Costs of Setting Up a Website

by Rob Krasinski

New websites spring up each day as businesses and individuals weave their way into the World Wide Web. If you are considering the idea of having your own online presence, you might want to consider the costs of setting up a website.

Domain

As of July 2009, the cost of a .com, .org, or a .net domain can range from $7.49 and $19.99 per year, depending on the registrar. Some extensions can be found at a discounted price, such as .info domains, which can be registered for 99 cents a year at certain registrars.

Hosting

To host your website, you need to pay a monthly fee similar to your typical utility bill. A small hosting package for one website can be found in the $4.99 to $9.99 per month range.

Web Design

If you plan on hiring a Web designer to create the overall look and feel of your website, you might be looking at around $200 to $500, depending on how many pages you require for your website. As an alternative, you can download a free content management system and use their available designs.

Advertising

There are new ways to advertise your website each day, some of which cost money. If you want to buy your way into Pay-Per-Click advertising, one of the most common advertising methods, then you will want to set up a $20 per day minimum budget strictly for your ads.

Content

If you own a business website but are not a qualified business writer, you might want to consider hiring a ghostwriter to produce the content for your website. Internet ghostwriters can be found for anywhere from 1 to 5 cents per word.

About the Author

Rob Krasinski has been a professional writer with Demand Studios for one year. As a full-time student at the University of North Texas, he has found Demand Studios to be a rewarding outlet for his passion for writing. His works have been published on eHow and Associated Content.