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How much to have a website built?

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movingforward2016 Thu 08-Dec-16 16:36:25

Any idea how much it would cost to have quite a basic website built?

olderthanyouthink Thu 08-Dec-16 18:20:37

It varies a lot and depends on what you mean by basic but a few hundred pounds I suppose.

lilapril Thu 08-Dec-16 18:32:14

For a basic 'brochure style' site, possibly with a contact form but no login/out functions or ecommerce etc, you'd be looking at around £250.

I'm a web developer smile

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 09-Dec-16 17:04:53

It's also worth considering if you have content for your website- if you need the pictures/content written etc then that will cost you as well.

But I'd agree £250 for a no-frills basic website.

IntendedParent Mon 19-Dec-16 23:32:15

I charge £2000-£2500 for basic websites. Have done a lot but stopped recently. It's very time consuming.

arwenearlythereyet Wed 04-Jan-17 10:18:59

I charge around £1,500 for something simple, and that includes images and copy.

CocktailQueen Wed 04-Jan-17 10:24:01

Mine was about £200 two years ago. It has 8 pages. I supplied all text and images. Costs about £20 per year to host it.

barefootinkitchen Wed 04-Jan-17 10:33:49

I did a basic one using Squarespace . It came with templates and I just typed in the boxes and uploaded photos. For a basic one that's all you need and it looks clean professional and modern , imo

SantaIsABastard Wed 04-Jan-17 10:35:55

My only cost the hosting price as domain came free and I built it myself.

Chickydoo Wed 04-Jan-17 10:42:54

I paid £300 a few months ago for a detailed website that I can change when I want, with my own pictures & good back up support.
Has lots of features including a gallery, contact page, etc.
I pay £20.00 a month for the hosting service.
I was quoted prices up to 2k, but couldn't see any difference between the 2k companies & the one I paid £300 too.
In fact the one I am with has been amazingly & helpful.

arwenearlythereyet Thu 05-Jan-17 11:03:04

Chickydoo did you write your own site? Would you mind sharing - I would love to take a look. Thanks!

MissBattleaxe Thu 05-Jan-17 11:07:17

I made my own using Wordpress pro and Bluehost. There are some hosting fees but I'm jolly proud of it!

donajimena Thu 05-Jan-17 11:09:56

I built mine using godaddy cost 80 and it was easy. However I only wanted one as a web presence if i had wanted bells and whistles I would have gone to a developer.
I'm quite pleased with it smile

user1480952686 Sun 08-Jan-17 12:26:37

Have you looked at Godaddy? They're quite cheap and have templates you can use. x

JakeBallardswife Sun 08-Jan-17 14:37:18

I built mine for a coaching business on GoDaddy. I chose them as they have a 24 hour uk landline number. They're really helpful and talk you through any issues.

Its not glamorous but as a web presence its fine. Its really just a brochure of what I do etc and how to book / charges.

As PP said if I'd needed a more technical website such as for a shop or something then go I'd have gone to someone local and recommended.

pinkunicornsarefluffy Sun 08-Jan-17 15:32:46

I created my own basic website and it only cost me the hosting and domain fees, so around £20 a year.

It is very basic though, but it says what I do and has links on it to my facebook page and to software that I recommend. It has a "contact us" page. I submit it to google on a regular basis to keep it high up on the search pages.

EssentialHummus Sun 08-Jan-17 15:35:30

I've created my own using Jimdo templates and hosting. I'm really pleased with it - quick, intuitive and looks good. I pay £60 pa plus hosting.

OurBlanche Sun 08-Jan-17 15:40:29

I paid about £400, including start up pics, 1st year hosting, domain names and a quick logo. 8 pages, a blog, Contact page, 2 emails (more available as and when). I wrote the copy and got a training session on how to add/delete copy, pictures and anything else I wanted.

I also got a quick social media session thrown in for free - having been a teacher for years I wasn't aware of all the things I could / couldn't do.

I could have built it myself but I was busy designing my paperwork and searching for clients, so it seemed money well spent. Many clients have commented that it was part of their decision to use me over other, local providers. smile

RNBrie Sun 08-Jan-17 16:01:52

For a basic website you can make one for free with WIX. It has their name across the bottom but you can pay a small fee to have this removed. You can have photo galleries and as many pages as you want and the tool for editing it is very easy to use. You then buy a domain name and point it at your Wix site, I built my website in an afternoon and it was live the next day.

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