into customers. And let’s not forget Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). A well-optimised site drives traffic. A poorly thought out SEO strategy means you’ll be fighting an uphill battle from the start. So when you think about it, the cost of getting a website designed is pretty good value.
So how much is a website in the UK? We think a fair starting price is £1,500 with hosting on top. That goes up to £2,500 for a slightly larger website of 16 pages. For something much bigger, we think around £4,000 is about right. For a fully developed corporate website, the sky is the limit. It all just depends on what you want to do and how unique you want your new website to be.