Self-Building a Websites
The cost of creating a website includes money spent on programming software. Any version of Dreamweaver, Flash or Microsoft Publisher can cost anywhere from $99 to $1,500.
Professional Firms Building Your Website
Costs to have a professional firm build your site can run anywhere from $100 to $10,000, depending on the firm or individual.
Hosting is putting the raw data (everything that was programmed and built) onto a secure server. Depending on the complexity of the site and its features, one can spend anywhere from $40 to $500 to host alone.
You must also make domain space purchases. Domain space needs to be renewed annually, or every two years. Expect to pay anywhere from $35 to $120.
Advice on Cutting Costs
If you go to a firm to build the website and have the literature, images or photos you want to use, submit them to the firm. Often, they will have copywriters that will write the information for you, which can be part of the cost of the project.