Why your Small Business Should Have a Website
Last week we looked at why your SME should have a website. This week we’re going to take a look at the cost of creating one.
Yes, it’s possible to create your own website, but if you’re not sure what you’re doing it can affect your business. A professional website is something that your SME should seriously consider investing in, and the sooner, the better.
Let’s take a look at the costs of and factors that influence setting up a top quality website.
So, the daily rate can vary, depending on the agency you use. It’s always a good idea to shop around for quotes before committing to one agency in particular. A daily rate can be anywhere in the range of €100 to €1000.
Waterford Web Design notes that:
- €100 per day will get you a graduate level designer,
- €350 per day an experienced sole trader and
- €500 per day is reserved for professionals within a larger agency.
Now, what are the factors that influence price?
You should give a lot of thought to how you want your website to look. First impressions really matter, especially when it’s your business!
Ask yourself this simple question: Do you want your customers to be able to look at your website on their phones? If the answer is yes, you should definitely make sure you ask for a mobile friendly site.
Hosting and Domain
This is essentially renting a space on a computer to hold your website. Getting this is essential to creating a website.
This should cost you no more than €100 for a reasonable package and a .com domain.
On average a website will cost anywhere between €1000 and €7000. Again, this will vary depending on what features you want on the website and the daily cost of the agency you hire.
A website can be expensive to set up, but the benefits are worth it in the end.
If you want to get a website set up ASAP, but lack the finances, maybe consider a small cash advance loan.
Here at GRID, we provide a business loan called a cash advance, that will help you to fund your new website.
We provide a cash advance of up to €100,000 over a maximum of 18 months. The repayments are made daily as a small percentage of your future card sales. To apply simply:
Don’t be put off by the potential price of a website. It’s an essential part of successful businesses today. Without a website, you could lose future customers to competitors. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact GRID Finance for a cash advance loan today!