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Digital Business Services Fees

Estimating what a website will cost is similar to building a house. There are many details to work out and many methods of constructing a site.

Templated sites

These are usually entry-level sites with a small production budget for new businesses, particularly work-at-home individuals. These sites are often built from pre-existing templates, customized for the client and include 5-10 informational pages. Stock photography is used instead of original images. This is your best bet if you are new to the web. These can generally be developed for under $1,000

Business-to-Business sites

These are fully-featured, well-planned websites that take into account various modules, including online sales or customer service. These sites require full search engine marketing strategies, including followup. Often video or flash movies are developed along with interactive forms. Business-to-Business sites often start at $2,500, with fees increasing as customer requirements grow.


Sites that have dynamic content (meaning changes are posted frequently) often use content management software so that staff can update the site on a regular basis without the use of an outside programmer. The content management program can be a free program like WordPress or a purchased, third-party application. Blog sites require commitment by the customer to providing fresh content on a regular basis. Blog sites can start at $1,200.

Ecommerce sites

These are online stores selling products. Several modules are required: a database, a shopping cart program, a credit card processing company and shipment methods. Often online stores require a link to an accounting program like QuickBooks. These also require professional search engine marketing strategies to draw and keep customers. Ecommerce sites can start for as much as $5,000.

SEO Consulting

You can read more about what search engine marketing entails on our website, but generally this involves a monthly contract with a client to implement and monitor a plan to increase visitors and company sales from the web.

Ready to talk?

If you need convincing that Digital Business Services is your best choice for web site design or search engine optimization, then please take a look at samples of our work, read about our search engine services or request our rates. Let us know how we can assist you in making this important decision.

Let’s sit down and talk about what you want your web site to do for you. Then we’ll work up a quote. If you approve it, we’ll put our professional website design and search engine marketing talents to work for you. We want your total satisfaction with our services so we can build our business through referrals.
Call us today at 252-367-7673 or 910-741-1040!

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