Many companies offer “Affordable websites”. Websites prices vary from £99 to even £30000. But why such a variation? Do affordable websites or cheap websites have the same quality as the expensive websites? Are there any risks by paying for a cheaper website? What risks do you take by getting an affordable website instead of paying a higher price? Why would you pay more for the same website design?
Website prices – £99 or £30000?
Probably this is an exaggeration. Maybe a £99 website includes 3 pages while a £30000 website is an eCommerce website with 5000 products, and 500 pages. In this case, the price difference is obvious an understandable.
But, what about if you get an offer for a 5 pages website with contact form, emails, and hosting for £150 and another company offers you the same website for £1000? Or would you go for the cheaper option? Would you look for some price in the middle?
Advice: Think what your website requires, think on the time people will invest on creating a quality website for your business, for example in testing and the experience and effort behind your new website.
Do Affordable websites have the same quality as the expensive websites?
Yes and no. It depends on the companies that offer the website. How big they are, where are they located, how is their customer service, etc.
Advice: Check the company’s work or portfolio. If you like what you see, you will like what your new website.
Affordable website – Risks?
Getting an affordable website or cheap website does not mean that you will get a bad or low quality website. Companies offer affordable websites because they want to promote themselves, increase sales or other reasons but it does not mean it will decrease quality.
Advice: make sure the company offers good customer service and delivers what it promises on time.
What is an affordable price for a website?
It depends on your budget. To be honest, you can think that a website is affordable for your business but another person could think it is really expensive.
Advice: Set your budget. If you have proposals from different companies, think why you are getting different prices and if you are not sure, ask!
On a final note, take a moment to think. Hire the company you feel comfortable with, set a budget for your website, and follow your instinct, at the end you will pay for a website that is going to be the face of your business online and you need to happy with it. Don’t go cheap, but definitely you will not need to invest all your resources in it.