Website Service

How much do I have to pay for my website?


You probably came here in the process of doing research. You are a small business looking of how to build a website? Or maybe you’re a non-profit, looking to redesign your website in order to more effectively communicate your mission? Or, you are the marketing director for a multi-million dollar organization looking to improve customer relations and increase revenues?
If you’re thinking about starting a Landing Page, a Blog, a Support Site, a eCommerce site or a Media/Content site based on static HTML or on a CMS like WordPress, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask yourself is “how much does this website cost?”. It’s an important question! Figuring out the best way to start a website early on can save you a ton of money in the long run.

One of the biggest issues with figuring out the price is that web design is a service, but most clients see a website as a ‘product’. Many of them believe that they can walk into a ‘virtual store’ and order a 5 page website for fixed fee. However a website is something that should be created according to your needs!

Prices of Azorvida IT Services to host, maintain and build different types of website


Hosting & Maintenance all inclusive


Up to €750 per year

  • Domain: Create and manage a domain
  • email service: Redirect mail to your preferred mail system
  • Host: CO2 neutral website; Best Service (365 | 7 | 24); Highest safety and quality standards
  • WordPress update: we will update your WP installation as soon there is a new version of WordPress.
  • Backup: We backup the contents of your WP installation before the updates, but at least once a month.
  • update of plugins: we update the plugins also at least once a month or as soon there will be security-related updates.
  • Proactive: should trouble us any vulnerabilities or any similar notice, we will notify you.

Basic customised website


Up to €3.000


This would be the price point that most startups would aim at. You should expect a website built on HTML (Bootstrap, Material Design) or WordPress with a customised theme. The use of plugins means that the functionality can be added quickly and inexpensively.

What you should expect:
  • Basic customisation of an existing theme branded to your company requirements based on WordPress, or another framework
  • Content and image sliders
  • Contact forms
  • Photo galleries
  • Social media integration
  • Blog
  • Basic keyword optimisation
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Responsive design for Landing pages so your website works properly on tablets and smartphones
  • Sitemaps

What you won’t get:
  • Copywriting or content creation
  • Photography and video
  • Opt-in forms
  • Branding or a logo
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Keyword research and content optimisation
  • In-depth conversation optimisation
  • E-commerce or shopping cart
  • custom coding or functionality
  • Integration to back office systems
  • Partially customised e-commerce design

Partially customised e-commerce design


€3.000 to €5.000

At this price point you can expect an e-commerce website using a customised theme that matches your corporate brand. You can also add responsive design.
What you should expect:
  • A customised theme branded to match your corporate identity based on WordPress or another framework
  • Content and image sliders
  • Basic e-commerce or shopping cart functionality
  • Contact forms
  • Opt-in forms
  • Photo galleries
  • Social media integration
  • Blog
  • Basic keyword optimisation
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Responsive design so your website works properly on tablets and smartphones
  • Sitemaps

What you won’t get:
  • Copywriting or content creation
  • Photography and video
  • Branding or a logo
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Keyword research and content optimisation
  • In-depth conversation optimisation
  • custom coding or functionality
  • Integration to back office systems

Fully customised design


€5.000 to €10.000


You can expect more customised functionality that is tailored to your exact needs. You could also add in keyword research and basic search engine optimisation. You may also get some copywriting to ensure you get the correct message over to your target market.

What you should expect:
  • A fully customised theme branded to match your corporate identity based on WordPress
  • Content and image sliders
  • Basic e-commerce or shopping cart functionality
  • Contact forms
  • Opt-in forms
  • Photo galleries
  • Social media integration
  • Blog
  • Basic keyword optimisation
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Responsive design so your website works properly on tablets and smartphones
  • Sitemaps
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Keyword research and content optimisation
  • Copywriting or content creation
What you won’t get:
  • Photography and video
  • Branding or a logo
  • In-depth conversation optimisation
  • custom coding or functionality
  • Integration to back office systems

BUT I CAN GET IT CHEAPER ELSEWHERE

You’re right, and I know a number of our own clients have been able to create great sites at a fraction of the above pricing however, and I can’t stress this enough, elements were left out, security was ignored, – and future support was non-existent.

The British social reformer John Ruskin (1819-1900) wrote about pricing and offer:
There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.

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