What will it all cost?

We work on projects from £3k to £50k+

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

Hi, 👋🏻 our company needs a new website.

I’ve looked at DIY site builders but we’re serious about having a professional, branded web site built here in Jersey. What do you charge?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

Sure. We can help with that. 😊

You’ve made the right call. While you can create a website yourself, will it really portray your business in its best light?

We’ll design something bespoke that appeals directly with your target market and converts casual browsers into paying customers.

Our prices start at around £3k for a simple brochure site. Here are some recent examples:

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

We need more than just an entry level site.

Our market is quite competitive and we need to stand out from our competition and engage with our customers. If we want something a little more advanced how much will that cost?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

The cost depends on your business’ needs. 📈

Before we create a proposal, we like to make sure we’re a good fit for your project. We carry out some discovery work learning about your aims, market, customers, competition and any problems that might be getting in your way. Only then do we work out what your requirements are.

Although we can produce a basic site for around £3k, most of the sites we build cost between £5k and £10k. Here are a couple of example projects from within that price range:

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

Our MD has some quite sophisticated ideas.

Claire thinks we should allow users to login to our website and interact with us digitally, she also wants to pull data from our CRM and display that on the website. Can we make those things happen?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

Those things are possible! …but may not be cheap. 💰

Generally costs rise when the website’s design and/or functionality effort increases. Perhaps a website needs some fancy graphics or video, take payments online or link up with a cloud based service. In these cases you may be looking at over £10k. We’ve built websites where the total project cost exceeded £50k… but those websites had wings!

Here are some examples of our more advanced sites:

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

So cost is proportional to effort.

Effectively the cost of our website will depend on the amount of effort you guys put into the design and making it do fancy things.

Will I know how much it’s all going to cost before you start?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

Of course, once we determine your requirements we provide a fixed price.

After we’ve carried out our discovery, I’ll send you a proposal laying out the things we’ll do and a fixed cost for doing them. If you are happy to progress then we just need a 25% down payment before we kick things off, then we structure other payments over the project life cycle.

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

Sounds good. 👍🏻

What if our requirements change and we decide we need the website to do something extra?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

No prob-llama, we can accommodate change.

If you decide that you need additional or changed functionality then we’ll price this up and let you know in advance how much it will cost. We’re always 100% transparent about costs and explain exactly where your investment is going.

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

That seems fair. Are there any other costs I should be aware of?

We are serious about our website and want it to continue to be fast and secure and have help updating it.

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

We charge annually for hosting and also recommend a monthly care package.

Our web hosting is priced at £300 per year and comes with a heap of security measures and monitoring to make sure your site remains safe. We also take nightly cloud backups that can be restored in a matter of seconds.

We recommend that you take out a monthly care package to make sure your site continues to work perfectly and you get any help needed to maintain it. The price depends on the complexity of the website but typically starts from around £50 per month for a brochure site. Check out this example of our care plan to find out what it includes.

You might also want to think bringing in a professional photographer, copywriter and video production team. We have great partners we work with in each of these areas.

Web Design Client

HANNA, POTENTIAL CLIENT

Thanks for explaining all this. What now?

I’m keen, how should we take things forward?

Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

It was my pleasure. Let’s meet up. 📅

If you want to chat then feel free to book in a Zoom or phone call, or just email me at
phil@bluellama.co.uk.

Have a great day! 🙂

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Phil de Gruchy

PHIL, BLUE LLAMA

Oh, and one other thing…

Before we meet, it might be worth you downloading our free guide which lays out the decision you’ll need to make when getting a business website made.