How much can I make for creating a website?
Short answer: On average you can charge between $500 and $5,000 for website development.
I started building hyperlink style instructions for an Air Force program called ALSMS back in the early 1990’s. It has long since been replaced but I learned a lot about linking, images etc. My first professional website was in the mid 1990’s for a Hot Wings store called Harry’s Hot Wings & Things. I used animated .gif’s and it was fun. The job only paid $500 but that was a lot of money back then.
My biggest job to date was for well over $100,000 over 4 years for a Cadillac dealership that also had 5 Saturn dealerships when Saturn was still being manufactured. The economic collapse ended the contract because Cadillac’s were not selling any longer. Honestly, this is extremely rare. On average I was charging $1,500 to $2,500.
Since those days I’ve learned a lot about website development. I have used all kinds of platforms from the old Front Page by Microsoft, Dreamweaver by Adobe and various CMS systems with a focus on WordPress. WordPress is by far the most popular and offers a HUGE ability to expand the website into anything you can imagine using Plugins.
Here are a few things to consider when pricing things. You will eventually make your own list.
- What can you charge to create a website using our website builder? The sky’s the limit. It really depends on what the client wants and the market you are in. Obviously a New York City webmaster might charge a lot more than a suburban or rural webmaster due to cost of living.
- Consider how much you feel you need to make in order to make it worth your while. Maybe that fee is $500 or maybe it is $5,000 or higher.
- Ask your potential customer how much they paid for their previous website. 90% of the websites you will be doing are upgrades from an older website or one that did not allow your customer to control it. The site you provide will give the customer the option to hire you to make changes or do it themselves after you set it up. Knowing what they have previously paid gives you a place to start thinking about your price quote.
- A small business website for a restaurant will be less than a larger company website. There is also a difference between a mom and pop restaurant and a larger restaurant. Find out if the business is a one of a kind or if they have multiple locations. Consider how many employees the business has or if they are a startup or have been a successful business for a considerable length of time.
- Remember that you can always lower your price but it is hard to go up after quoting something lower. Sometimes you will under bid or under quote. One way to avoid this is to outline exactly what the client is getting. You may price it out per page or by complexity.
- Never “race to the bottom” to give someone a lower price than a previous bid from a different web developer. The old saying is “no business is better than bad business.” You do not want to regret your pricing decision.
What financial tools do I need to get started?
The easiest way to get started is to work directly with us. We offer our resellers rock bottom prices on shared Cpanel hosting, WordPress Managed hosting, Domain names, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Unlimited Business Email Plans and more. Even at our low prices for resellers it still allows us to give 50% of our profits to help Veterans. But what do you need?
I highly recommend getting a PayPal account. Feel free to use another service if you want. However, the benefit of PayPal is it is free and allows for recurring payments and billing. Recurring billing and payments is very important. You may want to make residual income as well as up front money for creating a website.
You should consider getting a “fictitious name” or DBA (doing business as) for your business name and using a separate bank account. Your bank should be able to provide all the information and help you need to do this. This is so someone can write a check to your business name rather than your name. It looks much more professional.
What if I'm not a web designer?
That is NOT a problem. You can easily get started using our Website builder. Our highly trained, courteous support staff is waiting to take your call 24/7. Whatever time it takes to assist you, that’s the time you’ll receive. We’ll resolve any issue to your complete satisfaction. (480) 624-2500
There are thousands of free professional images and 300 themes to get you started. If you do not see the category of business that you intend to design for then simply pick one that looks good and use nice professional images to fit the category.
Is there a money back guarantee?
Yes on all products except a new domain name purchase. The length of time something is purchased for determines the time given to get your money back.
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Normally something purchased month to month is 5 days and something purchased for a year or longer is 30 to 45 days.
Do I need to be a Reseller to buy your products and services?
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We make a very small profit on everything we sell. 50% of that profit goes to help Veterans and various Veteran causes.
We are NOT promoting using our products and services without becoming a registered reseller. The reason is there may be product, service or price changes. People who are not registered resellers may not be notified of changes.
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Are you a nonprofit organization?
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We believe in giving back to the Veteran community by donating 50% of our profits or AGI to Veterans and Veteran nonprofit organizations unless restricted by the IRS.
AGI stands for Adjusted Gross Income. Normally 50% of our AGI is the maximum we are allowed to deduct and donate according to IRS rules.