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Web Design Price 2024 Malaysia – Meeting Your Budget

Edwin Masripan
Last Update: March 25, 2024
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There are many web design companies in Malaysia, and the prices they offer vary greatly. Web Design Price in Malaysia starts from RM 500 to RM 500,000.

Website cost vary between RM500 to RM500,000. It depends on your marketing goal.

It is important to find a web design company or marketing agency that offers good value for your money. In this article, we will discuss the different types of web design packages available and how to get the most for your money from your website design investment.

1. Types of Web Design Packages

There are many types of web design packages that you can choose from depending on your needs and budget.

The fundamental of a website is you must have domain and hosting. The price varies based on domain cost and hosting costs. Choose the one that is suitable for your business.

Here are some of the most common types of packages:

a. Basic Package or DIY

website design price malaysia basic

This is the most basic type of web design package and includes only the design and hosting of your website.

Option 1. You can buy a domain, hosting then use Elementor on top of WordPress (almost free)

Option 2. Go with website builders such as Webflow, Google Site (Google retired it) and Wix.

This is the best option if you’re starting out a business. You don’t need much content to start. It takes about 1-2 weeks to complete.

The price is RM 500 – 3000 per year.

b. Semi-Pro Package or Do for Me

website design price malaysia semi pro

This type of package includes basic design and hosting, but also includes some additional features such as a custom domain name and a professional logo.

You’ll work with freelancers who can code and design your website. They’ll handle everything from domain, server and email.

Perfect for those who don’t want to deal with technical and business have started turning profit. It takes about 1 month to complete.

The price is up to RM 15,000 per engagement and RM 1,000 to 3,000 per year for maintenance.

c. Professional Web Design Packages – Work with Agency

website design price malaysia pro

This is the most expensive type of web design package but includes more features and customization than the semi-pro package.

You have specific features you want to have on your website. e.g. Appointment, basic CRM, Email Newsletter and more.

This package is normally offered by a team or agency. Which gives you all-rounder expertise from web designers, web developers and marketers.

You can expect the team to build a persuasive website that turns strangers to visitors at scale. You may also want to drive more traffic to your website using paid ads and search engine optimisation.

Perfect for companies who are scaling their business.

The price is up to RM 30,000 per engagement and RM 2,000 to 5,000 per year for maintenance. It takes about 3 months to complete.

Want to improve your website and get more leads? Hire us, to revamp your website.

d. Custom Web Design Packages

website design price malaysia custom

This is the most custom type of web design package and allows you to completely customize the entire website.

This is a huge project involving systems and designs. It’s suitable for government, web app companies, and large corporations.

The software used for these types of websites is Sharepoint, SitePoint, adobe experience. Typically takes about 6-12 months to complete.

The price is from RM 50,000 per engagement and from RM 10,000 per year for maintenance.

Rough Pricing for Website Price in Malaysia

ItemsDescriptionPrice Range
1. DomainDepends whether you want local (.com.my) or international (.com, .net etc)RM 50 – 200 per year
2. Hosting

Hosting will determine how fast your website loads. The nearer to users the quicker the website will be. There are two types (to make things simpler), shared hosting and private hosting.

Shared hosting means you are sharing with other websites. Typically slower and vulnerable to attacks (the same platform hosted other websites.)

Private hosting costs more, but you are alone in your platform. Lower risk to get attacks.

Shared Hosting:
from RM 150 per yearPrivate Hosting:
from RM 500 per year
3. Content Management System (CMS)

CMS is typically used to control the content of pages. The most popular CMS is WordPress, which runs nearly 33% of the entire internet!

The price mainly depends on the plugins used. Premium plugins can cost up to RM 1,000 per year license.

Setup Fee: RM 150 – 3500.
4. How Many PagesThe best way to go about this is by following your Company Profile. Typically SMB websites have about six pages. Home, About, Contact (address), Product, Services, Past Projects. These pages are the bare minimum for a corporate website.RM 150 – 900 per page.
5. Design ConceptsDesign concept or mockup are usually made to ensure that the end users understand how the website will look, “prototype” is another name for it. Typically only 3-5 pages are made per concept. A concept can take from a day to 2 weeks to complete.from RM 1,500 per concept
6. ThemesThemes are great to save the cost of production and reduce the time to develop the website. These themes can be bought doing a simple search. There is also configurations, and some degree of the technical know-how is required.from USD 60
7. Custom Hierarchy Content
(custom post type)

When you have a hierarchy of content, custom post types is used.  for example:

  1. Product Category A > Subcategory 1
  2. Product Category A > Subcategory 2
  3. Product Category B > Subcategory 3
  4. Product Category B > Subcategory 4

The best case is for a business that has many products, e.g., Nestle family. Also known as Custom Post Type.

Setup Fee: from RM 500

Data Entry: from RM 50 per page

8. Photography“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Custom photos can go a long way for your branding. It looks more personalized and professional.from RM 1,500 per session
9. CopywritingWriting content is easy, but ‘sellable’ content that’s going to win the sales is not. Hiring professional writers will help your website look professional, market-centric and make your products feel closer to your audience.from RM 500 per page
10. Online Payment

You’d like to receive payment from the customer? Whether it’s for online booking, payment for a product or accepting donations, this is for you.

Rigorous testing is required to ensure that money doesn’t flow the wrong way.

