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Affordable Web Design: You Don’t Have to Empty Your Wallet to Get a Beautiful Website

Are website development quotes outside of your budget making you wonder if you can afford to build your website?

It’s common to get high quotes when you first start contacting developers to discuss your project.

However, getting a stunning, professional, beautiful website doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

You don’t need to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to get a website. Granted, if you need a fully custom site from top to bottom with custom programming you can expect to pay more. However, if you just need a professional website for your business, it’s more affordable than you think.

We offer affordable website design services

At Website.design, our website development services are affordable and come with a quick turnaround time. Getting a fast turnaround is essential – the sooner you get your site off the ground, the faster you’ll start generating leads and sales.

The best part is you can learn how to maintain your own website so you’ll never be dependent on anyone else to add content or make small changes. Have a preferred content management system? No problem! We work with all of the top development platforms and will build your site on the one that’s right for you.

Not sure which platform is right for you? That’s okay. You don’t have to decide right away. We’ll figure that out together as we discuss your project. However, to get an idea of what your options are, here’s a look at the different platforms we use to build affordable, amazing, professional websites for any budget.

WordPress – self-hosted

WordPress

If you’re looking for deep and intricate customizations, WordPress is probably going to be the best choice for your website. There are more themes for WordPress than any other website platform around, and many of those themes are stunning. They’re also affordable, with most being under $100.

Professional themes created by respectable developers are regularly updated to maintain security, and most of the time you’ll get lifetime updates when you purchase a theme.

WordPress can be heavily customized and themes can be created from scratch. If you have an existing website on another platform, our development team can create a WordPress theme that looks just like your current theme, or we can create a new theme – it’s up to you.

Although WordPress itself isn’t feature-rich, there are countless third-party plugins that expand the functionality. Plugins can also be created from scratch if you can’t find what you’re looking for in existing plugins.

When our development team builds your site using WordPress, we can create custom plugins with features that meet all of your needs.

Unlike most other options, WordPress is a self-hosted platform, but it’s worth the extra time it takes to set up and launch. Although WordPress is free, you’ll need to buy a hosting account and domain name, install the WordPress software on your server, and set everything up on the back end. However, when we develop your website, we’ll take care of all the setup for you.

You will need to take several extra precautions when using WordPress, however. To maintain security, you’ll need to update your plugins and core files whenever a new version is released. You can turn on automatic updates for this and for most plugins as well. However, be sure to check for available updates in your admin panel because not all plugins can be updated automatically.

Shopify – hosted

Shopify

Shopify is perhaps one of the most popular ecommerce platforms around. In addition to making it easy to run an ecommerce store, Shopify gives you the option of having a blog, which will help you greatly in your search engine optimization efforts.

Although it’s not quite as customizable as WordPress, Shopify can be customized into a beautiful, professional website that truly represents your brand. There are plenty of product variation options and you can run a fairly large ecommerce store. You’ll need a bit more technical knowledge to make your own edits, but once we set up your site we can also train you to make your own edits and changes.

BigCommerce – hosted

BigCommerce

BigCommerce is an easy-to-use, PCI-compliant, secure, website platform that makes it easy for anyone to manage their own ecommerce website. Customer service is one thing this platform does far better than most others. Once we build your site, you can contact BigCommerce for 24/7 support to get problems resolved quickly.

One reason people love BigCommerce is that it integrates with Amazon, eBay, and Facebook Marketplace along with Google Checkout and Paypal. These integrations – along with many more options – create a smooth user experience.

Webflow – hosted

Webflow

Webflow is one of the most powerful platforms around, and it’s ideal if you want to edit your own content and have more control over your design at the same time. Webflow websites are created visually, for the most part, which means you’ll get to see your site in real-time as it’s being developed. This makes it possible for you to be more involved in the design process and provide fast feedback to your development team.

If you need a professional website created quickly, Webflow is ideal. Our team of developers can build exactly what you need in about half the time it takes to build on other platforms – ecommerce or not.

