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. 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 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, where a careful selection of fonts, colors and images are made. 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.

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 package includes a moodboard to capture the overall look and feel, and mockups to see your website before I write any code. Both include a review cycle and your approval before going to the next phase.

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 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 which 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 counterproductive to advertise those practices publicly.

Cost Structure

Base price for hosting a website - $20 a month - No charge for the first year of hosting!

Hosting with sample portfolio updates - $25 a month - No charge for the first year of hosting!

Hosting with comprehensive updates - $35 a month - No charge for the first six months of hosting!

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$499
Sample Portfoliofree!
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$799
Total$799
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$499
Design$500
Sample Portfoliofree!
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$596
Total$1,846
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$799
Design$500
Large Portfolio$299
Events$99
Total$1,697
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