This is typically the very first question I am asked, often before I even know who you are! The truth is I can't say how much a website will cost without finding out more about what you want and need. Every website has its own set of goals and audiences; there really isn't a standard one fit for all. At Minternet Web Design each and every website is unique and custom built and because it is not an 'off the shelf' item it is not priced as one. This means that you will only pay for what you want and need without having to pay for any unwanted (and often unnecessary) extras.
The actual cost is dependant on several factors: the number of pages, functionality and if any graphic design is involved (and if it is the complexity of it). Do you have your own images/photography? Will the website be taking online payments or have a shopping cart facility? There are a lot of variables to consider. The costs can vary from a few hundred pounds for a small information website (what we call a 'brochure site') to several thousand for a large, interactive website.
To this end I prefer to start with a conversation with my potential clients to discuss and establish the needs and requirements for the website. The more information you can supply during this conversation then the better idea I will have as to the amount of work that will be involved in creating your bespoke website and can then give you a more accurate cost for your website.
If you have a specific budget, then let me know at the start and once I understand more about your requirements I will see if it is achievable for me to work to that.