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Generally, a website designer charges $30 per hour. And a general 5-page website will cost $700 on average.

However, not all website designers in the world charge equally, nor they are equal in quality.

That is why the worth of a website depends. And there are various factors that you have to take into consideration.

You can estimate the cost of a website design service in two different ways.

  1. Hourly rate
  2. Fixed price

Hiring a website designer by hourly rate

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The hourly rate of website designers starts from $5 to $100+ and the price depends on the designer’s experience, current work volume, reputation, conversion rate, quality, and even their location.

Also, it does not mean that the higher the rate better the quality. It’s your job is to look for their past work samples, how they helped their past clients, feedback, and make a judgment yourself.

To build a general business website normally takes 25/30 hours. So if the web designer charges $30/hour then the total cost will be $750 to $900.

Hiring website designer by fixed price

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The fixed price quote is the most recommended method if it’s your first time hiring someone to build your website. If you go with a fixed price, you’ll know the price upfront. Otherwise, you may have to pay way too much higher than your budget.

Once you contact a website designer or any web design agency, they will ask you necessary & specific questions. Depending on your answer & need, they will give you a quote.

But before you get the quote, make sure you have done your homework properly. And make sure you have the following information ready:

Also, list down which of the following assets you already have and which also needs to be done:

  1. Logo
  2. Favicon
  3. Text content for the pages
  4. Domain
  5. Hosting

Making this information available helps you a lot. Think of it as proactiveness.

Where you will get website designers

There are 3 main places you will find website designers: freelance marketplaces, web design agencies, & individual web designers.


There are lots of freelancing websites where you will find website designers. But freelance marketplaces are very confusing when it comes to rate or price.

If you’re looking to hire someone for a cheap price, the freelancing marketplaces may help you.

You will find hundreds of freelancers and their rate/price is totally different. And if you failed to pick the right person, it will waste your time & money.

So proceed with cautions on freelancing websites.


Web design agencies are a team of people who work in various sectors in web development. From content writing to logo design and everything in between.

The agencies generally charge the most or at least higher than freelancing marketplaces.

If you have a large budget, you can go for it.


The business model of individual web designers is very similar to agencies. They just work individually or with a very small team.

However, you can take most advantages from these guys because they are able to cooperate with you more personally. For the agencies, if you contact them multiple times, you have to communicate with different persons. That means you have to tell your issue from the very beginning.

On the other hand, for individual web designers, it’s not the case. The same person will communicate with you all the time. This is a big advantage when it comes to resolving an issue in multiple interactions.