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7 Ways to Build a Budget-Friendly Website: Save Money

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Creating a website can be both costly and time-consuming. From website designers to hosting companies to copywriters can add up a big amount on your expected budget. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can build a budget-friendly website. And in this article, we’re going to talk about those ways.

So, stick to the article and create a professional-looking website without breaking your bank.

Tip No: 1 - Use Reliable Yet Affordable Website Building Platform

There are myriad of options available when it comes to website building platform. A website builder can be a good option if you want to make your site live in just a few minutes.

With most website builders, you won’t need to hire a web designer as they come with easy to use drag and drop functionality. To keep your website’s cost minimum, you can even use a free website builder that is easily available nowadays with some limitation of course. 

In addition to this, you can also look for the WordPress platform that has been used by millions of people across the world. The best thing about this platform is it an open source and can be used by both seasoned website designers and newbies.

According to WordPress, more than 1,390,000 new posts published every day on WordPress. You can judge the popularity of the platform by this stat.

Choose an affordable domain registrar and hosting provider to keep the cost of your WordPress site minimum. 

Tip No: 2 - Determine What Kind of Website You Want

If you really want to build an affordable website, it is important that you determine the design and functionality of your site in advance. It is possible only when you know the kind of website you want to create. On the basis of it, you can plan what template or theme you need for your site.

Tip No: 3 - Buy Hosting Plan at Cheap 

Web hosting is a basic need for a professional-looking website. The good thing about web hosting is that providers are always running specials. Sometimes, new customers get a discount up to 50% for the first year. In order to build a budget-friendly website, you should buy a hosting plan for at least 3 years or more.

When considering a web host, check online reviews about their uptime, features, support, and performance. Create a list of top hosting providers and compare their pricing. Check out which provider is offering quality services at affordable pricing.

As you are just starting, you can go with a shared hosting plan. It is a very basic hosting service in which multiple users share same server resources and therefore cost too.

It's not like you can’t upgrade your shared hosting plan. When you find your site needs more resources, you can upgrade to premium web hosting service such as dedicated hosting, VPS hosting, etc. So, to keep your website building budget minimum, you can start with shared hosting. 

Tip No: 4 - Use an Existing Template

Template alone can increase the cost of your website. You can control it using a pre-ready template. If you are using the WordPress platform, you can look for free themes and plugins to keep the cost at bay.

In the WordPress theme repository, you can choose the best-matched theme from a wide range of options. Apart from this, you can also find themes from the following marketplaces.

  • Theme Forest
  • Elegant Themes
  • Template Monster
  • Solo Stream
  • Themify.me 

Tip No: 5 - Use Free Stock Photography

Images are an important part of your marketing strategy. They bring a product or service to life; help in search engine results; and make overall website content more engaging.

Unfortunately, creating your own photos can be very time-consuming. And if you buy images from a paid website, it will be costly. You may have to pay between $10 to $50 for a picture. For newbies and small business investing that much amount can be burdensome.

Don’t worry, you can get royalty-free images from free stock images websites such as pexel.com, pixabay.com, Negative Space, etc. It can be a good step to create a budget-friendly website. 

Tip No: 6 - Try to Reduce Your Total Website Pages

Every page you create on your website takes time, and time is money. Even if it is not the main page of your website, you will have to write copy for it and choose images. It will add to the cost.

So, when planning the structure of your website, consider minimizing the number of pages, if you really want to create an affordable website.

Tip No: 7 - Throw Out That is Unnecessary

It is tempting to use great videos, cool tools and tons of content on your website. Although these things are nice to have on a website, they add cost. 

If you don’t need them right now till you earn the sufficient revenue to bear their cost, it is better you avoid them. If you are in the initial phase yet, you can keep your site simple. 

Final Words

For any business, building a website is important nowadays. After all, it helps you better reach your targeted audience. However, it does not mean it should be over budget. We hope tips we mentioned will help you save some bucks when building a website.

 


 


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Published on: 26th June 2019

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