Show DN: How much does a website cost?(

over 7 years ago from Joe MacNeil, Freelance copywriter

  • Mikael Cho, over 7 years ago

    Hey everyone. I'm Mikael founder of Crew, a site we made to help designers and developers find consistent, high quality projects. Before Crew, I was a freelance designer and pricing was always tricky.

    A couple years ago we made a tool called How Much To Make An App to help people get a ballpark estimate for how much an app idea is supposed to cost. Since then, over 1 million app makers, entrepreneurs, and businesses have used it to put a dollar figure to an idea.

    Today, we' shipped How Much Does a Website Cost which is similar but accounts for different variables in website estimations.

    It's based on budgets from 10,000+ project submissions we’ve had on Crew. And we use a mix of variables that account for features and complexity to come to a price.

    The budgets aren't necessarily specific to how much it costs to work with an agency, studio, or freelancer (we have a mix of studios, freelancers and agencies on Crew). The budgets are more meant to be ballpark ranges (not final estimates) based on averages we've seen and hitting a quality standard for the final product.

    As you know, estimates can vary greatly depending on how you decide to execute on something and what your goal with the end product is (i.e. first version as a test, to be a best-in-class product right now, etc.). But these are the averages we've seen for building something that's top quality.

    Would love any input you have. Thanks a lot for taking the time to check it out.


    10 points
    • Ix TechauIx Techau, over 7 years ago

      I love this idea. As you say it's not meant to be a final quote, but it is super handy to direct clients to this tool to at least give them an idea of what kind of price range they'd be looking at.

      1 point