Hi @robertrex, I just wanted to share a few things to consider, and how to go about this process smoothly.
Building a web project should be divided appropriately so your cost expectations and time frame are clearly defined. Otherwise, unnecessary tension could arise. Instead of asking about a website price, divide it into segmented parts - and decide what you’re able to afford. (Here’s just a few to think about)
- Sales and Information Content & Copy (Text only)
- Graphics (Vector & Illustrations)
- Photos (Full Color Photos)
- Font Combinations (Typography Packages)
- Ecommerce (Platform & Management)
- Ecommerce Plugins (3rd Party Applications Integrated)
- Research Development (Segments & Allotted time)
- Marketing Plan & Strategy (If Included)
- Advertising & Promotions (If Included)
- Project Management (Assignments)
Of course this list not all-inclusive, but I wanted to give a more pin-pointed process to use. With this, you can break each phase down to get specific on your costs. Developers should be able to tell you what they can - and cannot do. Every website implements a combination of actual skills. A great web developer using awesome interactions is great! But what are they going to animate? They’ll need vector graphics - OR - full color photos; and both require completely different processes.
Each one of these numbers will contain a range of costs. Therefore, you’re developer should share how they plan to handle each step. Start with these 10, and add any others segments I missed.
Just wanted to share - I hope this helps!