Pricing & Process

Our Standard rate is R480 or $45 (USD) per hour, or part thereof, with a minimum fee of R480 per incident.

Getting a return on your investment

What does a website cost?

Regardless of whether you are selling products and/or services, promoting your company/brand or providing information, a successful website is going to cost you time and money.

Careful consideration and intelligent choices need to be made in order to ensure that your site realizes a return on the investment you’ve made.

Pricing is based on the time required to design, develop, test and activate your website, as well as the cost of commercial plugins we have to purchase to provide the specific functionality you require.

The final pricing really depends on what you want – there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to custom design.

We are of the opinion that fixed-rate or “packaged” website options are seldom beneficial, as they limit you to your first idea about how something should look, or how it might work.

We don’t want to limit either your options or your opportunities to change your mind.

The quote we provide you with will be based on the amount of time and commercial elements we estimate we’ll need, to accomplish everything that you have told us you want to achieve.

If you do want to change your mind, add extra pages or templates or even add new functionality, that won’t be a problem, and we will advise you of any cost changes along the way, to make sure we’re all on the same page before proceeding.

To give you a basic idea


Landing Page or Dynamic One-page Scroll site (stand alone web page or single page website with up to 4 sections):
R4,500 – R8,900 | $195 – $520

Basic Website (5-10 pages, with standard functionality):
R9,200 – R18,500 | $640 – $1,440

Standard Business Website (up to 30 pages, with custom functionality):
R18,000 – R30,000 | $1,400 – $2,325

eCommerce Website (25 – 50 products, with standard shipping & tax setup):
R19,500 – R50,000 | $1,515 – $2,535

Advanced Website (up to 50 pages, with a lot custom functionality):
R32,000 – R75,000 | $2,500 – $5000

We can customize any package to better suit the needs of your business and your budget.

Our Process

The process we follow.


Request for Proposal


Contact us and describe what you have in mind. You can send us an email, complete the online proposal request, or call us directly on +27 11 915 4949. A brief conversation via email or phone is all that is required to determine if we’re a good fit for each other.


Proposal is Sent


Based on the information you provide, we will email you a proposal and quote within 2 business days. The estimate will include a full breakdown of all required, as well as optional elements, and the time it will take to complete your project.


Scheduling & Deposit


A deposit of 50% of the estimate is required to initiate your project. Once you have paid the deposit and sent through all your website content (text & images), we will create a schedule. The typical time frame is between 4-6 weeks.




We use the content you have provided to design a tailor made website for your business. This includes the installation and setup of your CMS and any plugins or extensions. Additional graphic design, creation of mock-ups, and UI design elements will be provided by us at no extra charge.


Testing & Tweaking


We will test your website to ensure that it is fully responsive and optimized to load quickly. This includes the testing of forms and eCommerce. Further tweaking or minor content changes will be done based on your feedback.




You will be invoiced for the balance of the development fee on completion of the project, or 30 days after the initial payment, whichever comes first. Once the final payment is received, and you give us the go-ahead, your website will be launched.

What To Expect From Us


Aqua IT Consulting is committed to providing cost-effective solutions which meet or exceed our client’s expectations. The aim is to provide you with a long-term solution which converts your visitors into customers.

Attention to Detail

We believe in doing things right the first time. By treating your project like it is our own we can guarantee that we will not be happy until it is as good as it can be and that you are 100% happy too.


We have extensive experience in both design and development, but we also understand business – marketing principles and web strategies that will work for you, to realize a true return on your investment.

Fast turnaround times

Whether you want a simple static website or extensive functionality and dynamic content, your new site can be deployed within 30 to 45 working days – depending on the scope of work to be done.


Because WordPress is scalable, certain web elements/extensions on the quote will be marked as “optional”. You can therefore choose to include them from the get-go, leave them out completely, or wait until a later date before implementing them


Your website will be tested extensively to ensure that it complies to the latest web standards. In terms of design, performance is very important, so we focus on creating responsive websites that are fast and functional.

Ready to get started?

Let’s schedule a call so that we can answer all your questions and point you in the right direction.