How Much Does a Website Development Cost in 2015 or 2016?

Our series of “website cost” articles are the most popular on our blog, garnering about 30,000 views per month. Business owners are obviously confused by the wide difference in cost estimates provided by web development agencies, ranging widely from as little as $4,000 to over $100,000. For 2015, we are going to take a more interactive approach to help answer the website cost riddle. We also urge you to check out our popular article, How Much Does A Website Cost in 2014, for some additional perspective.
In ALL our estimates below we assume the following:
• Estimates are based on our hourly rate.
• Estimates include planning, design, programming, marketing setup and launch.
• All new websites will be mobile/tablet-responsive.
• All our websites are built in a CMS framework to empower non-technical staff to edit most content themselves.
• Clients will provide all text content (body copy, product/ team images).
In order to better help you figure out your options and potential costs, we need to identify who you are and what you need. Please click on the description below that best describes your situation and we’ll jump you down the page for more personalized advice.
1. I need a new small business website to sell a few products or to promote my services. This is my first real website.
2. I need to improve my existing small business website to be more effective.
3. I work for a medium-sized business in marketing or online management and we are seeking a web agency to help enhance our existing website.
4. I am the online manager of a large business and our internal team needs help improving our website and enhancing our brand.
5. I want to know, what are some of the other associated costs for websites?
Before we move on we want to throw a few more definitions at you: custom databases, and 3rd-party integration
Custom Database: All the websites we create use a database to hold your content so it can be displayed on your website pages. For these estimates we are assuming you need an out-of-the-box database and don’t require any special customizations of a standard database.
3rd-party Integrations: A “3rd-party” is any outside application or service you need to include within your website. We do include Google Analytics and some standard plug-ins in our estimates but we do not include integrating outside applications such as ERP systems and other complex outside services.

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