Mary: Hi, this is Mary. I’m a development coordinator with Tiny Frog Technologies and today we’re going to be talking with Mikel, our founder, about general website information. How much do you think a website should cost?
Mikel: That’s a good question. We’ll actually get people that call us and without giving us much detail, they’ll say how much does a website cost. It’s kind of like saying how much does a car cost? Obviously, the range and pricing and value can be dramatic. And same thing with a website because there’s so many different factors: functionality, design, how many custom pages are involved, how many pages involved in general, how much content. So it’s really almost impossible to answer that question: how much should a website cost? But what we do when we work with clients is we have a very involved discovery phase to kind of ascertain what the client needs, what they don’t need, what’s unnecessary, what’s necessary and we can base our pricing on that. But it’s difficult to say how much – it’s really impossible to say how much should a website cost.
Mary: Okay and what are the benefits in working with an agency versus a freelancer?
Mikel: Well, I’d say that the downside is probably it’s gonna cost more money than if you’re working with an agency because there’s more people involved, more resources dedicated to the project, more experience but conversely, that’s the upside as well. If you’re working with an agency versus a freelancer, often times you’re going to get more higher quality and just insurance that the project is going to go well – based on their experience. The other thing which is really important in a website is it consists of a number of different specializations: strategy, design, project management, development, quality control, so forth and so on. It’s difficult for one or a few people to have all those skill sets and to be good in all those different areas.
Mikel: So if you’re working with an agency, at least a midsize agency, you’re going to get the benefit of having all those skills involved in the project, which will really insure a much higher quality end product. So there’s definitely some big advantages to an agency. The downside is that it’s probably gonna cost more but a website is such an important tool for pretty much every business nowadays. It’s probably one of the more important places for a company to put its best foot forward.
Mary: Thanks, everyone. For more information, you can visit tinyfrog.com.