Starter Website Design Pricing

$3,500 base price

Starter Website Base Price

If this is your first website and it’s a simple brochure website, a starter website may be perfect. We can customize it with any add-ons you need.

This is also my starting point price for building out more complex websites. We’ll add on the pages, functionalities, and more involved design work you need to create a fully custom website design quote.

This starter site price includes everything you need for your brochure website to check all the website boxes, promote your business or services, and direct people to get in touch with you.

What’s included for $3,500:

A fully mobile-responsive website built with one of my pre-made WordPress or Squarespace templates

Advising on website hosting and domain name registration

Applying your provided brand guidelines to the website

Building up to 5 pages (typically Home, About, Services, Blog and Contact)

Adding in the copywriting and images you provide (I provide image selection tips & a copywriting template or you can add on copywriting with me or another copywriter)

Advising on website policy pages

One basic full-site revision (extra rounds of revisions available at my hourly billing rate)

Setting up an SEO plugin (WordPress only) and page meta

Setting up a contact form

Embedding your provided email marketing signup form

Setting up Google Search Console and an analytics tool of your choice

Launching your website on your domain name (and doing pre- and post-launch checks)

Creating your website owner’s manual + sending you a tutorial video on using/editing the website

Initial DMARC setup and 30-day monitoring

30 days for any website questions via email after the site is launched

Peace of mind knowing your website is professionally built to follow basic current accessibility, UX, and SEO best practices

Services not included (see add-ons below):

Planning your website strategically and discussing any complex integrations, features, or functionalities your website needs to perform well

Writing or editing website copy

Creating brand guidelines

Building extra website pages

Assessing website traffic via a 6-month or 1-year analytics check

Foundational SEO work beyond basic site setup

Email marketing platform setup

Other common costs not included:

Domain name registration ($10-20/year)

Website hosting for WordPress websites or Squarespace subscription ($15-40/month)

Email service/custom email addresses ($6-20/month)

Creation of legal/privacy policies ($100-1000/year)

Paid stock photos or other photography ($10+/image)

Ongoing WordPress care/maintenance ($50+/month; see my care plans)

Website accessibility audits ($1000+)

Any subscriptions or premium features needed

Starter Website Project Add-Ons

$750+

Site Redesign Logistics

When redesigning a website, especially one with a lot of pages/posts, e-commerce, or integrations, more work and care is needed to preserve your old website’s SEO and user experience. Website redesign projects tend to be $5,000-8,000.

$150+ per page

Website Copywriting

Not stoked on staring at a blank Google doc trying to describe your business? I offer collaborative copywriting that conforms to all web copywriting & SEO best practices.

$750

Website Branding

If you have a logo but no brand guidelines, and you don’t have a clear plan for colors/fonts for your website, we can create your website brand guidelines together before we start building.

$1,500+

Foundational SEO

Is SEO important to your business? Doing foundational SEO work from the start is more cost- and time-effective than working on SEO after your site is built.

$150 each

Extra Pages

Need more pages than the 5 included? Add on as many pages as you need for $150 each.

$125 Per hour

Website Training

If you need more involved training on how to maintain and edit your website, we can do that too.

Payment Options

All balances must be paid in full (and any outstanding reimbursements repaid) before the site can be launched and ownership transferred.

Half Up Front/Half Pre-Launch

Standard Two Payments

50% nonrefundable deposit to reserve your spot on my calendar

50% final payment + any extra costs due before site launch or two months after we begin our work (whichever comes first)

Paid OVER 4 months

Four Payments

25% nonrefundable deposit to reserve your spot on my calendar

25% due the 1st day of the following month

25% due the 1st day of the following month

Final 25% + any extra costs due the 1st day of the following month (all payments due before site launch/ownership transfer)

Timing and Scheduling

These simple websites projects are often completed in as little as a month or two, but they can stretch to 3-4 months depending on your response time and how prepared you are to start the project. I’m typically able to start new website builds within a month of you reaching out.

Before we start building your website, you’ll need your copywriting outline filled in, your images gathered, and your brand guidelines clearly outlined.