What’s The Cost?

A typical conversation on how we structure our pricing

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

Hi, we need a website. Can you give me a price?

Hi, we’re kinda confused about how much a website will cost us. I’ve looked at DIY site builders but we don’t want to go down that route. We’re serious about having a professional web presence built by someone here in Jersey.

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

Sure. We can help you with that.

We build websites for a range of clients, large companies, smaller ones and even some solo entrepreneurs. Our prices start at around £2,000 for a basic site.

For that you’d be looking at something like this:
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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

Hmmm… Perhaps we need more than just a £2k site.

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

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

The cost depends on your business’ needs.

Although we can produce a basic site for around £2k, most of the sites we build cost between £3k and £5k. Here are a couple of examples from within that price range:

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

Our MD has some quite sophisticated ideas.

Brian thinks we should allow users to login and manage their own accounts.  He also wants data pulled in from our cloud accounting package. Can we make that happen?

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

Those things are possible! …but might not be cheap.

Generally costs rise when the website’s design and/or functionality effort increases. Perhaps a website needs some fancy graphics, to take payments online or link up with a cloud based service. In these cases you may be looking at over £5k. We’ve built websites where the total project cost exceeded £20k… but that website had wings! Here are some examples of our more advanced sites:

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

I think I understand.

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?

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

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

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 down payment of 25% of the total cost before we kick things off.

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

Sounds good.

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

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

That’s no problem, 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.

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

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

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

We charge around £200 per year for hosting and can provide monthly fixed cost support and maintenance.

Our web hosting is priced around £200 – £300 per year and comes with HTTPS (encryption) and a heap of security measures. We also take nightly backups that can be restored in a matter of seconds.

We offer optional monthly support and maintenance contracts, the price depends on the complexity of the website but typically starts from around £40 for a brochure site. Check out this example of our support contract to find out what it includes.

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SOPHIE - Potential Client @ Widgets Jersey

Thanks for explaining all this. What now?

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

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PHIL - Owner @ Blue Llama

It was my pleasure. Let’s meet up.

If you want to chat about any of this just call me on 01534 527005, email me at phil@bluellama.co.uk or fill out our . We can then meet up and go through your requirements.

Thanks for calling and have a great day.