Here’s the thing – It’s really hard to judge how much a website cost just by looking at the design.
Consider this — It is indisputable that the Lamborghini Spyder is one hot car. Even so, what most Lambo enthusiasts love about this car is not how it looks, but how it sounds – it is the roar of the v10 engine that takes the Spyder from 0 to 60mph in just 3.4 seconds.
Just like the $250,000 Lambo, what makes up the cost of a website is not only how the website looks on the surface, but rather, what lies “under the hood” that makes a website work.
After helping hundreds of businesses to create their websites, I’ve done and have seen a lot.
Having experimented with different website building software and tools, I’ve developed strong opinions about…
- What’s worth your money and what’s not worth it.
- What to focus on and what to toss out the window.
- What matters and want doesn’t.
Whenever you are trying something new, having someone in your corner who has experience in the subject can really help.
Simply put, the cost of building your website boils down to 4 resources:
- Technical knowledge (or your interest to learn to code)
- Design skills (or your willingness to learn design)
Most people lack 1 or a few of these 4 resources.Spend a couple of seconds to think about which ones you have (or don’t have).You don’t need to have all 4 to start a website because you can easily compensate one for another one.
Try out this link to compute for your website development cost, it should look something like this
- This is not your first website – you have experiences managing websites.
- If you have very specific design or software needs that only WordPress can provide.
- If you have both time and money to spend on learning, building and managing a WordPress website.
Use Wix, Squarespace, or Weebly (aka fully-hosted website builder) if:
- This is your first website.
- You don’t need any custom design or specific software / tools on your website.
- You have limited time to spend on your website so you don’t want to learn how to code.
- You have limited money to invest in your website so you prefer not to hire skilled designers or developers to help you.
- You want more control over your website – so you don’t have to keep paying a designer or developer to make changes. You prefer to manage your website yourself.
Original Article by: http://www.websitebuilderexpert.com