A personal website differs from a business one. Before calculating the price of your personal website, it is necessary to answer a question “Why do you need a website”?
Clients have two goals:
- Increase sales rates
- Creating a personal brand
Understanding of your desires is the only way to calculate the price of the website.
This approach is lead generating. Therefore, the number of clients will increase. It is a perfect option if you are a personal consultant.
Creating of a brand
If you need a website to create a brand, you need to decide what name the domain will have. Some people use their name, other their position or industry. It is not crucial, but it would be better to choose a short and memorable name.
It is necessary to pay special attention to design. You should check design trends to create an attractive website. At the same time, you need to combine design with the industry you work in.
Your website should have some useful information. Content depends on your activity, if you deal with photo retouching, then you can upload examples of your work. If you are a psychologist, then consider writing some articles telling how you helped your clients.
Prices, companies and freelancers
It is necessary to decide who will create your website. There are special agencies, which create websites. They offer a wide range of services from designing to tech support. Moreover, the agencies are full of professional teams that consist of a project manager, a designer, a developer, a tester, etc.
Freelancers’ services are cheaper, but it may be a person who would not be able to meet all clients’ desires.
The prices are different. They depend entirely on the project. If you order a website in a western company, then you should be ready to pay from $2000 to $15000. Hour rates are about $250 when the rates in Eastern Europe are about $30.