How much does it cost to build a website?

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(Image credit: Sarah Pflug from Burst)

As the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money – and building a website is no exception. Whether you’re setting up a home for your new crafts business, or an online portfolio for your creative endeavours, putting it together is likely going to involve an ongoing cost. In this article, we’re going to take a look at what you should expect to pay to build a website.

At Creative Bloq, we’ve got plenty of resources for helping you build a digital presence for your business. Our guide to the best website builders for small businesses is the ideal place to get started. Depending on how much functionality and customisation you need, you may find you can spend less than you expected.

Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.