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How much does an artist website cost, anyway?

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. 
 
This assumes:
 
  1. 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. 
  2. 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?)
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
 
 
 

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