Rather than starting with costing details first, let us focus on the website’s purpose. For any law firm, websites are recently growing as the prime most driving force for potential clients. Henceforth more lawyers are coming to understand the importance of an online presence.
Being a website development and design company WDC WEB, we understand the importance of developing digital assets built through content creation and design. When designing the website, you have to deal with the most critical question –
Several factors affect the cost of a website is as follows-
- SERVICE / WHOM TO HIRE
- SIZE OF THE BUSINESS/FIRM/WEBSITE
- SEO SERVICES / FEATURES
- TECHNICAL / DATABASE INTEGRATION
- CONTENT STRATEGY
- CUSTOM DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
WHICH WEB DESIGNERS TO HIRE?
Websites are not a one-time purpose, so it is necessary to have someone who can assess through and troubleshoot immediately. When we look for web designers, it’s essential to make sure they are efficient and bring results. Depending on these factors, firms need must take budget consideration as the first step.
$500 – $1500 or $9 – $12 / hour or $70 – $100 / day
Freelancers; are a good option for budget-conscious firms.
These are self-made multitasking people who mainly focus on delivering a product. They are affordable and creative people who work on a project basis. The drawback lies here: they hang along until the contract stands and are not available to update and access.
PROFESSIONAL / SPECIALISED AGENCIES
$1700 – $5500 / $1500 per project or $100,000 +/ project
Professional companies give you the service according to your expectations and deliver according to the companies goal. Since they have more people to perform tasks, work is performed faster, including everything website tracking, analysis, design, etc. They can understand the market, how the agency works, and hence can satisfy the purpose. The specialized agencies can be difficult, but having them on board can be a game-changer after good portfolio research.
DIY (DO IT YOURSELF)-
less than $600
DO-IT-YOURSELF is an excellent pathway if you have tight budget constraints. All you need is technical comfort to establish the web presence. The main cost is to do it on your own and investing in learning. It includes creating hosting, backup solution, domain name, CMS and, a WordPress theme.
Size of the business-
Website cost is not only design-dependent; you also have to draw attention to the firm’s size. More practices, more people henceforth more pages to highlight, and this increases the price range.
SMALL BUSINESS DESIGN-
An estimate of $800 to $2400
For a small business, the budget is typically tight. Keeping in mind the competition, it’s mandatory to score the chance in one go. But a small scale firm also needs to establish its stand, which includes much redesigning and revamping the site. For the business to fix a big image, the site to have a homepage redesign, navigation updates, and an efficient marketing strategy to get results and returns
MEDIUM BUSINESS DESIGN
An estimate of $2000 to $4500
A medium-sized firm has a bit of an open hand as they have to work on similar ethics as a small business, and just by incorporating innovation and beyond fundamental elements, they can push their growth ahead of their competitions
LARGE BUSINESS DESIGN
An estimate of $5500 to $10000
In the case of a large, well-managed firm, money isn’t the primary issue, but the main factor that improves their game is to make sure that their clients get precise information. Maintaining the site is not as easy as it looks like as you may have to redesign and simultaneously drive a lot of repeat money.
CORPORATIONS DESIGN / BIG CONJOINT FIRMS
Estimated to be $10,000+ or precisely $15000+
It is all about raising the bar for any corporate site to make a mark, and that can involve exploring new techniques which calls in for hefty additional costs.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Features-
SEO and website are interlinked, it play a major role in helping the website land in the top search results of Google. To ensure this, the CMS, i.e., the content management system of the website must include the essential features.
Both SEO and Web development involve different techniques and skills. Still, an experienced company https://wdcweb.com/services/seo or person can understand the technicalities of it. SEO helps gain visibility in the search results, which means more traffic on the page means more business.
Basic CMS that improves homepages and design costs for $1500 – $4000
Advanced CMS for a whole new set-up with basic design costs $5000 – $12,500
Full CMS includes everything even blog writing at times costs $15,000 – $30,000
Technical / Database Integration
Making sure the website involves compelling technology features is very important. Hence technology and data integration play a major role. Easy to visit firms simultaneously need easy to communicate websites. The involvement of features like call or text to action, clickable features, email capture, reception, appointment scheduling feature, and many more. A way to connect data virtually so as to have better access.
Basic Integration costs around $1500 – $4500 (simple data like downloading, access to the directory, and storage)
Advanced Integration costs around $5000 – $10,000 (tasks; like tracking, location access, and data access )
Full integeration costs around $15,000 – $30,000 (includes speed, functionality, UX design quality and, security)
Content needs, strategy & creation
Content strategy involves many aspects that help improve your SEO. Usually, when we use free software or companies, you won’t have any content strategist, planner, or support. If you want you to try on your own, but that won’t be as effective as a specialist who strategizes the content from Blogs content, copywriting, home page development, and Attorney related Bios.
New Design and Redesign Cost-
New design involves more costing than redesigning. It is a cost-saving tact, which also holds an advantage as all you need to do is improve functionality, and it can also be done through the DIY route.
Custom design, photography & video
The firm’s website has to stand out to create an impression for clients or visitors and stand in the lead to its competitors. It can make a massive impression if we add impressive high-quality videography, photographs, and custom made designs and logos. As it makes this evident more, you customize more cost adds up.
Firms can also opt for template designs and stock images if they find it okay to reduce their costs. It’s also important to understand that the website represents your firm, and the most unique it is, the more helpful it is.