The Truth About Web Design Pricing

It 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..

Here are some possibilities:

WordPress

$500?

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.

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Zen Cart

$500?

You’d get only a basic install of Zen Cart and a solid template. Not much else.

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WordPress

$1,000?

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.

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Zen Cart

$1,000?

I recommend budgeting a bit more as this might be pushing it. It all depends on your requirements. I have done a few basic sites in this range with minimal customizations.

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WordPress

$1,500?

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.

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Zen Cart

$1,500?

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.

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WordPress

$2,000 - $3,000?

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.

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Zen Cart

$2,000 - $3,000?

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.

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All projects must run thru UpWork.com at my hourly rate.

no fixed bid projects, sorry

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Go ahead, I dare you

Sometimes …

you see a design and think it’s all just a matter of applying a “look” to stuff that’s already there. In reality, that’s basically what’s going on. In practice, however, things are intensely more complicated. Your website IS your business. What do you think it’s worth?

A quality web design…

requires a substantial amount of experience, knowledge and time to pull all this off in a relatively seamless fashion. Responsive (mobile, tablet, desktop) design also needs to be considered on all pages. Many times concessions are made. Good news is, I use themes (WordPress) and templates (Zen Cart) that have proven themselves time and again on all devices.

Please don’t be this person

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