Every startup needs an online presence and the million-dollar question is that how much will it cost? The cost of a website can vary indefinitely, depending on your budget, business goals and ultimately how finicky you can be. As a matter of fact, a website having high quality design and performance demands a more handsome investment as opposed to something plain that gets the job done. It is best to hire a professional to guide you through the process, especially if you are not a computer geek or have no clue how web development and design works.

Artists, authors, or other professionals who want to create a simple portfolio or blog need not spend too much for a personal web page. They can simply use convenient website builders like Wix and Weebly. Anybody can create an awesome looking website with the tools provided by these platforms. They handle all the basic requirements for you, which includes web hosting services and registering of a domain name. Packages start from as low as $5 per month and can go up to $50, depending on your level of customization.

Hiring a professional can be expensive, but people having fair knowledge regarding web development and design can save money. They can always build a website using Word Press, which is the world’s most widely used platform for creating websites. WordPress was originally designed for blogging, but the variety of added tools has made it useful for making many more complex databases, such as Ecommerce and Social Media. WordPress allows a lot of customization, but an amateur cannot go far. To create a highly sophisticated website with WordPress, you might require the input of a professional.

If establishing a dynamic website is the top priority and concern of your business, you are perhaps willing to invest a lump sum. You shall search for a credible IT firm near you or outsource your project to a foreign company if it fulfills the qualifications you seek. A team of professional web developers and designers will note down all your essentials and keep you in the loop during the development process. The time consumed by the project to reach completion relies on the desired intricacy and the number of changes/fixes it will undergo along the way.

The simple decree: the more you spend, the more you get. If you choose a website builder, you get a basic product; with WordPress and a little professional help, you may end up with something marvelous, whereas going all out and letting experienced professionals do all the work guarantees an excellent outcome. I will further explain the scenario with my favorite “Cappuccino Metaphor”:

A website built via commercial website builder is like instant cappuccino. The task of preparation requires minimum input, but you achieve the much needed caffeine fix (it doesn’t even taste half bad). Creating your website with WordPress is like making your cup of cappuccino with ground ingredients at home. You grind the coffee and follow all the necessary steps by following an online tutorial or recipe. The procedure takes some time and effort, although you might nail it or fail it. Finally, you have the option to get a readymade cup of flawless cappuccino prepared by a professional, such as Starbucks. That requires zero effort on your part, but it tastes excellent and costs more.


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