To create a custom WordPress website allows you to have your website customized. And to create a custom WordPress website allows you to stand out from the crowd on the Web. Not to mention the power of blogging that gives you really strong SEO, which only WordPress can give you – more than any other platform.
fantastic. but how much does it cost to create a custom wordpress website?
That’s the question that few people I work with dare to ask.
And yet, to complete your project, it’s one of the most necessary and crucial expenses you’ll have to make. So it’s super important to talk about it up front so that you can anticipate the costs involved to create your custom WordPress website for your business plan.
So, I won’t make you wait any longer, to create a custom WordPress website made by a pro costs between 3000$ and… 500 000$!
Well, the maximum amount is random, I agree. But what are the reasons why I say that to create a WordPress website costs at least 3000$? Well, there are several.
For my part, there are 4 factors that determine the cost to create a custom WordPress website and I discuss them with you in our first conversation.
Here are the 4 factors:
websites that light you up for your wordpress website design
One of the first things I’m going to ask you for when designing your custom WordPress website is 2 or 3 other websites that get you tripping and inspire you to create your custom WordPress website.
In addition to being super important and exciting, this step also determines how visually complex you want your website to be. When you create a WordPress website, anything is possible, unlike other platforms. It really is. The sky is the limit! You can truly dream of anything to create your custom WordPress website.
Of course, the more visually complex it is to create the WordPress website, the more time it takes. This affects the costs.
We can create great looking, more conventional WordPress websites, and really funky ones that stand out from the crowd – depending on your branding and the image you want to convey. Don’t forget that you have to constantly think about your persona, your target audience – the people you’re talking to in particular: it determines the tone and visual of your WordPress website, as well as that of your branding. (I’ve already written an article about this, a “how-to-build-your-persona” guide).
The Bushy House | pretty funky WordPress website
Myriam Fillion Photographer | rather conventional WordPress website
what do you need on your wordpress website?
Do you want users of your custom WordPress website to be able to book appointments through a plugin? Would you like to add an events calendar? Want to add your portfolio? An online store? Learndash? Want to see your logo in a specific place?
All these features are special and it is necessary that you mention your desires and needs in order to create for your WordPress website during our initial conversation since some features are easier to find or create, and others are more complex and need to be coded and adjusted.
Also, in the world of WordPress, there are tons of extensions (“plugins”) available. There are free ones and there are paid ones.
When you ask me for a special feature to create your WordPress website, I always look at what is available for free and if the extension is of good quality. If it’s not what you’re looking for, I then look at the paid extensions. And if I don’t find anything (it happens, but it’s very rare), I code it.
Obviously, depending on how long it takes to create or find the special feature, there is an influence on the cost to create your custom WordPress website.
the time frame:
when you’d like to see your wordpress website online
Are you in a rush to create your WordPress website and see it online? Or are you flexible?
If you are flexible, time will not impact the cost to create your WordPress website.
If you are in a hurry, I will have to prioritize your project and make my other contracts wait. Also, I will have to work harder every day to make sure your custom WordPress website project is ready on time.
To give you an idea, to create a custom WordPress website usually takes between 6 to 8 weeks to design, once you give me all the necessary elements to design it such as your logo, texts, fonts you want, website colors, photos, etc.
It’s as simple as that: the time allocated to its design can have an influence on the cost to create the WordPress website of your dreams.
how many pages does your wordress website contain?
How many pages do you need to create your WordPress website? Do you want your site in multiple languages like French, Spanish or another language?
Obviously, the number of pages is an important factor affecting the cost to create your WordPress website since it involves more or less coding and development in the end.
Usually, to create their WordPress website, people settle for a home page, an “about” page, a “product” or “service” page, a blog page (the strength of WordPress) and a contact page. That’s a basic total of 5 pages that you’ll usually find in WordPress website design packages.
If you have a portfolio and/or an online store, we add that too.
If you want to create your WordPress website in another language, in addition to English, you have to double the cost of the WordPress website design and code. You understand that all this has an influence on the cost to create your custom WordPress website.
so, how much does it cost to create your wordpress website?
You understand that the most important element that influences the costs related to create your wordpress website is the time needed.
Whether it’s visual complexity, special features, timelines, or number of pages, the link that ties it all together is time.
The longer it takes to create a wordpress website, of course, the higher the cost.
To be honest, to create a quality WordPress website with about 5 pages, without any special features, in 2021, it should cost you around $3000 or $4000 and takes up to 6 to 8 weeks to design because it takes a lot of man hours.
It’s a good investment, I agree. But your WordPress website works for you, represents you, shows who you are, what your product or service is and grows your branding. In 2021, a WordPress website is quite necessary in order to get a real credibility.
And don’t forget, with WordPress, all your creativity can be expressed!
The page is blank, let yourself go…
coaching you to define your branding and crafting custom websites for creative minds, that’s what i love!