Clients often ask how much it would cost to design a new website.  It’s often difficult to come up with a realistic estimate because usually as the website is being developed, many aspects that weren’t thought of before are suddenly added. Therefore the following is a general guideline only. All estimates are based on client providing content to enter into website, images, graphics/logos. Repeated modifications to website does adjust the cost as it does affect the time to complete the website. (Think of this as you would a hiring a painter; changing your mind on the wall colour after painting the walls does add additional work for the painter, therefore additional cost.)

Updates

Hourly

$125
Website updates, add-ons, new pages
WordPress updates
Theme updates*
Plugin updates*
Security Scans
* must have valid license

Basic Website

$1800

(Average)

Set up hosting/domain
Install WordPress
3 pages
Menu
1 Contact Form
Hosting, domain or SSL

Ultimate Website

$3500

(Average price)

Set up hosting/domain
Install WordPress
7 pages
Blog with 5 Posts
Menu
1 Contact Form
Basic SEO
Hosting, domain or SSL

Ecommerce Website

$4900

(Average price)

Set up hosting/domain
Install WordPress
7 pages
10 Products
Setup Paypal or Google checkout
1 Contact Form
Basic SEO
Hosting, domain or SSL

Instruction Document

Document on how to update WordPress website (or any other instruction manual i.e. Mailchimp), includes full instructions including images… 

Providing Instructions

Onsite instruction $125 / hour plus travel time

Over-the-phone instruction $125 / hour

By the Hour

All work is charged by the hour (exception SEO) Rate is $125/hour as of July 2021. 

Exemptions

Custom code (javascript) or modifications to the theme structure are not included in any estimate above.  These are based on an hourly rate of $125/hour if possible.

Premium Themes & Plugins

Paid plugins or Themes are additional cost to the client.

Images from Stock websites are also additional cost to the client.

Deposits

Clients are required to pay a minimum 35% deposit of estimated cost up front before development begins.  When work/cost reaches the deposit amount, another deposit is required for the next 35% to ensure minimal amount is owing at the completion of project.