Web Design Cost in Kenya
What is the Web design cost in Kenya; is one of the frequently asked questions in the web design and development sector in Kenya. This is a question that I often get from my prospects. It is a common question. Cost is actually the foremost factor that determines if a small business owner in Kenya is going to develop a website for his business. When I was starting, I remember once a prospect called me and it went;
“How much will it cost me to have a website designed?” He asked. I felt it was a bit rude. He did not even say hello. But later, I came to understand that the element of the cost was very crucial in website design decision making.
“Good morning sir. I am Amos. I hope you are well” I replied. He paused for a moment then said.
“Good morning. I am Sam. I want a website and I want to know the cost first” he said
For most people who are planning to get their businesses online, cost is a big determinant. They usually feel that the only thing that is separating them from their dream website is the cost. There are a lot of things that are needed while planning to develop the website. However money tends to be the major factor on the minds of the customer.
In my decade long career in web design, I have come across numerous cost-related questions in regard to web design. The questions below are among the many that I have ever been asked and I have answered them as follows;
What is the average cost of website design?
Web designing depends on first, your business and second the designer. Your business model determines the kind of website that will be developed for you. For instance, if you run a service business, a profile website will be ideal. If you run a product-based business, then you might require an e-commerce website. Second, different web designers have different web design rates.
How much does it cost to hire someone to build a website?
As I mentioned earlier, different web designers charge different rates depending on their size, geographical area and expertise. Freelancers and individual web designers tend to charge lower rates than web design companies and agencies. Web designers living in third world countries will tend to charge lower than those living in developed economies. This is purely due to their difference in living standards. Highly experienced developer tends to charge higher than average experienced ones. This is because high expertise tends to attract high paying web design jobs.
How much does it cost to build a website?
Building a website does not have a standard cost. It can be as little as USD 50 to as high as USD 10,000. It all depends on the kind of website you need developed and how detailed and complicated it is. Websites with just a few pages and basic features are cheaper while websites with complex functionality and lots of content tent to be charged higher.
How much should a website cost in 2020?
I found this question from our website contact form. I decided to search it online and found that a lot of people are asking this question. The current price of a website will be anything from USD 50. It will depend on the type of website that you want and your web developer charges.
How do you charge for Web design?
I will answer this question, personally. If you need a website, I can develop for you as follows:
- A profile website (Upto 20 pages) will cost USD 299
- An eCommerce website (up to 10 pages and 20 Products) will cost USD 499
There are a lot of factors that determine the cost of a website. But according to my experience, most of the new websites will fall under the above two categories. Find more information on our Web Design Page
How much does a website cost per month?
This is a common question. Most of the website developers charge a one-time web design service fee. The only other cost that is recurrent is the domain name and web hosting fee. However, if you opt for a website builder, then you will be paying a monthly or annual fee. The website builder is software that helps people to build their website, on their own, without technical knowledge.
What is the web design cost per hour?
Most of the web designers charge a one-time web design service fee. However, there are customers and designers that prefer the per hour charge. This is a common practice for freelancers who are using websites like Freelancer and Upwork. Normally, a freelancer would charge between USD 5 and USD 50, depending on their expertise. These freelancing websites have scripts that monitors and reports the number of hours a designer has worked on a customer’s website, for easier billing. A simple website can take about 4-5 hours to complete while a complex one can go beyond 100 hours.
What is the web design cost per page?
The simplest way of charging a website is by the number of pages needed. Most web designers will have a base charge for the website structure and the home page and then they will charge each extra page differently. For Instance, If you require a 3-page website (Home, About Us, Contact Pages) from ADEA, we will charge USD 200. Then for any extra page needed, I will charge USD 10 per page.
How do freelance Web designers charge?
Freelancers can charge per project or per hour. At freelancing websites like Freelancer and Upwork, Freelancer will always bid for projects and offer to develop them as projects or on an hourly rate. It will all depend on the customer.
Can you create a website for free?
Yes. You can create a free website. There are website builders that offer their initial website for free. With the free plan, you will have websites that are highly restricted in their functionality or they are branded or running advertisements. If you have some basic IT knowledge, you can build a website from WordPress and integrate standard functionality and have it fully white labeled. This will cost you absolutely nothing.
How much does a Wix website cost?
Wix is a website builder. With Wix, you can build a website, on your own, without necessarily having technical programming knowledge. Some people also ask; Is Wix really free? Wix is not free. Wix has website building plans that you can choose from depending on your budget and the features that you need on your website. These plan fees include the cost of the website and its hosting.
- Connect Domain Plan (For Basic Use) cost $4.50 per month
- Combo Plan (For personal use) costs $8.50 per month
- Unlimited Plan (For Entrepreneurs & Freelancers) costs $12.50 per month
- VIP Plan (With first priority support) costs $24.50 per month
How much does a WordPress website cost?
WordPress is a content management software (CMS) that you can install on a web server and easily design and develop your website. It is not as simple as Wix, but it has more flexibility and features. Some people also ask; Is WordPress really free? Yes, WordPress is FREE. It is open-source software. You can download it free, upload and set it up on a web server. All you will need is a web hosting space. However, you can also install it locally through the WAMP localhost server. For a person who does not have the basic IT knowledge, it would be difficult to set up WordPress. So you can get someone to set up WordPress for you and then you just continue with content development. To hire a developer to set WordPress for you will cost you between $30 and $50. You can get freelancers to this for you in one day at Fiverr.
How much does a google website cost?
Google Sites is a website builder offered by google. This product is actually Free. However, it is not as good as Wix, in terms of features. I also tend to find it difficult to set it up initially. For someone who requires just a simple information website, this will do.
Other popular web design cost questions are:
- Is GoDaddy website builder free? No
- Is Wix really Free? No
- Is WordPress free? Yes
- What is the web design cost in Kenya? Between Kshs 5,000 and KSH 1,000,000
- What is the web design cost in the UK? Between GBP 50 and GBP 10,000
- What is the Web design cost for small businesses? Starting from USD 50
- What is the average hourly rate for web design? Starting from USD 10
- How much does a professional website cost? Refer to ADEA Web Design Page
- What website packages should I take? Refer to ADEA Web Design Page
- Ecommerce website package Refer to ADEA Web Design Page
Web designers questions on web design cost
We also get web design cost questions from web designers who are new or are planning to get into the industry. These questions are like;
- How much should I charge for building a website?
- How do you price a website design?
- How much can I charge to build an eCommerce website