How much does a website cost?
On this page we will breakdown how much a website costs in Australia. The types of agencies you can go with and how much we charge for web design solutions.
|Services||Web V8||Low Budget Agency||Expensive Agency|
|WordPress Website||Our pricing starts from $1500+ for regular commercial websites||If you went with an outsourcing digital marketing agency prices can be as low as $500+||If you went with a high-tier agency based in Australia prices can go up to $20,000+|
|Web Hosting||Enterprise-grade high performance web hosting starting from $540/year||Cheap, insecure and slow shared web hosting is only about $200-300 / year.||They often bundle multiple charges into the hosting fee ($500+ / month)|
|Maintenance||We include regular updates and maintenance in our packages||You’ll often be charged for every change you request.||They are often free.|
|SSL Certificate||Included in all packages||A very popular up-sell $18 – $40 etc.||Expect to pay a monthly additional fee on top of the hosting|
|Website Templates||We use frameworks to build templates||$100 for the theme and another $200 to install it||Usually included in the initial design|
|eCommerce||Our pricing starts from $2500 for online stores and payment processing||They will often add this as a hosting-addon at an additional $80/month||Expect to pay an additional $10k or so for the intial design, combined with additional hosting.|
|Data Entry||We negotiate this part at the beginning of our contract||Outsourced data entry specialists who often make mistakes with your data||Outsourced data entry specialists who will often have problems at the start but be patched up later|
|Integrations||Depending on the complexity of the integration $250 – 600||You will be asked to rebuild your whole website to integrate something with a plugin||Expect to pay roughly 10 hours in additional labour despite having a package with them|
|Custom Coded Website||If WordPress cannot handle the functionality we are happy to build custom sites for $8000+||Unable to provide||High-end agencies often use React or NodeJS website management templates to build websites|
|Advertising Management||We charge a fixed rate of $250 / month to manage ad accounts||They will be affiliated to run ads through their platform upselling you per click||You will most probably be asked to allocate a budget and they will do the rest|
|SEO||Building Australian backlinks and providing on-site SEO (100% in-house) – Using Ahrefs||You will often be paying a random fee for dodgey backlinks (toxic) with no real-results||They will often provide you with keyword performance reports and use expensive tools like Semrush & Ahrefs|
|Website Speed Optimisation||We charge $100 / hour for consultancy||They will juse install NitroPack to make it seem fast||Web V8 does all the white-label website speed optimisation work for agencies|
Web Design for Small Businesses
We aim to bring premium-tier web design services, from high speed web hosting to clean-coded websites to the small businesses and medium businesses in Australia. We make that website you think cost $20,000 for the larger agencies for less than half of that, so why not do it directly for the little-guy?
How do we price web design?
It’s important to understand the design process, revisions and development budget limitations. The price varies based on the clients wants, needs and habits.
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How do you build websites?
Every provider would have their own design process, but as performance and optimisation enthusiasts we like to pick out a design based on your existing media / images / shop etc. then begin populating text after we have a layout for the pages.
One of the biggest challenges we face as web developers / designs is getting content from the customer. As a result when it comes to online stores we will build the website with or without the products being sent to us to save time and maintain a regular schedule.
How do we build it without products? We make a few dummy products to help layout the website enough so that it’s visually acceptable by a search engine like Google.
We take the domain and hosting charges before beginning the work, as well as 50% of the initial cost of the website. We then take the final payment when the website is functional and only has minor touchups to be done.