Your Answer to the Question of Web Design Pricing Rates!

All right – you have made the decision that you, or your company, need to invest in a website.  Great!!  So what is most likely your first concern?  Probably it is going to be the cost or web design rates.  As a web designer, let me assure you that the cost for designing a website should not worry you. There are countless design rates you can choose from that will perfectly fit your budget.

The rates for designing web pages depend on the kind of site you want to create and whom you choose to create it. My recommendation is to select professional designers to work on your internet site.

A common misconception is that professional web designers are costly and freelance designers are affordable. Although generally speaking that may be true, a web design from a professional designer is definitely well within reach. Use professional services from a design company and choose from their design packages that will fit within your budget range.

To help keep web design rates down, carefully choose the overall design for your site. Looking at the design process, websites can be ranked in three categories:  low-end, mid-range, and high-end, each with its own price range and application.

Here is an overview of each category to help you determine where your prospective site fits and how much your design rate might be.

Low-End Website

Low-end sites are the least expensive in web designs. It may only cost you a couple hundred of dollars to create this kind of web presence and it is usually made up of 2 to 4 pages with a few simple graphic designs.
The affordability of this design rate is due to the fact that it is created by outsourced designers or freelancers. It is also the reason why you should not expect much of the design. Low-end sites will not pass as business sites. Its only realistic application here is for personal use.

Mid-Range Website

This is probably the best rate category for your prospective site. Mid-range sites have a near perfect balance between cost and quality. The price for a mid range site will be from $500 to $5,000 depending on customization.
The $500 rate is the lowest of the design rates and for that amount, you will get a template web design and usually 2 to 4 hours of customization. It is probably the best deal you can get if you are on a tight budget.  Design companies offer the best service for mid-range websites with trained developers to work on your site.

High-End Website

High-end sites are the finest sites that are perfect for commercial-quality applications. These sites can cost from $10,000 to $100,000 on up.

The web design rates for building this kind of website are definitely costly; but there is no doubt as to the quality of the resulting projects. For the amount you pay, you get a team of expert designers, developers and graphic artists working to get your site out on the web. So getting a high quality website that will bring you success is practically guaranteed.

Now that you know more about the rate structure for designing a website, you should feel more comfortable in making the right selection for your internet needs.  Good luck in finding the right designer for your website!

Chris Hunter is an expert website designer and Internet marketer. Find out more at his website about  Houston Web Design

About Chris Hunter

I've been designing websites since 1994 - the start of the Internet. I started WebDesignPlanet.com to be a resource of all things related to the Web Design to help other designers. I also own a Web Design Business - Web Unlimited.