The answer depends on who you ask, how much time and effort you are willing to sink into a project, how much customization you need, any ecommerce functionality, membership services, advanced performance needs, etc.
That said, the average site I build for artists comes in over $1000 but under $2000 (as of January 2015). Generally.
- You are using a WordPress or Drupal template. There are thousands of templates for both Drupal and WordPress that we can use to keep costs down on your site. These themes typically cost under $100 and can save you $500-1000 on a project. Generally you don't need to worry too much about looking same-old-same-old as we customize them quite heavily.
- You don't need me to migrate content from your old site over to the new one. ("Can you bring my old blog posts over?)
- You don't need a lot of custom functionality. This could be a custom integration with a third-party service or it could be a special social media element.
- You're willing to do the work of uploading your own work samples. I recommend this for reasons beyond the obvious cost-savings: If you upload your own content, it means you're learning how to use your site and that means you have more control and lower costs going forward.
This price (generally) includes a way to add events, a way to add your work samples, a blog, and a handful of static pages. A complete artist website, in other words! It also includes my very best, most hard-won lessons from the trenches.
I generate a custom estimate for every potential project, so if you have one area that really needs to be custom, I'll estimate the project with that in mind. I explain the actual payment process here.
Do you have any questions about pricing? Let me know in the comments. If this sounds like your jam, get in touch
p.s. I assume you get this, but obviously this is a general guideline, and not binding.