Need a Website But Don’t Want to Break the Bank?
Need a Website But Don’t Want to Break the Bank? avatar

We have recently been taking calls from people interested in establishing a presence on the Internet for their business, club or organization, without the financial resources for a full blown website with all the bells and whistles.

Piggy BankThese calls are typically accompanied by the questions:

  1. Can it be done?
  2. Is it a good idea?
  3. How much will it cost?
  1. Can it be done? Absolutely. The web is an incredibly flexible platform. Think of it like Lego™. A website can be as simple or complex as you want. The only restrictions are your imagination and budget.
  2. Is it a good idea? If you are interested in reaching a larger market or audience, then yes – having a website is an easy and cost-effective way to do that.
  3. How much will it cost? Cost depends on the size and complexity of your site.  Size = the number of pages, and complexity = the number of functions you need the site to perform.  A site with no special functions would be a “static” HTML page with some text, links and images. So what do I mean by “extra functions”? Things like social media, a contact form, an image gallery, a navigation area, or the ability to update content independently.


For a single static HTML page and domain name registration (your www address), website hosting for 1 year and basic design, the cost starts at $350. Additional elements and functions can be added as needed and a cost is associated with each additional feature.

Starting out with a simple 1 page site is an easy and inexpensive way to establish your presence on the Web. It gives you immediate 24/7 access to a global marketplace. The only recurring fees are for the yearly renewal of your domain name (typically less than $20) and website hosting (typically less than $200 a year). The website is owned by you, it’s completely portable – meaning when you move to the Caribbean to escape the Canadian Winter, you can take your website with you.

Contact us to get your business, organization or club established on the Web: 705-927-2308 or send email to .