What Does Your Website Need?
If you only want a cheap website we are happy to refer you to a cheap providers. Focusing on how much it is going to cost is the wrong side of the equation.
When looking for a website that makes your business money, you may like to chat with us to discover if we can give you what you need.
How much money can a good website generate for you?
What is the likely return on investment, that would make it worth your while, to outlay an investment of time and money to get it built?
The simplest way to work it out is to ask ...
What is your average gross profit per sale?
Then, how many additional sales do you need to make to cover the initial investment to build the website.
If the website investment is $7,000 then, it needs to bring in an additional ten customers to break even. One new client a week will cover the cost to build within ten weeks.
Before you start, set goals for your new website, to determine the return on investment and the time to break even.
Choose a website option to meet your requirements and budget now
You can easily upgrade it in the future, without having to do a full rebuild again. You can have a website that is flexible to add 'modules', features and functionality later, as your cashflow grows.
When To Build A Website?
It can take anywhere between 3 to 6 weeks to start and complete a website, plus the time it takes to get all your information together to include in the website. Here is a checklist or the sort of information you will need to gather.
The question is "When Do You Want To Start Making More Sales" - in 3 weeks, 3 months, 3 years?
Every day you delay making the decision is a day further from making additional sales. I'm sure you would agree that the best time to start is now so you can start benefiting earlier with an influx of new customers and grow the business.
What Does A Website Cost?
Websites can cost anything from $500 to $50,000 and more (large companies spend millions).
These days anyone can be a web designer and build on any number of free and cheap web platforms. It might take a day to a week to build for $500 but these are not going to generate business for you. You get what you pay for.
On the other hand we have worked on custom projects of $50,000 and more with organisations with large budgets. This is will be overkill and will take a long time to get a return on your investment, unless you have an equally large budget for marketing.
You should expect to pay $2,000 for a basic brochure site, between $4,000 to $6,000 for a marketing and lead generation website and $10,000+ for more involves sites with special functions or requirements needed (eg members area, shopping cart, directory, ... ). Get an estimate of what websites cost.
If you know you will recoup your investment with the first new sale, or within 3 months, or whatever that number is, delaying making a decision only pushes out when you will start benefiting from increased business.