Affordable web design is simple – what is your budget ?

More importantly how much do you want to get back from the web investment ? What will be the turnover ? How much profit will there be ? How much would you pay for every Euro returned in sales ?


MeanIT Affordable Web Design SolutionsStatic website
 expect about €1250 or 1500 for 5 page website – can you do the rest ? If you have the skill set or are willing to read the Manual and learn. Do your own SEO. This low investment option requires that someone manages things at your end, including SEO, software updates and content editing.

Small Business Website expect about €1250  to 1500 for the 5 pages and €75 a page for SEO done for you, if you need it  (and you do) .  Simple it is done for you and works away, making you money in leads and enquiries. Sign up for a Monthly Care Plan for peace of mind to protect your website investment.

CMS Managed Solution Project Costs  expect about €2500 to 3000 for about 10 pages and get some good input from an Online Business Analyst for good planning. Getting your business online properly, making it Search Engine Friendly – expect about €75 a page for SEO done for you. Now you are in control. Add as much useful content as you like or employ someone to do it for you.

Summary of prices in €s + VAT – €750 for a one page site to €1250 to 1500 for a 5 page site to €2500 or 3000 depending on modules required, you decide.

    • Content Management System, Initial  Content Entry for 5- 10 pages, Unlimited Web pages can be added by you, Attachment Management, Image and Flash Manager, Image Gallery, SEO Tools, Google Maps, YouTube, Preview Mode, Query Form, Website Statistics – €1250  or 1500 to €2500 or 3000
    • Website Design Template choice of Client from $39 to $99 or Custom Design from a Graphic Designer, to be quoted, expect 500 to 750
    • Monthly Support & Maintenance Options if required needs to be available – see HERE.
    • Potential clients usually want the lowest price and yet they do also want a great website that delivers value and a good supporting relationship. They want to buy from someone they know, like and trust or to whom they have been referred. We need to offer great products and services at fair prices and still make a fair profit, so that we get a Win Win result – this is a core belief at MEANit

CHEAP WEBSITES, DISCOUNTED WEBSITES….Warning – The real cost is lost opportunity for you

Cheap website, one day websites, free websites, DIY Websites, Free hosting included, cheap hosting included – this says everything you need to know about the company offering their product or service.

Would you buy a cheap, discounted or Free house without asking a few questions ? Or a Holiday ? What about a car ?

You get what you pay for, so take the trouble to write up a Specification of what you want, a detailed Brief, that adequately covers what you want to achieve, so that you can look for a product or service that will do as requested. Get a Wireframe or plan done by a web designer and then get a Design mockup done and then expect to get what you order – use an experienced web focused Graphic designer to do this.

If you go for the “Bargain” then do not be surprised when it bites you and you have to start again. Any spend may then have been wasted, but more importantly, you will have time and lost potential. Maybe a year of online sales or promotion, possibly looking bad for a year to any clients who dropped by.

Take your website seriously, just as seriously as having a high street store, make sure it is fit for purpose and a place that makes you proud.

Do NOT blame the Developer or call him a cheat, you make the call with your budget and you know what is cheap and what is good value – make the right call, for your own sake. Developers are not Graphic Designers or Business people either. Get an agency or a team on the job, an all in one web design agency preferably or working for you as a team on your project, a Graphic Designer, a Web Developer and a Digital Marketer. Make sure they have an office and staff, rather than being some agent or front for a virtual team in some far flung continent.

Rarely do we get a website enquiry from anyone who has not been “stung” or “bitten” – but oh what an education – sometimes an expensive one !

If you want to increase your sales by 100k this coming year, how much are you willing to invets to get it?

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