Website Templates and What They Mean For Your Business

There are literally hundreds of companies selling premium or free website templates.

So what does this mean for your business?

If you're looking to start your first, or second, web based venture, templates can considerably reduce the overall cost of building a professional website.

A Common Misconception about Templates

Many people assume that because a website is developed using a template, that it will be low quality. This may have been the case 10 years ago, however today; there are thousands of professional graphic designers who make a living designing websites and selling them. One of the biggest sellers of professional templates is Template Monster. Just this company alone sells for tens of millions of dollars on a yearly basis.

Free or Premium Template

If you're serious about your business then I highly suggest you pay for a professional designed template for your new website. I have found that free templates tend to be lower quality, since the designer is simply looking to create a free downloadable product for people to use and then market his services. You can find very professional website templates for $30 to $100. Here is a list of templates and their approximate cost:

HTML Templates - $30 to $60

Wordpress Templates - $60 to $85

Joomla Templates - $60 to $85

Drupal Templates - $60 to $85

Magento Templates - $120 to $240

OSCommerce - $100 to $200

Template Customization

Once you've picked out a template you can purchase and download it. Now keep in mind that other people will be able to download the same template. In order to give it a unique look, specific to your company you will need to hire a website template customization company. They will add your logo, insert content, change colors, change the background, etc., etc., basically anything you want. There are no limits.

How Much Will I Save?