Pricing

Usually the answer to “How much will my website cost?”, is “It depends.” That is still true, because each business has unique needs for its website, and it is my goal to only build what you need.

To help you plan your budget, I have listed the cost structure I use when I come up with my proposal costs. Also, since I am a full stack developer, I can also handle bigger websites, but I am unable to list out example prices because the costs are so unique to the development involved.

Websites require an initial investment and I build websites that will stand the test of time with clean, well supported code. And, as part of your hosting, I will be quietly updating your website and the supporting software as needed, to ensure that your website is always running smoothly.

After you have launched your website, your needs may change in the future. If you make structural changes to your website, the cost is simply a delta over your initial investment. We never have to rebuild the house to add a room.

You can find more detail in the following sections:

Design Package - $500

The design package is an option you may use to further tailor your website. In the showroom below, I have examples of websites that include the design package and ones who don't. You can also opt to do this later.

During my long career as a software engineer, I have learned that the best designed software is a clear representation of the physical world. When the colors, fonts, and images better represent what your business feels like in the physical space, visitors will be more comfortable while on your website.

Once the design selections are finished, you can use the font, color and image selections for anything else, such as social media banners and business cards.

The design packages includes a moodboard to capture your look and feel, and mockups to see your website before I write any code.

Moodboard

TDMSpecialists.com Moodboard
SchipHillArt.com Moodboard
LyndaDurham.com Moodboard
1HappyArtist.com Moodboard

The moodboard captures all your design elements in one panel, so you can see how it all works together. It includes:

Mockups

Mockups depict exactly how the website will look at desktop and phone screen widths, including:

Development Package

Design, develop, and launch your website. Includes the first year of base hosting ($240 value!)

Includes the following:

Cost Structure

The following are the base costs for website development. This does not include the Design Package.

The following are additional features that can be added to the website:

Hosting

I provide hosting to all my clients. I intentionally chose this approach because as I explain in my About page, I invented a technical solution that allows me to provide tailored websites to solopreneurs, but at costs they can afford. The decision to configure my own servers that live in data centers was a big component of reaching that goal.

Providing you with hosting provides the following benefits:

I have extensive security practices that are woven into everything I do with any public facing software or server. I will give you information on my security practices after you have hired me as it is irresponsible to advertise those practices publicly.

Cost Structure

Base price for hosting a website - $20 a month

Hosting with on-going updates - $35 a month

The cost proposal will detail the specific changes to your website that fall under the hosting package.

Showroom of Websites

Welcome to the 1 Happy Place Showroom! Here you can peruse different types of websites, allowing you to think about which kind of website will best suit you and your business needs and see the associated cost breakdown of such a website.

1 Happy Start

1 Happy Start

If you need an anchor website that ties together your internet presence or simply want to get off the ground quickly, 1 Happy Start is the best choice.

Cost for this example website

Base cost$450
Sample Portfolio$49
Total$499
1 Happy Value

1 Happy Value

1 Happy Value is a multi-page website with a minimalist design. This allows for lower cost and a quicker launch. This website does not have a custom design, and therefore costs less to develop. Later, we can layer on a custom design without losing ground as your business grows and budget allows.

Cost for this example website

Base cost$750
Total$750
1 Happy Page

1 Happy Page

1 Happy Page demonstrates an extensive one page website that captures all the information needed for the visitor. It includes a sample portfolio and a contact form. This page allows the user to move down through the contents, rather than clicking to different pages. It has a full custom design to highlight the personality of the individual or business.

Cost for this example website

Base cost$450
Design$500
Sample Portfolio$49
Total$999
1 Happy Site

1 Happy Site

1 Happy Site demonstrates a standard brochure website that contains many web pages. It has a full custom design, with colors, fonts, and a specialized layout to give a unique look and feel.

Cost for this example website

Base cost$750
Design$500
Four more pages$396
Total$1,646
1 Happy Artist

1 Happy Artist

1 Happy Artist demonstrates a portfolio for an artist. This is an example website for a painter, but the general structure would work for any specialty. The example uses Monet as the artist, so the design of the website flows around his art. The logo, font, and colors chosen fade into the background so as not to detract from his amazing colors. It is my passion to design a website for artists that allows the art or craft to be front and center and the website drifts into the background, much like a museum wall or pedestal displaying art.

Cost for this example website

Base cost$750
Design$500
Three more pages$297
Large Portfolio$299
Events$99
Total$1,945
1 Happy Domain

1 Happy Domain

1 Happy Domain demonstrates a reserved domain. It does not have a website...yet. But the domain has been reserved, and the 1 Happy Place infrastructure has been laid down for future use.

Cost for this example website: $50 a year