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How much will my website cost?

When embarking on the journey of creating a website, the inevitable question arises: "How much will it cost?" The well-worn adage, "You get what you pay for," holds true in the realm of website development. If you aspire to have a standout, dynamic, and visually appealing website, free templates might not cut it. Web design service costs can vary significantly, so let's explore the factors that influence them.

Comparing Website Designs to Cars

One interesting way to grasp the different costs associated with website development is to draw a parallel with cars. Just as cars come in various types, website designs do, too:

  1. Second-Hand Vehicle: These websites are akin to second-hand cars. They're often created using standard templates from web-building platforms like Wix or Weebly. Owners pay monthly from £150 to around £ 1,000 a year. While you can build a website on a tight budget using DIY platforms, these sites have limitations and demand time and creativity.
  2. New Everyday Runaround: Small business websites are like runaround cars. They typically a one off cost of between £500 and £2,500, offering essential business information, social media integration, Google Maps and online booking systems.
  3. BMW or Mercedes: E-commerce and custom feature websites equate to luxury vehicles like BMWs or Mercedes. These websites require slick, professional designs and advanced functionality and might cost between £2,000 and £8,000.
  4. Aston Martin or Ferrari: Large companies opt for bespoke websites, likened to upmarket cars. These sites have multiple pages, integration with CRM systems  and  are custom-created and designed to fulfill specific business needs. They don't rely on standard templates and can range from £5,000 to £10,000 or more.
Cost Breakdown Price More Info
Monthly subscription £0 WordPress is free
Apps/plugins (optional) £0 - £100 per month There are both free and premium plugins. Some charge a one-off fee, while others, you need to pay monthly or annually to use.
Themes £0 - £50 There are both free and premium themes. You only pay a one-off charge for premium themes rather than an ongoing subscription.
Hosting Typically £6 per month Hosting is an essential cost. It’s rare to find a host that accepts monthly payments, so you should expect to pay a minimum of £60 per year upfront.
Domain name £1 - £1,000s per year This is dependent on the name chosen
Security £0 - £3 per month Security can come built-in to your hosting plan, but it’s worth investing in extra security measures. There are free security plugins you can choose from if you’re on a tight budget.
IceRocket Design £50 per hour This is the one off (not monthly) cost for building your new site.
Minimum charge £500

See what our clients say

Affordable, easy, fast, friendly and transparent.

Affordable, easy, fast, friendly and transparent. From the moment you move forward to the moment it all finishes, it is a very comfortable process, with your designer just an email away, who will respond quickly and honestly to any questions you might have.

Ryan Campling
Labourforce Direct

They literally do everything for you

Having described the basic details of my needs, IceRocket Design very quickly came up with a site that was above and beyond anything I expected for a very reasonable price. They literally do everything for you, making it a stress-free experience.

Dawn Taxis

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