Website Estimates

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.)

Maintenance

Monthly

$60/per month
WordPress updates
Theme updates*
Plugin updates*
Security Scans
* must have valid license

Basic Website

$750

(Average)

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

Ultimate Website

$1895

(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

$2895

(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

Basic Search Engine Optimization

Based on hourly rate, estimate 2 – 5 hours for a website @ $75/hour

Instruction Document

Document on how to update WordPress website (or any other instruction manual i.e. Mailchimp), includes full instructions including images… @ $65/hour

Providing Instructions

Onsite instruction $65 / hour plus travel time

Over-the-phone instruction $65 / hour

By the Hour

All work is charged by the hour (exception SEO) Rate is $65/hour as of January 2020. 

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 $65/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.