People always ask me what a WordPress website will cost. There’s a lot work involved in properly planning, researching, designing and developing a professional WordPress website, and that’s not even taking into account the amount of time and effort required to create media and write for a website. What goes into the cost of a website is not only its surface visuals, but also what lies “under the hood” to make it work.
Expectations for websites are higher these days. People and businesses want options, customization, and the ability to manage their own content — which makes sense. Users (and site owners) expect bells and whistles which require more complex solutions, making it imperative that you piece it together properly. That takes time and money.
We offer a few different WordPress packages, but the one that most people want, where everything is taken care of from A to Z, including domain purchase and hosting for 1 year is the full business package. This may seem expensive to some people (and way too cheap to others) but it is the culmination of a process that I have developed over the last 15 years. I also integrate a final learning component which puts the control back into a company’s hands. PLUS I stick with you over the long run as technologies change.
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.