Every website build is different, which makes it difficult to give you a precise cost.
Some websites don’t need more than a few pages – enough to introduce yourself, list your services, how to find you and how get in touch, add in a nice design and navigation, plus some imagery and this typically starts from a few hundred pound. There is a monthly hosting fee of £12, which provides you with a secure, fast loading website, and takes care of your domain name renewal costs, SSL certificate and daily backups.
Larger websites may require up to 50 pages or more, especially if you have departments and sub-departments, all of which require dedicated pages. Price varies greatly on these larger types of website, as a lot depends on the length of your page content and time involved for constructing page layouts. For this reason, I offer a free consultation to go over your website plan in detail, which then allows me to provide you with quote for costs.
A good place to start planning your website is to create a list or map of all the pages you think you need. A bit like a family tree, start with the your top level pages (these may be your departments or types services you offer) and then list all your subpages inside of these (if you need them). You may even find that you need to add sub-pages for your sub -pages adding in an extra level.
With your page list complete, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the type of content these may require, but it’s not vital to know for an initial conversation if all you are after is a ball park figure at this stage.
You may decide that you wish to spread costs by splitting your website project into stages. Stage one could give you an online presence with a homepage, and a couple of pages to get you going. With perhaps a list of services, and a paragraph describing each. This is absolutely fine to do if you are working to a budget, but do keep in mind that Google loves rich, unique webpage content so if your goal is to see your services listed on page 1 of Google’s search results, then you should aim to improve on your webpage content further down the line. This could involve building dedicated pages for your services list.