How Much Does a Website Cost?

April 19, 2016

When someone comes to our Web Design Solutions Unleashed site and has interest in having us build or makeover a site for them, the first question is always about the cost. It is also one of the hardest questions to answer without knowing a lot of details about the project. So when a friend posted a link to a site that quickly gives an estimate for a Web site, I was very curious at what it would quote.

I went to How Much Does a Web Site Cost and started an estimate. It asked me 10 basic questions and then provided me with a quote (see below).


Suffice it to say I was in shock at the quote it provided. Yes, it is insanely high based on the answers I provided! Some of the questions were actually quite humorous to me as those features are automatically part of any site we build and I can’t figure out how they have any effect on the cost.

With the minimal information I provided, I think we would be at 10% or less of the crazy quote this site provided. Of course it is very difficult to be any more specific without a lot more information about what is needed and the work involved.

While this site can give people needing a site heart palpitations, it can also be detrimental to Web designers who think they are undercharging. I just got a laugh out of it and will use it as a tool for showing potential clients that we can provide them a site at a reasonable cost.

Post Discussion

1 Comment

  1. Jeff Harrison

    That’s a crazy quote! I’d made numerous sites over the years, I think the most I’ve ever billed was around 1,500.00.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like…

Website Analysis Unleashed

Let Us Analyze Your Website and Provide Actions to Take

Each week I visit hundreds of Web sites. I see some great ones and I see some that need a lot of help. There are also many sites somewhere in the middle that need some tweaks to improve drastically. As I spend my days building sites for clients,...

Read More

Graphics Unleashed Digital Design Digest 2020 03

Digital Design Digest for April 12, 2022

Email hosting, marketing mix, Alt text, WordPress database, Email Optin Forms, handwriting fonts, Elon & Twitter and beer clubs. Those are just the tip of the iceberg in this week's headlines. Check out all the news listed below and click on...

Read More

Graphics Unleashed Digital Design Digest 2020 03

Digital Design Digest for March 15, 2022

Business plan, backlinks, duplicate content, SEO checklist, NGINX, flag emoji, social media facts, Tweetdeck and spaghetti trees. This week brought a wide range of content that can help you build your business. Check out all the headlines we've...

Read More

Foster D. Coburn III

Foster D. Coburn III built his first Web site in 1995 and he has been working exclusively in WordPress since 2013. He has used the Divi theme exclusively since 2015. Earlier in his career he was the author of 13 best-selling books on CorelDRAW and has been a contributor to numerous technology and graphics-related magazines. Foster has taken many projects, including this Web site, from the early design stage through to a finished piece. He has been a featured speaker at many graphics conferences.

Recent Posts

Web Design Blog

Build Divi WordPress Site
WordPress Site Care
Divi Tools
Graphics Unleashed Logo