Website costs

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

Single page: £350

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: £500
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, other than for stock library images.

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: £750

This category includes large websites (50 pages plus), sites with very complex pages, e‑commerce sites and other kinds of secure membership sites.

Bells and beluga: £900

This is my deluxe category and the price includes any and all paid-for resources that may be required: such as paid-for plugins, stock library images, custom-made icons and other graphics, etc.

All these prices exclude domain name registration and web hosting, which it’s best for you to buy directly, rather than for me to own your website on your behalf. I recommend Tsohost or SiteGround as hosts, but there are many others out there to choose from, and I can make some other suggestions if you wish. Most of them offer a starter plan for less than £5 a month – at least for the first year.

All my prices now include a premium WordPress theme/toolkit, which will ensure that your site can look exactly as you want it to. Previously, some of my sites were built using free themes, to save my clients a little money. But I’ve now decided this was usually a false economy. However, I can still build your site with a free theme if your budget is very tight. That will save you about £50 on any of the above prices.

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

Hidden London web design – Probate Property Partnership
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.