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Q:  How much does a web site cost?

Graphic of a guy sitting at one side of a desk, with a lady typing away at the other side - making him a web site just like he wants!A web site can be developed to fit any budget, depending upon what you want and how much you want to spend.  Your first consultation with us costs you nothing but time.  

Web sites start somewhere around $50 for a "bare-bones" site--just to get the web site online, and then a monthly or annual cost for the life of the web site, depending on your specific needs.  Some "fancier" sites start around $1,200.  

Here are some of the factors that will determine how much YOUR web site might cost:

NAME:  A domain name will cost money, and is relatively inexpensive ($5-$20/year). You do not have to have a domain name to have a web site.

HOST:  Web page files need to be on a computer that stays online 24/7.  You could use your ISP, which usually "gives away" web space for FREE with each account. But for most web sites, you will want to purchase host space.  There are many options available. Generally, hosting is anywhere from $5/month to $200/month.  You DO have to have a host to have a web site.  

DEVELOPER:  This is where we fit in.  You can choose whether to pay our fee "by the hour" or at a "flat-rate" agreed-upon fee.  We can't tell you how much we charge, till we know what you want.  As a "ball park" for you, though, we can tell you that our hourly rate currently is $50/hour and a "basic" site usually runs between $100-$800.  Don't hold us to that, it's just a "ball park" idea for you to talk to us about.  After we discuss what you need and want, and you come to an agreement with us, then we draw up a contract so everything is spelled out, so neither of us have any surprises, and we both know what to expect of each other.   

>>IMPORTANT TO KNOW: You can change just about ANYTHING  about your 
    web site at any time: name, host, designer, and functionality.


$ GRAPHICS DESIGNER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHY:  We usually come take pictures when we meet with you at your business, but if you want a graphics designer to create special graphics or logos, or if you want special photography, or special navigation buttons or other "eye-candy" you may need a designer for those services.  That would add to the cost, but if you want it, we can help you.

$ ONLINE ORDER AND/OR PAYMENT PROCESSING:  If you want to accept payments that are deposited directly into your bank account, and to process orders online, then you'll need to buy the services to help you with those secure e-commerce functions.  First step: talk to your bank.

$ GROUP AND TEAM SITES:  If you want a web site where members of your group can log in and store files, keep a group calendar, and other excellent tools, then you'll want a host that provides those services.  You could have a photo gallery, message board, blog, online file storage, discussion list, and oh-so-many more functions. 

$ FLASHY MOVING COLORFUL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS STUFF:  If you want to see lots of movement like a video or other media on your web site, then there may be costs involved in making those things happen.  Videos, audios, and much more.

There are so many options available nowadays.  With all this to think about, Blackwell Web Design helps make the process less confusing, and we enjoy helping people figure out what they need.  We won't 'talk down' to you.  Your site will probably be developed using some of the services above, but not all.  We will not intimidate you as we assist in developing your web site.

The Internet is a wonderful tool for getting YOUR job done, efficiently and professionally.  We want to help simplify the process for you.  Ready?


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