How much does a new website cost?


Websites that Pay for Themselves


This year, when a PROLIFERATE client told me they hit their year-end goals in July, I was elated!

And, when a COLLABORATE client’s website helped them to overcome a major business obstacle and double their bottom line, I was ecstatic.

I love creating websites that get you to your business goals!

But, if you’re like me, you don’t want to have to hand over your contact info just to discover that there’s an exhorbitant fee attached.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the cost.
Because it’s helpful to have a sense of the bigger picture, my website fees are about 90% less than big agency fees, and a good-deal higher than a plug-and-play discount option - because your website needs to represent your best work, be search engine optized, and - bottom line - be a site that you’re glad to refer prospective customers to - because you’re so proud of the way it looks and works!

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You’re just 2-weeks away from Amazing; with the CAPTIVATE DESIGN for small business and social enterprise.

What would you like your website to do for your business?
It’s worth a conversation; because getting from here to there requires a plan worthy of our dreams, our effort, and the enterprises and businesses we want to see soar. Let’s connect and see what solutions your website might provide.

Melinda Bak
Website Designer & Strategist


Upfront costs (details below)
Transparent process (no surprises)
Life, like it should be (honest, proven, we do what we say)

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$500-$1000\Website Updates for Existing Clients

Good for Small Beginnings & Special Events

$2500 \ 1 Week Design Time \ 3-page custom website

Good for start-ups that need to get their name and service or product out there, search-engine-optimized, with an engaging presence

Good too for an online resume, wedding or anniversary

1-Hour of Training so that you can update the site yourself

Great for Small Business, Non-profits, LLC’s

$5000 \ 2 Week Design Process and you’re up and running \ 5-10 page custom website or website make-over

Great for new and existing small businesses ready for an updated look that’s clean, current and captivating

Compelling content, Branded image (photos, icons and favicon), Search-engine-optimized and Indexed with Google

2-Hours of Training so that you can update the site yourself

For Small Businesses Utilizing or In Need of Integrations

$10,000-$15,000 \ 4-6 Week Design Process \ Custom website with app-integrations

Often utilizing a CRM interface, email campaign links, maps, menus, catalogs, MLS, or other app-integrations in support of business goals

1-2-Hours of Staff Consultation and Training per week, gathering input and cultivating confidence in your ability to modify and maintain your site yourself

Small Businesses with a Larger Footprint (some are national, some are local and scaling-up)

$20,000-$90,000 \ 2-9 Months \ complex business websites

Often with back-end integrations or business resourcing for businesses ready for growth outcomes (I’m glad to resource the tools you need, present you with options and help you on-board those resources)

1-2-Hours of Staff Consulting and Training per week (more as needed) so you’ll be ready to modify and maintain your website

NAVIGATE other costs (no surprises)

If we’re building a new website, you’ll want to add about $225 for a Squarespace license and domain (or domain transfer)

You may have your own photos and images, but if not (or if they need updating), factor in $200 for image (photo) licensing; larger sites will require more images (with the option for video creation)

And that’s it. In a nutshell.

What are you thinking might work within your budget? Take a quick second to fill out the WEBSITE CONSULT form and then, let’s talk.

Now scheduling for 2019. Once you schedule your time, you won’t share it with other clients. I’m totally yours, devoted to your site and your project for the duration of your design-time.

Creating great websites that boost your online presence and bottom line, that helps you achieve what’s possible - thrills me.


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What are you thinking might work within your budget? - Squarespace Freelance Professional, designer of stellar websites

A Website that works as Hard as You do

  1. A Website that gets you found with SEO, Google indexing and analytics & the business to prove it

  2. A Website that readers return to, often

  3. A Website that’s a great representation of your best work

  4. A Website whose image is spot-on, engaging your clientele

  5. A Website whose content conveys your unique value proposition