One of the most frequently asked questions among Malaysians who wish to have their own website is “How much does it cost to have a professional design a website for my business?”
As unhelpful as it sounds, it depends. The cost of designing a website depends on the amount of information you wish to have on your website, the freedom of customizing your template, storage space, and loading speeds, among many other criteria. As a general rule of thumb, it will set you back around RM650 for a simple, basic website or cost a whooping RM20,000 for a full, extensive, highly customizable website. As with any other product in the market, the functions and capabilities of a website varies according to your business needs.
Although appearance is prized as one of the most important aspects in website design, many other factors should be considered as well. They are loading speed balance, content and keywords, ranking, and call-to-action triggers. Only with a good mix of all these factors will you be able to have a fully functional and aesthetic looking website.
Now, how about costs? Or rather, how about maintenance costs?
It is of course imperative that websites require maintenance from time to time. However, we recommend not having to redo or redesign your website. This is because any major changes or restructuring to the website will cost a lot of money. Hence, we highly suggest that you have your website designed right at the first attempt.
Finally, look for the right person for the right job. In website building, you can definitely do with the help of professionals with the experience, technical skills, and marketing skills. With these professionals in place, you will rest assured that a proper and responsive website is on its way.