What Should a Website Cost?

28 Feb, 2014
website cost

Determining the cost and due date of your website can be difficult sometimes, because the Law Firm Sites team members often are working with parameters of whatever makes our clients happy and satisfied with our work. Whatever that may take.

 

In this article we will examine some of the most important factors when determining the cost of a website. Including historical costs for web development, different components, and current features.

 

The cost of an attorney website design has changed drastically even since 2011 because of the quickly advancing technology and artistic and marketing theory we now put into a website. Here is a chart (provided by Web Page FX) to demonstrate the timeline of web design costs over the years.

TIME PERIOD

EXPECTED COST

1995 – 1997

$7,500 to $12,000

1998 – 2000

$6,000 to $10,000

2000 – 2004

$2,500 to $4,500

2004 – 2009

$2,000 to $7,500

2010 – 2012

$2,500 to $8,500

2013-2014

$2,250 to $10,000

The standard for the chart was a small business (under 25 employees) located in a small city. The site had about 15 pages, hosting, e-mail, and a domain name. The design aesthetic quality was about a 7 out of 10.

 

Number of Pages

The number of pages has to do with the amount of time spent on each page. More pages equal more time, which equals more cost.

 

Style of Design

An eye-catching and perhaps even award winning design takes time and a lot of development. We want your website to display well, be user friendly, and lead your visitors through your information intuitively. Sometimes this requires a specific set of tools and a bit more time, other times it can be quick and easy.

 

Copywriting/SEO

This also goes back to the number of pages you have. If you have a lot of pages that you need to fill up with content, then it will take time, research, and creativity. We want your website to be fully optimized and this requires a bit of maintenance and research. Your cost will directly relate to the number of pages you have and the keywords you want your website to rank for.

 

E-Commerce/Database Integration

These are like the moving parts of the website. Our websites are designed to take your business to the next level so we want to add relevant and usable features so that your clients visit your website longer and more frequently.

 

Content Management System (CMS)

A Content Management System is something that we implement that allows you and your employees to edit your website pages with out fussing with the code or the files we’ve put in place for you. We want you to have full control of your website.

 

We put the same amount of care into each and every law firm website we design for our clients. And even though we provide premier designs and features, we try to keep our prices reasonable for every client. For more information and a quote, click here or call us today at (800) 932-8242.

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