Consider how much money you spend each year on advertising. People may see your advertisement one time and then discard the paper (or pen or notepad or fridge magnet). A web site is always there - solid. If you receive one additional client due to your web site, you have recovered your investment.
Making changes is a simple and inexpensive process. If you have produced "paper" brochures, you know how difficult and expensive it is to change them.
Most professional web design firms charge around $250 to $500 per page for a basic page. If you wish to simply have an information web site (similar to detailed brochures) containing some company information, product information, telephone numbers etc. the costs are considerably less.
Maintaining the site, making minor adjustments, adding or removing text, updating news bulletins, or changing fee structures is relatively easy. The average web developer's cost is $40.00 to $60.00 per hour.
3. Hosting Services
There are thousands of web host companies to choose from. Supply, demand, and competition benefits the user. The monthly cost for hosting is usually under $15.00 and some are free. The disadvantage with free sites is that the advertising will "popup" or take a priority position on your page. A small site can get adequate hosting for $5.00 or less.
Many hosts offer 'site builders' or 'templates' making it even easier to have a page up and running in a matter of hours. Using the site builders will not cost you the designing fees and there is no additional cost from your host company. Your web designer can work with them to ensure that your site is as unique as your business.
More information about Templates.