How to Plan Your Budget for a Business Website in 2018

If you're planning to invest in a new business website, here's how you budget for the project,

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This year, your business should make a change. This change should be something that could help the business grow. And one of the strategies is having a business website. Having no website this year is a major disadvantage since a lot of businesses have already invested in this.

Building a website is outright expensive at first, but it is beneficial in the long run. With the right strategies, design, and optimisation, you'll website will surely soar Google Search rankings. To help you get started, here is a list of how to plan your budget for a business website in 2018.

**Step #1: Know which kind of website you need**

There are different types of websites and each type fits a certain business nature or intention. There are e-commerce, storefronts, contains portfolios, and customised design.

• E-Commerce — for websites that want to sell products online • Storefronts — perfect for window-shoppers who want to know more about the products. This is usually a blog-styled website that is updated regularly. • Portfolio — a website that showcases what you can do and what you have done so far • Customised design — these are complex designs that clients requested for

**Step #2: Buy a domain name**

Your website domain name is the same as the address of your business; this is the address that customers need for them to be able to visit your website. Before purchasing a domain name, make sure to think about it thoroughly. Why? Your domain name is also part of your branding strategy.

There are domain names that can be bought right off the bat as long as it's a unique name or not yet taken. However, if the domain name already exists, it can either be unavailable for purchase or too expensive to buy anyway. But don't get discouraged. There are cheaper alternatives to this kind of dilemma, such as .net or .org instead of .com.

**Step #3: Double check hosting fees**

Compared to a physical store, the domain name is the address while hosting is the floor area where the store is going to be built. This means that you have to pay two separate fees—domain name and hosting. There are different hosting websites that offer different package deals that can suit what you want to do with your website.

**Step #4: Choose a look**

There are three choices in building a website—to build from scratch, pick a template, or customise a template. In terms of costs, it's more expensive to build a website from scratch, but it has a unique touch compared to templates. Websites built from scratch also have better functionality and design than templates since there is freedom.

**Step #5: Maintenance and Update fees**

Some organisations think that launching a website is the endgame of the process. Sorry to burst their bubble but that is not the case. However, for businesses to stay relevant, they will need to allot time or find someone else to update and maintain the website. In order to have a reliable website, you will need to publish a regular blog post with relevant content to keep things fresh and pique the interests of the niche market.

Planning the budget for building a website is extensive since there are many factors that are needed to be considered. Even though that's the case, once the business owner has completely figured out what they clearly want then additional charges can be avoided.

A website requires time, effort and money to stay relevant. For businesses who are looking we agencies, Global WebForce has over five years of creating website and content for different businesses in the industry. We offer various website design packages that are scalable to your available budget and we have a flexible payment option. For more information, call 02-6571872 (PH) or email enquiry@globalwebforce.com.