Every serious business needs a website these days. And yes this even applies to small service businesses like landscapers, window washers, cleaning services, and dog walkers. Without a website, you simply give the appearance of not being very professional. But how much does a basic small business website cost to have made in Charlottesville? Well, I found out. And you might be shocked. Here’s what website development costs for a 5 page website including contact page, about page, and services page.
- freshysites.com $2800
- bluecloudstudio.com $2000
- nick-stone.com $3000
- elevacreative.com $2000 includes a domain and 1 year hosting
- logicalseo.net $3200
- vicidesignandmarketing.com $3000
- billswebsitedesign.com $1200
Here at Webwej, I charge $500. Maybe I can charge less because I work at home and don’t have to pay the rent for a cool loft studio in Charlottesville. Or maybe it’s because I don’t have to pay for all the ping pong tables and organic snacks every bearded hipster demands these days.
But seriously, all of these companies can make you a truly unique, top notch website. It will be outstanding in every way. But of course the cost is outstanding as well. In my opinion this level of website is simply overkill for many small businesses. I think a typical small business would be better served by spending it’s limited resources in other ways. If you own a small business and want a stunning website to show all of your friends, call one of these companies. But if a great website (see examples here) that will more than impress your potential customers will do – and you want to save a bit of money, call me.
Anyway, just thought you’d like to know how much a new website costs from most website development companies.