It is hard to price a church website, continue. There are many components that contribute to the overall cost. Annual fees for web hosting, domain registration, maintenance and website design all contribute to the overall costs of your website.
But, a website doesn’t need to be expensive. A number of free tools are available for church website building, and a shared hosting package starting at $3 per month can be found.
Both the advantages and the disadvantages of hiring a professional web designer to design your website are there. The biggest drawback to hiring a professional web designer? The average web designer charges between $1000-$10,000 depending on how complex your church website needs to be.
For non-profit organizations such as churches, hiring a web developer may not be an option. Many tools, such as website builders, templates and themes, make web design simple and less costly.
But if you have the money to hire a web designer, the obvious benefit is that your website will be designed by an expert in this field. This allows you to rest easy knowing that your website is optimized for SEO and marketing. You can also work closely with the designer in order to ensure your expectations are met.
If you don’t have the budget for thousands of dollars, a web host can offer much the same expertise and support as a website designer at a fraction the cost. A web host will help you with long-term site operation and maintenance, while a designer will only be able to assist with setup and design.
Online presence is crucial in today’s digital world. Do not be discouraged if your fear of creating a website for church is keeping you from starting. You can find many website design resources online that will help even novice designers create a website.
All aspects of building a church website can be assisted by templates, themes, website builders, and web hosts. Many of these services can be used for free. If you consider the many benefits a website will bring to your church and community, paying a small amount is worth it.