Without taking into account the amount of time and effort required to create media and write for a website, the cost to properly plan, research, design and develop a professional WordPress website is a lot of work, even if it’s in a free CMS framework. What makes up the cost of a website is not only how the website looks on the surface, but rather, what lies “under the hood” that makes a website work.
Expectations today are higher. People and businesses want options, customization, and the ability to manage their own content — which makes sense. Users (and site owners) have expectations for bells and whistles which require more complex solutions, making it imperative that you piece it together properly. That takes time and money.
In reality, an effective, modern website requires a lot of planning, time, attention, effort, and skill. If you’re looking for a branded site that tells your story, reaches your target audience, and is easy to manage, then you should be ready to pay a little bit extra – but keep your expectations in check as well. To inquire if there is space in our project calendar please get in touch.