Many factors affect WordPress website pricing. So, before asking how much for a WordPress website, consider load speed performance, reliable hosting, security, great design, unique and interesting content, and optimization for search engines. In general, costs depend on your needs, but here are 10 factors that affect website costs, the highest of which will most likely be content, SEO, and business integrations.
A Great Domain Name
Great domain names used to be based on the simplicity of the word, easy to remember, and the .com extension. Thankfully, that has changed in the past five years or so. People will rarely type in a domain name in their search. Instead, it is more likely that we ask Google or Siri to search using a phrase. Then we choose from a list of URLs with brief descriptions on page one. I can’t remember ever scrolling pages on Google on my phone, although I may do so on a PC. Moreover, domain name extensions have a new meaning, so we aren’t stuck trying to buy .com extensions from domain brokers. Domain costs: $120 – $2500.
A good domain names should reflect the keyword phrase your content represents. For this purpose, tools out there like Moz, Yoast, and aHrefs, can help you choose the right keywords for your business website.
Hosting More Than Just a Presence
Search for web hosting and you will see sites that list the 5 or 10 best hosting services. Are those lists rigged? Umm, of course the features of one provider will alway stick out. All in all, SEO can be good and bad, depending on which side of the search button you are on.
While cost is always important, there are other factors that should be more important if you are considering a hosting service for your website. First, understand the difference between dedicated and shared hosting. Also, check out the performance of their home page by running Google PageSpeed Insights. Check out how long they have been in business, security and backups, and features. For instance, they should offer SSL hosting, WordPress, 24 hour customer service, and have prices for different business models. We use InMotion Hosting, it serves us well and offers a lot for the cost. Shared hosting cost: about $125. Dedicated: about $3600.
The Most Unappreciated Technical Skill
Computer Graphics is a skill that requires both artistic and technical skills. Not to mention, the cost of the tools needed for graphics design are expensive and always evolving. For this reason, we outsource these skills and find that costs are very reasonable. Graphic Artist rates: $50 – $150 per hour.
WordPress Plugins Upselling
Software development for WordPress is growing rapidly and is very competitive. As a result, there are sometimes dozens of choices for each plugin, when you need to add a feature to a website. The problem is, the free version of the plugin is usually limited and sometimes is just not usable. Changing style to match your website, for example. Of course they will always offer a Pro Version, typically for about $25 – $49. Some are based on a monthly subscription, like real estate MLS plugins which can cost $50 to $100 per month.
Beautiful Website Design
Ask yourself how much for a WordPress website template? The best way to shop for website designs is to check out template sites. There are thousands of templates to choose from. However, be aware that most templates don’t include the stock photos. Your website may look completely different than what you expected. Template Cost: $25 – $100.
Website Content is King
Content management goes hand-in-hand with SEO and keyword research. To that end, generating good content is a service provided by subject matter experts, blog writers, and video, which may come from seminars or live feeds from YouTube. These are important elements of a website that attracts visitors. In general, content generation services will run you about $1000 – $2000 per month.
Website Load Times
Google gives you about 5 seconds to impress them. After that, you’re on the B List. Likewise, most website visitors will give you 3 seconds, then go away. Website performance is affected by a combination of things, listed below. Typically, a consultant would charge you about $500 to $1000 to fix your website performance issues.
- Web Hosting
- Image sizes
- Text size
- WpBakery and Elementor will slow things down.
- Plugin code
- Broken Links
WordPress can integrate with your company portal or Microsoft Office and SharePoint. Also, other integrations, like MailChimp, Constant Contact, FaceBook, LinkedIn, or using Zapier to connect to Project Management software are common. Most consultants charge about $100 per hour to handle the IT.
How much for WordPress website programming services? How mSome E-Commerce websites may need to connect to a database system like Oracle, SQL Server, mySQL, or MariaDB. WordPress is built on PHP, but you may need Python, C++, or Java coders. Programmers in the US typically charge about $100 per hour.
Search Engine Optimization
This is where the rubber meets the road in websites. The SEO process is technical and quite unpredictable. For example, SEOs will optimize a site and wait a few weeks to measure the effectiveness of the on page and off-page efforts. This service costs about $500 to $2500 per month. Check out our low prices for SEO services.