The Truth About Web Design PricingIt depends on what you're looking to do. With an accurate assessment of your requirements, I'll be able to give you a more accurate estimate..
If you want a quick site with just the basics. I install a theme of my choice, install basic WP plugins, set-up color palette and layout, add your logo, and maybe 1 or 2 pages with very little design.
This is the low end for a small WordPress site and I recommend budgeting a bit more. Includes minimal customizations, good design elements and a solid framework to expand and polish. We’re talking about 1 – 4 pages. Don’t forget about time spent on phone calls and emails.
This will get you a more thought out website (1 – 4 pages) with more attention to detail, better graphics, fine tuning of mobile versions, site (and server) optimizations for speed, better SEO, etc.
This is the minimum budget I would recommend for opening your store. You’d get a high quality Zen Cart e-commerce system with a responsive design, customized for improved conversions, custom graphics, etc. Most of my Zen Cart projects are in this budget range.
IMHO, this is the budget you should be thinking about if you’re looking for a high quality, well thought out website. This includes things like customizations, quality design elements, better SEO, help with content writing, email/newsletter integration, and about 10 pages or so.
This is also the budget you should be thinking about if you’re looking for a high quality, well thought out eCommerce site. This includes stuff like product imports, custom product sliders, better SEO, additional plugins, fine tuning of mobile versions, etc.