Here we will discuss the steps needed to get a website up and running.
While WordPress itself is free, getting a WordPress website up and running is not. For one, it requires a domain and hosting. Then there is a theme and plugins for custom functionality. All of which can start to add up quickly.
A typical breakdown of expenses required to get up and running might look something like this:
- Domain: $12/year
- Premium Theme: $50-$200
- Premium Plugins: $15-$200 (each; some are one-time purchases, others are monthly/annual licenses.)
- Rough Totals: $200-$1,000+
This is of course assuming no one already owns the domain you want (which could set you back hundreds or even thousands depending on the situation), that you can keep premium theme and plugins to a minimum, and that you personally have the time and experience to set everything up by yourself.