【Web Design】Guide to Website Design costs in Singapore
🤔How much does it cost to design a website?
When it comes to the actual costs of building a website, in Singapore or anywhere else in the world, answers will vary extensively. It does not mean that freelancers intentionally conceal price information from you. It is just that, the website design costs will widely vary based on your needs, budget, and desired features.
On Freehunter, clients can feel free to post a job on “Job Pool”, freelancers will contact you with his or her estimated rates. We categorize websites into 3 main types, this post would be a great starting point to help you budget your upcoming web design project!
1. Do-It-Yourself website design
Cost: free to SGD $50/month
If you do not have much budget, you might choose to build your own website using online free tools, platforms and resources. WordPress.org needs no introduction, in case you are totally new to website designing, do know that it is not just for blogs. You can actually use the platform to code, host, and customize based on your ideas. Other than WordPress.org, there are other sites, such as Wix.com, Designly and SquareSpace, which offer a wide range of superb templates and themes.
Pros & Cons
On the upside, by using free platforms, you will be saving tons of money. On the downside, there are limited choices in terms of functions, themes and design. If you want a site that can stack up with a professionally designed website, you at least need a basic grasp of coding and graphic design. You can choose to spend time mastering programming and design skills, or you can choose the more professional variant listed below.
2. Mid-sized Business Website Design
Cost: $5,000 – $20,000
The cost of website design for small businesses varies for each business industry. Typically, a middle sized website will cost around $3,500 – $5,000 if you do not need any additional maintenance support or customised features.
What can you expect from a Mid-sized company website?
You can expect your website to be built from a pre-made web design template. Although it is made by template, your website will still be geared toward brand identity and suitable content.
The number of pages required depends on the site architecture. If you have a current website and request a revamp, your web design company can help you to sort out the placement of your website content and combine or create new web pages if needed.
You can also expect your web design company to use page builders, such as Divi page builder to make it easier for you to manage your website after it is launched.
Usually, website designers will also provide you with documentation, and a round of system training after the website is launched.
3. Corporate Website Design
Cost: $15,000 – $50,000
More features of Corporate Websites?
Websites designed for corporate business are usually longer in length, requiring 10-30 pages with a contact form integrated with subscriptions plugin. Some corporate websites will include additional marketing tools and add ons including live chat, pop up windows and more.
A corporate website is suitable for companies that want to grow their business online. Most companies will use Google Marketing service or Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to advertise their website.
Listed below are 6 essential features of a good corporate website. Website designing is not only about building websites, but also content strategy, competitor research and sitemap planning.
Quick Tips before website designing
Additional expenses may be incurred during web designing, as some spontaneous need of extra props may pop up during website design. Getting a quotation helps you to avoid additional website design expenses out of your pocket.
To get an accurate website design quotation, be sure to list out all relevant information of the project when you post a job. You can also send messages to the website designers you like on Freehunter to better communicate!