Website & App Design Cost Calculator [2021]

Get a free instant quote on the costs to design your website. No email required. We'll present costs based on the most popular platforms to get your website professionally designed.

*Freelancer Designer rates are $25/hour on average

Solution Comparison - Make an Informed Decision

The worst thing you could do is dive straight into hiring a freelancer/agency to design your website or App.

Poor communication, low quality work, missed deadlines and money lost is what you'll be looking at.

Let's compare solutions so that you can keep your time and pockets heavy.

Pixel True - Design Agency With a Twist

Pixel True provides a high-quality & affordable design service without all the headaches that comes with finding, vetting and managing designers.

Affordable fixed pricing, no contracts and zero headaches.

Our services are great for businesses who are short on time and don't want to go through the hassle of hiring high-quality designers themselves.

With our services, you'll work directly with a Designer and a Project Manager on our easy-to-use platform. 

Comparison table

Great for

1. Business owners who want a high-quality website/app design that converts at an affordable price

2. Great for busy business owners - we handle vetting, hiring and managing of the designers.

Not Great for

1. Small one-off projects - Our solution is cost effective for big projects like website designs

How To Get Started With Pixel True

Try one of our plans risk-free for 14 days. You'll get access to a designer for 2/4/6/8 hours a day.

Once subscribed you'll be able to post your first job request.

Add your first job request

Once you've posted your design request you'll be assigned a dedicated Designer and Project Manager to begin work immediately.

Your Project Manager and Designer assigned to work on the design request

We'll provide daily updates on the job request and you'll be able to provide your feedback directly on our platform.

Designer provides updates each day. Provide feedback directly on our platform.

Once completed, we'll upload your files where they can be downloaded immediately and we'll move onto the next job in the queue.

Download files immediately upon completion

You can try Pixel True's services risk free for 14 days.

Fiverr - Affordable one-off projects

Fiverr is a great platform for small one-off projects like posters and logos at a competitive price.  

Although fiverr is cheaper than most platforms, you'll have a tough time finding high-quality web designers at low price. You should expect to pay $25/hour for a talented Web/App Designer.

Comparison Table

Great for

1. Small one-off projects such as logos and graphic designs

Not great for

1. Long-term projects

2. Medium to large Website/App projects

How To Get Started With Fiverr

Search for designers on Fiverr

The first step is search for the type of designer you're looking for. You'll be presented with a range of designers with different price points and ratings.

Request a quote from your designer

You'll then be able to request a quote from your chosen designer or pay for one of their defined services.

Upwork - Wide range of Designers

Upwork is a popular platform with a range of talented designers.

This platform is great for short and long-term projects but tends to be on the pricier side ($25/hour).

Although you can find freelancers at less than $25/hour, you'll have to accept a higher risk of the project falling through e.g. lower quality website, late deliveries and poor communication.

You also need to take into account the time spent on finding, vetting and managing the designers throughout the project.

Comparison Table

Great for

1. Businesses who have the time to find, vet and manage designers

2. If you have a higher budget and can afford $25/hour

Not great for

1. Business who don't have much time to spend on finding, vetting and managing designers.

How to post on Upwork

The first step is posting your job. Here you can include your job description, budget

You'll also be able to target freelancers from specific countries

Once your job is submitted, you'll receive offers within 2-3 hours. Expect to receive only 5-8 offers.

99designs - High-quality designs at a cost

99designs is similar to Upwork but focuses more on higher-quality designs.

With the review system you'll be able to find quality designers easily but do expect to pay a premium for their services.

As with Upwork, you'll also need to take into account the time spent on finding, vetting and managing the designers throughout the project.

Comparison Table

Great for

1. High quality Website designs

Not great for

1. Business' who are on a budget  - 99designs tends to be on the pricier side.

How to post on 99designs

First choose the design service you're looking for.

Once chosen you'll be able to choose from hiring a designer (similar to Upwork/Fiverr) or starting a contest.

If you start a contest, you'll first need be prompted to fill out a brief. You'll then pay a fixed price and receive multiple designs from multiple designers. The designer you choose will receive payment for the project.

This is great for one-off projects like logos. For long-term projects like website design, I would recommend hiring a freelance designer.

Final Verdict

Which option you should go for really depends on your circumstances.

If you're looking for a decent website and you're willing to put the time into finding, vetting and hiring a designer - I would recommend going with Upwork.

However, if you're short on time and are looking for a high-quality website/app that converts. I would recommend our services at Pixel True - you can try our services risk free for 14 days