Website costs

I aim to create classy, professional sites that are noticeably better than those built by other affordable agencies and freelancers. Expanding a little on the menu shown on the home page, these are my standard prices:

Single page: £200

For some clients a one‐page site is all that’s required. Visitors can scroll down to learn everything they need to know about your business, arriving at a contact form and/or your phone number at the bottom.

Simple site: £300
One of the first websites I built

Most websites fall into this category – including the one you’re looking at now. And there will seldom be any extra charges because I can almost always build a website using entirely free resources (as I have done with this site).

I’ll let you know if anything you might request would involve an additional cost (and of course I won’t incur that cost without your prior approval).

Complex site: £400

This category includes large websites (50 pages plus), e‐commerce sites and other kinds of secure membership sites, built using free resources.

Bells and beluga: £500

This is my deluxe category and the price includes any and all paid‐for resources that may be required: stock photos from premium image libraries, paid‐for themes or plugins, special graphics and the like.

All these prices exclude hosting, which it’s best for you to buy directly, rather than for me to own your website on your behalf. I recommend (and use) Tsohost but there are many others out there to choose from. Most of them offer a starter plan for less than £5 a month.

As you’ll discover if you shop around, my prices are highly competitive.

One of the most recent websites I’ve built

There are some low‐end web design agencies – ‘factories’, one might almost call them – that churn out websites at similar prices to mine. But they’ll generally just slap your content onto one of a few standard templates. And that will pretty much be that.

If you phone them a fortnight later and say, “I’ve just thought of something else I’d like to add,” they may be reluctant to assist. They may not even remember who you are.

But I probably don’t need to labour this point. Because my clients are mostly sole traders of one kind or another, I rarely need to convince them of the merits of dealing with a freelancer like me rather than an agency.

See also the FAQ page for answers to some cost‐related questions.