Ah, the big question.
Domain registration generally costs about $15 per year, with possible costs of $2 or $3 for privacy in the registry data.
Costs for the hosting services will vary by host, and length of your contract with them. They currently run anywhere between $3 per month with a 1 year or more commitment, to $15 per month for a month-by-month account. Like many subscription services, their prices will increase after the initial contract.
These two costs will be contracted by and billed directly to you.
But what about the cost to build the site? You may find that some web developers charge a flat fee per page, or per website. Because we want to make your website the best possible for you, we charge for our services by the hour. We will provide you with an upfront estimate, but that is an estimate only, as experience has taught us that initial conversations don’t always reflect what is actually wanted or needed. We currently charge for our services at $65 per hour. And of course, more complex functions such as eCommerce may increase the time to build. Actual costs will reflect the hours spent. We use a tool to track time spent on your project, and will keep you apprised of the time/cost as we go forward, in order to manage both expectations and costs.
We will also provide post-launch support, as needed, for a period of a month after initial launch. This includes monitoring the site, trouble-shooting and resolution of any problems with the initial launch of the site. This is included in your intial project costs.
Support and maintenance after launch can be provided at our quarterly rate in place at that time.