Connect 2 the Net Web Talk

Articles and information for business owners on how to maintain and gain a successful web presence. This blog is sponsored by Patricia Smith, of Yellowbelly Web Design and Cynthia Mackey, of Winning Strategies.

Monday, April 23, 2007

How Much Does a Web Page Cost?

Ever been sticker shocked at the price of web design services?

The article below caught my attention. It caught my attention because I have talked with clients about the cost of designing a web site to hear silence on the other end of the phone. I know my clients are thinking "the price is pretty darn high". I then explain that I am a professional and all of my work is customized, I do not use templates, and their web site will be unique to their business. If you take a look at my portfolio you will not find two web sites that look the same.

Hiring a professional web designer can cost around two thousand dollars, or more, depending upon the web developer. In defense of the web designer, what looks really simple and uncomplicated on the front end can take many hours of work in the form of business meetings, project planning, not counting the design work. Many of us designers are perfectionists by nature and many projects often exceed that which we have been compensated for.

On the client end I understand that for small businesses/sole proprietors this is a lot of money we are talking about. This article written by Sean Carton, “breaks it down” to help the client understand where those $$’s are going, and what they account for.

ClickX Experts – Advice & Opinions, By & for Marketers
How Much Does a Web Page Cost?
By Sean Carton March 19, 2007

http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=3625267

Please be sure to visit again, next time I will be talking about “What to look for when hiring a Web Designer”?

If you have comments on this column, or questions about web design, email me or visit my website.

Pat Smith
Yellowbelly Web Design