Getting back to the question of what a website costs, it should be noted that there is actually not such thing as a standard price for a website.
The situation can be compared to asking what the price of a house is.
Houses are not all the same.
Some houses have one living area, a kitchen space, a toilet and a shower while other houses have many rooms, with bathrooms on suite for each room, a dining room, lounge, TV room, study areas, an entertainment area, a gymnasium and so on.
Even when comparing one bedroom houses there are many differences that make each one unique.
The price of a website can only be determined once the "architectural" plans are available:
- What functionality and performance should be included?
- What is the purpose and goal of the website in other words, what should be achieved?
- When will it be considered successful?
- What should it look like? What is the expected appearance and how does it portray the character of the owner?
- Which elements that are to be used on the website will be provided by the customer and which need to be created?
- How much time is available to complete the job? In other words what is the deadline?
- What are the consequences of not meeting the deadline?
- What amount of customer interaction will be required during the development process? In other words what are the expected intervals between progress reports?
- What are the financial constraints? In other words what is the budget?
- What will be the reporting structure? Will there be a number of people relating to the developer (requiring the need for group meetings) or will there be a single point of contact.
When starting a business, most of the time there are limited financial resources. This does not mean that one should let go of one's goals or expectations.
Ways to manage a cash strapped situation:
- Start with building only core requirements and expand as the capacity increases.
- Amortise the expense over a period of time.
- Aim for the achievement of short term goals that form part of medium and long term goals.
- Prioritise expenses that will enable the achievement of follow up goals.
By breaking down goals and plans into manageable chunks and by setting milestones for achievement, it is possible to start with any resource.
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