Weebly – hosted

Weebly

Whether you want a pre-made template or a custom design, our development team will make your Weebly website look amazing. We can customize any template or create a design from scratch. If you need custom coding or third-party apps, we’ve got you covered.

Weebly is an excellent website platform if you want to edit your own site with an easy-to-use visual editor. Compared to other visual editors, Weebly’s editor is simple and doesn’t have much of a learning curve.

Need an ecommerce site? Weebly has simple ecommerce capabilities and it’s just as easy to maintain as your regular content. We’ll set up your ecommerce store, add your products and services, write your product descriptions, and perform updates and maintenance when needed.

If you choose to have your site built on Weebly, you’ll also need to make sure your content and pages are optimized for SEO. Unlike WordPress, you can’t just install SEO plugins and call it a day. SEO for Weebly needs to be done strategically page-by-page, and we’ll help you with that, too.

Squarespace – hosted

Squarespace

Many people have built their website on Squarespace for good reason – it’s a robust website platform that makes ecommerce smooth and easy. In fact, Squarespace offers one of the smoothest checkout experiences you’ll find on the web.

You’ll get a professional, clean looking website with Squarespace whether you’re starting from scratch or moving your existing content over. Either way, we’ll build your site from the ground up and ensure it accurately reflects your brand. If your brand hasn’t been fully developed yet, we can help with brand development.

Squarespace integrates with PayPal, Stripe, Mailchimp, and YouTube, making it easier than ever to give your visitors a smooth user experience. When your customers are happy, they’re more likely to complete their purchase and become a return visitor.

Wix – hosted

Wix

Wix has been around for a long time, and although it’s a simple website platform, it’s more than enough when you just need a solid, simple site. Other than Weebly, Wix has one of the easiest editors to learn, which means you won’t need to rely on a developer to edit typos, add or edit content, or upload new images.

When we build your site on Wix, we’ll make sure you know how to make changes if you prefer editing your own content. Or, we can take on the tasks of maintenance and edits for you – it’s up to you.

Wix can also be used for ecommerce, although this feature is best suited for small stores with basic needs. If you need a complex ecommerce system, consider WordPress or Shopify instead.

Get a fully custom website from website.design

When we design a fully custom website for you, you’ll get exactly what you need. Your design will be an accurate reflection of your brand, your visitors will understand what you do, and they’ll enjoy a smooth user experience throughout your site.

If using an existing platform doesn’t meet your needs, we can create a custom website from scratch in any programming language, or we can create a custom content management system (CMS) for you. With a custom CMS, you’ll get a custom backend for editing your content, which means you won’t need to know much (if any) code to edit your site. Although, if you’re already familiar with another web platform, you may want to consider sticking with what’s familiar.

Regardless of the platform you choose – pre-existing or custom – we’ll build you a site you can be proud of that will get you the sales and conversions you’re after.

Building a website is just the first step, however. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll also need other services like high-quality content, search engine optimization (SEO), marketing, and promotion, and logo design. Thankfully, we can handle just about everything you’ll need to get your website fully operational.

We offer the following additional services:

  • Wireframing
  • Logo, print, and illustration
  • Design auditing
  • Graphics
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Brand development
  • Core vitals
  • Content creation

Whatever you need to ensure your website performs at its best, we have you covered. View our services page to learn more about our additional services. If you need something we don’t have listed, we most likely have a partnership with a company that can handle everything for you.

Ready to get started? We’d love to build your website!

If you’re ready to get the professional website you need to take your business to the next level, talk to our design team about your needs. Our team of expert designers and developers will listen to your needs and ideas, and will come up with a plan to start creating your ideal website.

Building a website is affordable with website.design

You don’t need a massive corporate budget to get a professional website. We can build any website on just about any platform, at rates that are more affordable than the competition. The best part is, you’ll get the same professional website, just without the unnecessary cost.

Whether you need a brand-new website, you want to move to a new platform, or you just need some edits and customizations, we can help. Reach out to us today -our website development team would love to hear from you!

Ryan Nead
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