One of the most common questions we’re asked as Web Development Company is, “How much does a website cost?” Oddly enough, it’s never this initial question that’s difficult to answer, it’s the question number two: “Why so much?”
It usually takes at least a few seconds for potential clients to wipe the shock off their face when we toss out a sticker price of, Lets say, Rs.30,000. And then comes the next question.
"For a website?!"
Yes, at first, Rs.30,000 seems like a lot of money for a website, but I guarantee you it’s a steal. The truth is, whether you pay 10k or 100k, websites are cheap at any cost. What it costs is not important — it’s the value of a website that really means something. Here’s an analogy I’ve come up with to help everyone grasp the value of a website.
Here's everything you need to know about Mr. Patel;
- Mr. Patel works 24/7, 365 days a year. Doesn’t sleep, never eats. His only motive in life is to talk to the world, convert them to your customers and promote your business.
- Mr. Patel is as ideal salesman. He knows everything about your company like the back of his hand, and can pitch it perfectly every single time.
- Mr. Patel talks to millions of people every day. He can talk to them all at once and still give everybody a personal attention.
- Mr. Patel travels well. He can be anywhere in the world at any time, and multiple places at once if he needs to be. Best of all, he files no expense reports.
- Mr. Patel learns quickly. You’ll only have to tell him once. For example, with just a a day of training he can learn to speak any language.
- Mr. Patel is cheap (Read; Really cheap). Let’s assume your company employs Mr. Patel for three years — that initial Rs.30,000 price tag comes out to a measly salary of Rs.10,000/year. And the longer you work together, the cheaper he gets. And now for the best part. He’ll never quit! Yippee..!!!!
Mr. Patel would be better off working at a Tea Shop, wouldn't he?
You pay this poor man less than Rs.850 a month, don’t you? Yet he’s always on his toes and works tirelessly around the clock for just one purpose: Your Business. I can see it in your eyes. You kind of feel sorry for Mr. Patel now, don’t you?
That is because you’re crazy! Mr. Patel has no feelings, he’s not a real person. He’s a website. He’s YOUR website. Now go out and try to find an actual person that will work with all his dedication all the time. Or try reducing the pay of your best employee to Rs.850/month and see if he or she hangs around. Good luck!
Don’t treat your business website like logistics, treat it like an employee
Moral : Even a Rs.30,000 website is a steal because its value is exponentially greater than its price tag.