…Back in 2010 I posted Average Price for Web Design… well since then, we’ve had a recession and the price of living has gone up, so I decided it was high time for an updated report. Earlier this year I did a bit of price reconnaissance, and now it’s time to publish my findings.
This time around, my experiment was on a much grander scale; instead of contacting 100 web design companies, I contacted 457 web design companies, and under a pseudonym, I asked for a price for a standard 5 page website.
From those 457, I eliminated 7 companies that were just template-mongers trying to pass off as web designers, and 1 company that was from the UK trying to pass off as a South African firm. I eliminated a further 21, as I found they were just fronts for other web design companies that were already on my list.
I was then forced to eliminate 8 web design companies whose contact forms were broken, and didn’t list an email address.
It didn’t end there though…
A further 14 web design companies refused my business for various reasons, such as they were too busy or only worked with large established clients, etc. Good for them!
A whopping 172 web design companies just never bothered getting back to me – and that’s allowing for a month to pass since first contacting them.
I carefully looked through the websites and portfolios of the remaining 234 web design companies that did provide quotes, and divided them into 3 groups: Good Web Designers, Ok Web Designers, and Bad Web Designers.