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How much a website should cost is a very generic question – it lacks specifics.
It’s the same as if I were to ask you how much should a car cost?
Uh… well, can you be more specific?
What type of car do you want? – Does it need to be gas efficient? – What do you use it for? – What is your budget?
You can quickly see “how much does a car cost?” is actually quite a pretty complex question after all.
Just like budgeting for a car, the cost of a website is different to different people because everyone values the concept of “cost” in different ways.
For example, if you are a stay-at-home mom with 4 kids under 10 years old. You might value time over money. You would rather pay a little more to get things done right and on time.
To others without kids, they may think you’re overpaying for certain services. But to you, it’s well worth the cost.
Simply put, the cost of building your website boils down to 4 resources:
Technical knowledge (or your interest to learn to code)
Design skills (or your willingness to learn design)
Most people lack 1 or a few of these 4 resources.
Spend a couple of seconds to think about which ones you have (or don’t have).
You don’t need to have all 4 to start a website because you can easily compensate one for another one.
For example, if you don’t have any coding skills but have time, you can always learn to code from various free or paid online coding tutorials.