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What investment does a legal firm Website require to get the right web presence for their practice – here is a simple breakdown?
Website costs vary, just like cars or houses, from hundreds of euros to tens of thousands plus, but a reasonable ‘Rule of Thumb’ for affordable web design by a competent developer is about €200 to €250 a page minimum. That figure includes the correct technical aspects of page structure and navigation etc.
Any less and you have to worry that the Designer or Developer is inexperienced or charging too little and will deliver little of use for you. Or they will not be around in future when you need them.
It is all about time and a seasoned web design agency will know what is involved to deliver a good return on your investment. They will know how to lay out the pages, format the navigation,
What is included
The basic website platform should include a WordPress CMS Content Management System which will allow
You will want a page for every area of practice you want to promote. So you will want a page for Property Law, Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Wills & Probate, Personal Injury or Medical Negligence, whichever areas are relevant for your particular practice at this time.
Design can be provided, ideally using Custom Design or by using a Design Theme. Custom design is one which is created just for your firm, whereas a design theme is an off the shelf design that is tweaked to suit your requirements.
Expect to invest about €2500 to €3000 for 10 pages and get some good input from an experienced qualified Digital Business Consultant for good planning.
NB: Add in any costs for design whether it is a
Content Management System
Initial content entry for 10 pages
Facility to add unlimited web pages
image and Flash manager
Media manager for
DIY SEO tools
Custom Login page
Custom 404 error page
Design – Website Design Template choice of Client or Designer.
You can get a free or
Again, if you want a
Support and Maintenance
Monthly Support & Maintenance Options if required need to be
SEO – Search Engine Optimisation
The website needs SEF – Search Engine Friendly page set up option which adds €50 to €100 per page, a basic requirement for Digital Marketing. But Digital Marketing is so much more than this, so talk to the web design
Getting your business online properly should include adding targets and setting up some metrics. This will help you
Choosing a suitable host – Buy suitable secure 5* hosting, where they offer good customer support – expect to pay about €10 a month minimum to Siteground or Inmotion.
Now the average initial investment looks closer to €5000 initially, depending on modules or options required plus any