You have THE idea. The ideas are flowing and you can’t start to bring them to life. You have told everyone that you will start this new business. People want to hire you.
“Do you have a website?” they ask.
*Car hitting the wall sound*
“A website? Ahem, oh well, no. I am sorry but I am working on that”, you respond. But to be honest, you aren’t working on it. You do not know where to start, it will cost you a lot of time, energy and money. Money you do not have yet.
You try to give your friend an answer and quickly change the topic. Is this what you want? Not really 🙂 What if you could hand your friend a business card and with a big smile say:
Yes of course. Take my card and check it out! This feeling is so much better, isn’t it?
In this post I wanted to break down the basic costs of a website for you. Nothing fancy. Just the bare minimum. Let’s dive in!
The rental space on someone’s server. Prices starting from as little as 3$ / month.
Domain prices range from 12-25$ a year.
WordPress.org is a free open source software that you will need to run your website with.
A custom theme
I recommend using a paid theme so you will be able to have a ready to use and easy to customize theme. This theme is like the outfit of your website. Prices range from 50$ upwards.
Check out these designers I love:
The Genesis Framework
If you decide to buy a theme that is designed on the Genesis framework you have to pay a one time fee of 59.95$. After that you’ll get the Genesis theme. It is required for any Genesis designed theme you will purchase later.
- Hosting (2.95$/month)
- Domain (15$/year)
- Custom theme (50$/one time fee)
- Genesis Framework (59.95$/optional)
Monthly Fees: 4.20$ / One Time Fees: 109.95$
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