Website design costs can range from low-cost DIY options to tens of thousands of dollars. This broad range of pricing can make it very difficult to know how much you need to budget for your small business website.

While low-cost DIY website platforms like Wix and Squarespace can be a great place to start if you’re on a shoestring budget or just have a hobby business, they have their limitations. On the other hand, high-priced custom web development companies are overkill for most small businesses. We’ve found very few small businesses that need to spend over $10,000 on their website. If someone quotes over $10,000 for your website, you should probably get pricing from a few other companies to make sure you aren’t overpaying.

After working with hundreds of small businesses across the country, we’ve found the average website cost ranges from $2,000 to $8,000. Most websites fall toward the middle of that range, but pricing varies depending on your needs.

A good website design company takes time to understand your needs so you just pay for the website you need – no more or no less. Don’t let anyone lock you into a low-cost, limiting web platform or an over-priced custom web development package you may not need.