Perhaps the most common (and first) question we receive from potential clients is, "How much does it cost?" Unfortunately, when it comes to web design, development, and content, there really is no set price. So many factors affect how much a particular job will cost, no realistic pricing can be given until at the very least a basic set of work parameters is established. We are very flexible however and prefer to base rates upon the requirements of a particular job rather than a simple flat rate.
This means for instance, that the cost for something as simple as a 300 word blog post could be as low as $20.00, while an 800 - 1,200 word magazine quality piece could be $200.00 and higher. Website design and development can range from $500.00 for a straightforward five page site, to easily over $1500.00 for a large e-commerce design. Additional costs could include hosting, domain registration, added features, payment gateway setup, specialized scripts and code, and other add ons.
For the most part, how much rates will be depends upon the requirements of the job, such as research time, formatting, deadlines, determination of rights if needed, and other related items. We do offer lower rates for bulk orders and long term agreements and prefer these arrangements as it allows a closer working relationship and more consistent and effective development of the client's content. And above all, we always price our rates competitively if not lower than anyone else's.
***Advice for price shoppers.***
Contact us by phone or e-mail and we'll be happy to schedule a discussion of your needs and goals. Then we can talk practically and realistically about pricing that will fit within your budget.
We do like to offer a word of warning to those savvy enough to shop around before deciding on a particular content provider or developer. The content and web development marketplace today is inundated with providers offering all kinds of rates and guarantees. Some of the most prolific offer incredibly low rates and lofty promises. Many, if not most, are utilizing foriegn offshore third parties to produce content. If there is one thing that is true of online content, it is that you do indeed get what you pay for.
If you find a provider willing to produce a 1,000 word technical article for $20.00 for example, it would be wise to ask yourself a few questions. Among them being.....
- 1. Would I be able to realistically charge $20.00 for an article that would require several hours of work?
- 2. Is this provider based in the United States? (Or your country of origin.)
- 3. Do they demonstrate a fluent grasp of the language required, well enough to pass as a native speaker?
- 4. What will it cost me if the work returned is subpar and requires editing?
Also consider these facts.
Nearly 50% of outsourced projects fail outright, or fail to meet expectations.
51% of employers have reported that outsourcer performance has been below expectations
We hope what we've provided here has been helpful. Contact us today to see if our services are a good fit for your business.