Why Do Websites Cost So Much?

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We always get the question, “how much is this going to cost us?” and we decided to explain why it costs so much to build a website.

When it comes to websites, there are so many variables and behind the scenes actions that happen without most people knowing.

Below we’ll answer the burning question and give you a better expectation when it comes to website designers.

We bill by the project, not the hour.

Is your favorite activity sitting at your desk with a stopwatch, timing each task you do during your work time? Yeah, it isn’t ours eitherI

We get the common question, “How many hours will it take?” all the time and we’re trying to change it up.

We get it, if it were us, we’d want to know how long and how much a project would cost. Unfortunately, on the web developer/designer end, we want to solve problems and provide the best product possible. So when we work with these two perspectives, we don’t want to limit our work by time constraints, which is why quoting on a project basis makes the most sense for everyone involved!

We do TONS of research

Before we even begin your project, we

  1. Do lots of research about you, your industry, your competitive landscape and how you can look different.

  2. We research integrations and APIs to determine how we can make your website and systems better.

  3. We figure out the best ways to save you both time and money for your website.

We wholeheartedly believe in our core values

  • We believe in building intuitive websites that match and respond to your customer’s requests.

  • We strive to solve problems and grow your business

  • We put our customers first and focus on your needs over ours.

“Affordable” is different to everyone

We’ve heard the phrase “I can’t afford that.” many times, but we’ve also heard the phrase “We can afford way more.”

The most important takeaway from this is that we all have way different priorities in life and we' want to work with people who are wanting to put a priority on their online presence.

We don’t compete based on price, we believe in value

Our quest to be the best means taking the time to learn new technologies and work with clients directly. We can’t take this time if we are frantically cranking out 20 websites a month, answering thousands of emails, and maintaining so many social media accounts our heads begin to spin.

There is always going to be someone, probably in India, who can make a cheaper website than we can. And that’s ok. If someone is just looking at the number at the bottom of the quote to make a decision, why would they hire us anyway?

Taking the time to do it right. Training your staff on updating your site. Answering your questions when you call as straight forwardly as we can. That’s what you are paying for. We need to build in that time for you because we want to, and those who want an awesome website want that too.

Most people don’t understand the average cost

According to Website Magazine, in 2011, the average website design costs between $2000-$10000. So $3000 for our lowest priced websites are actually fairly competitive in terms of market value. And if you talk to our clients (many of whom we’ve charged more than $3000 for their website) they’ll tell you that working with us saved them time, money, and hassle.

A Simple Quote is impossible

In an article by Forbes, the author has been in the web design industry for more than 13 years, and his company has built more than 2,000 websites of all sizes and types. But to this day, he still cannot answer this question.

Caleb Roche

Born and raised in Enid, Oklahoma, Caleb Roche is setting a new standard for how to create, connect, and inquest the business world. His inspiration and creativity stemmed from a mentorship with the former Oklahoma City bomber’s attorney. Learning the value of truth, dedication, and research, Caleb has taken his skills beyond courtrooms and incorporated them into business. He accomplishes every task with his extroverted personality and sincere care for the clients he encounters. Caleb looks forward to getting to know those he has the opportunity to meet and is excited about what the future holds.