How much does a website cost?
This is always difficult to answer straight off the cuff as each website is so individual, but I'll try to give you guys an idea of how much you should budget based on your expectations and requirements.
This is question that anyone who wants a website always ask first: how much does a website cost? Here at Pink Cactus we create bespoke websites that are tailored to your needs, so it makes it impossible to answer the question of cost without having more information from you first.
Sure there are plenty of companies that will say £299 for a website or £20 per month. However, those prices, for the most part, are based on you choosing something off-the-shelf.
Web developers and design consultancies generally base their costs on calculating how many hours it will take to produce what you want then times that by their hourly rate. This ranges from around £50 per hour for a freelance web developer, up to about £180 for a design consultancy.
You could save a ton of money by going to a freelancer. However, the design aesthetic should be just as important to your business as technology - Dale Partridge says it best with "People don't refer ugly or confusing". So if you do go the freelancer route then you'll need to find either a freelance designer who has enough technical skills to build what you need, or a freelance developer who has a sharp design eye to create something with style.