What is the average cost for church website design?
The cost of a church website can vary and depends on the path you take. There are basically four options that can be explored.
The free option:
You are responsible for everything including designing, hosting, and maintaining your church website. You may need to know some programming languages like HTML. Additionally, you may need some technical skills to host and maintain your church's website.
Some DIY website builders come with free options also where all the hard stuff is done. However, it may come with their ads on the church's website and their name in the church's domain name.
DIY Website option:
A Do It Yourself (DIY), drag and drop website builder will only cost your church $5 -$80/month, and also offer advanced functionalities (such as eCommerce). You don’t need any technical or designing skills to use a DIY website builder to design your church's website. All the hard stuff is taken care of so it’s easy to get your church website online.
Custom Website Design:
Custom Website Design cost $1,500 – $10,000. You can hire a website designer or developer to create your church website from scratch without the use of any website building software. However, most churches' websites are NOT built from scratch anymore. Only churches with very specific needs will choose to build a website this way, but this is also happening less and less.
Website Template Customization:
Template customization is where you hire a designer to customize a template for you. Expect to pay between $300 and $1,000 to customize a template for your church. The cost varies depending on how much work you want to be done for the church website. Adding a header image, moving the logo location, creating a fixed navigation bar, changing the overall layout design, etc are all thing that can influence the church website cost.