Planning of a Web Site Budget
The very important, yet often neglected aspect in building a web site, is planning the web budget. In essence, a website budget includes all of the finances that will involved in the website itself - from the design and designer, to web hosting costs, the domain name, and even the materials that will be on the site itself (such as advertising)
In order to have a realistic view of web site costs, you should be aware of the fact that the web site budget would depend on:
1. Web Designer/Programmer: the first thing to do with a website budget is to put money aside for a Web Designer. A good web site needs to have a great design, but it can all depend on where you go. Some web designs, such as freelance designers, may only charge a small fee, while professional businesses can charge up to $1000 or more for a design.
The website budget for a web designer and/or web design company should include the total of fees that they are asking. This includes how many pages they are responsible for, as well as any background programming, such as shopping carts for customers to purchase from you. Depending on the person or company, hiring a web designer may be a separate entity than that of a web programmer, so you may have to split the fees.