I want a WordPress site but how much is it gonna cost me?
When you’re shopping around for a new WordPress website, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of options. There are so many sites and companies offering different services, at different prices, that it can be hard to know what to expect.
But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand what your options are when it comes to WordPress websites, and what you should expect to pay for each option.
The first thing you need to decide is whether or not you want a custom site or a pre-built theme. Pre-built themes are great because they save you time and money in the long run—but if your business has unique needs or branding requirements, then going with a customized site may be a better option for your business.
What ranges you should expect to see for a WordPress developer rates.
Lowest Tier $5 - $20 hr.
This price range is very risky! I know it seems perfect for your budget but expect the quality of work to be very poor. Buyer beware.
Below Avg. Tier $25 - $50 hr.
Jr. WordPress developers. Less capable for anything that a plugin or theme can’t be configured to do. Intermediate WP developers from Eastern Europe often fall in this range.
Mid // Avg. Tier $50 - $100 hr.
Senior experienced developers from all over the world. It doesn’t mean that they’re highly skilled, but freelancers in this range likely have a deeper pool of experience with WordPress. You’ll also find agencies with outsourced teams sometimes in this range.
Above Avg. Tier $100 - $150 hr.
WordPress developers with strong focuses (e.g. web design) and most WordPress agencies and companies.
Top Tier $150 - $250 hr.
WordPress developers and agencies with good marketing. Any actual work they produce should be excellent, but their communication and project management can vary.
If you’re looking at quotes that include total cost, here is a breakdown on what to expect.
So there you have it, the lowdown on what to expect when budgeting for a WordPress site. It can be more affordable than you think and it might just work for your website needs. But keep in mind that I’m speaking from personal experience and WordPress sites are customized according to your specific goals, server backup time, marketing, social media integration, etc. If all of these things aren’t important to you then you might want to consider Squarespace or Wix instead.
The most important thing is that your website is set up properly so search engines can find you and customers can easily navigate your site.