There are a range of considerations that must be taken before taking the leap to invest in a website. First, ask yourself the question, will a simple Shopify or Wix website be sufficient for my current needs? If after asking this question you answer yes then stop there, Wix and Shopify have a range of templates that allow for the creation of basic websites with no experience. If you have a specific design in mind, a unique feature you would like to implement or have a need for a good SEO presence, then it is time to consider getting the experts involved.
Like any product in the world, depending on how much you spend, the features and the end product will differ. Hence, asking the question of how much does it cost to get my website back in action is equitable to asking how much it will take to build a house, it is completely dependent on the extent of work required to get your website up and running and the quality of the finished product.
The first thing to make clear is that a website is an investment, like any investment it will bring you returns if you have a good service and are presenting it well through your website. Hence, the question to ask is what am I investing in? What do I need from my website and what might I need from it in the future? If you ask these questions early on you will need to spend less money on your website in the long term. For example, you might want to be able to book appointments on your website in the future or deploy your website around the world in the future, will your website be capable of doing this when you need it? or will you need to start again?
Hence, we strongly recommend you have a vision for your website both now and for your future needs from the site.
These are simply the average website costs for agencies within Australia and where your cost sits on this range will depend on the agency you choose and the complexity of your website.
In conclusion, you can invest as little or as much in your website as you like, in the end, the result you receive will depend more on the agency you choose than the budget you allocate. Different agencies have different strengths and weaknesses, hence, the best way to choose who develops your website is to make sure you are choosing smart, friendly and honest teams to help you with your project. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the cost, the busier the agency and hence, the better your end product is likely to be.
If you want to start a conversation about getting your next project off the ground please reach out to us via our contact form and we will give you a call.