Setup Fee: from RM 2,500
11. SEO Ready & OptimizedDo you want to be Search Engine Ready? Having this enabled will have your website ranked on Search Engine in about three months. SEO allows you to tap into “free traffic” to your website.

Setup Fee: from RM500

Retainer Fee: from RM 1k

12. Maintenance

A website without maintenance is like a car without a change of engine oil. It will run, but it’ll also die quickly. Website Support is the most common problem businesses have when it comes to their website, lack of maintenance.

Maintenance Usually covers the following

  1. WordPress & Plugin Update
  2. Check for Error, Attacks, Spam and remove/prevent it
  3. Adding more content to the website
  4. Troubleshoot for errors
from RM 150 per month
13. Backup Current ContentTypically when a project completes, a web designer will keep a copy of the website in case of any error. It’s best to keep a copy of the website every single month so that when you restore, it’s closest to the latest version.from RM 20 per month

2. How to Get the Most for Your Money from Web Design

Before deciding to invest in a website you must know your marketing numbers.

  • Average Order Value
  • Customer Acqusition Cost
  • Number of New customers per month
  • Lifetime Value of Customer.

These numbers will help you to decide the budget for your website.

4 years ago we built a website that costs RM 25,000 (which was expensive), and it had generated over RM 35 million new revenue. That’s 1400% ROI.

Knowing your numbers will definitely help to choose the best web design package.

You may be tempted to compare spec-to-spec against other web designers, however, specs promise incremental improvements, not gargantuan benefits.

Look for something different.

Start your website with the right message to your target market, that’s where you’ll make the most money from your website investment.

Secondly, manage your expectations. You get what you pay for. You can start by understanding the objectives of your website.

3. Why Are Website Expensive to Build?

There are many reasons why a website is costly to build.

website design price malaysia break down

The first reason, it’s combined expertise between technical, design and marketing. The level of expertise in each domain will determine the price of the website.

The second reason is the duration to build the website. Large projects for large corporation usually takes up to 6 months to complete. This is usually driven by a committee which adds further complexity.

More detailed explanation why websites are expensive.

Websites are useless if does not generate leads and traffic.

How to Hire Web Designer in Malaysia

1. Assessing Your Risks

The risk associated are usually two, incomplete job and an extended deadline. The problem typically happens when you work with a small team or freelancer. If there’s no deadline, then you can proceed with a cheaper alternative. Do ask;

  • Who is going to build the website?
  • How will you build it?
  • What’s the timeline?
  • Whom to contact for any problem related to the website?
  • How is the support?
  • What’s your server uptime?
  • How do I know the progress of the website?
  • Do you provide a staging server?
2. Communication Skills Communication should be clear and concise. Meaning, if you say A, they understand A. Likewise for B and so forth. It doesn’t matter if it’s on Whatsapp Group, email or phone call. They have to know and similarly, you must try to understand what they mean. Drawing from my own experience, most of my failures in web design projects are typically due to miscommunication.
3. Meeting the Budget

Don’t get offended if web designer asks for your budget. They are not trying to jack the price to rob your money but instead finding the best ways to spend it. Always be upfront with your budget and be willing to part with it.

Pro Tip: You can always haggle with Top Web Designers, as long as you are upfront with your budget. They will level with you and provide a leaner option.

4. Projects at Hand

Too many projects at hand are both good and bad. Good because they are in demand, they are good at what they do. Bad, means they have lesser time to spend on your project.

Low project count is good because these designers have time for your project but it may also signal a reputation.

5. Portfolio

By now you should realize that producing a mockup will cost you. Not many web designer wants to give this away for free (anymore). Web Design is an art form; no artist is willing to give for free.

Do request for the latest portfolio, because sometimes the projects listed on the website is not updated or signed NDA not to reveal any work related to the customer.

Assessing the portfolio is a great way to know whether the designer reflects your branding image, design style, and taste. If it doesn’t resonate with you, find someone else.

Pro Tip: Any web designer can deliver a job, the difference is design style, technical ability, and marketing know-how

6. Workflow

At some point you do have to hand over some images and content that you have for the website, it’s essential to establish a workflow between you and the web designer. Workflow can exist in many forms such as checklists, flowcharts, project management tracker, post-it notes, documentation and so forth.

Workflow can help manage tasks, inform of project updates, anticipate changes and due dates. In short, Workflow is a plan.

Pro Tip: Do ask for a workflow. You are running a business; you want your project to be in order.

7. Show Examples

Describing how your website to look like is hard if you don’t understand the designer’s lingo. The best way to go about this is present to them a few examples of how your dream website would look.

Do ask them if it’s possible to build/design based on the budget you have. The examples would act as a gate that protects your interest.

8. Digital Marketing Know-How

Digital marketing is the hardest to assess as many web designers are aware of it. The first thing you might want to do is check their marketing plan. Do check their social media and blog post. When is the latest, how often do they share, what do they share.

Your website is your investment towards marketing; they have to get it right, else money down the drain.

Pro Tip: Ask where they learn digital marketing.

9. Online Reputation

Testimonials & Portfolios can be made up, but not online reputation.

Do check how many stars they get on Facebook Review and Google place. Given the ratings might have been by their family and friends, but that takes a lot more effort than crafting testimonials.

Conclusion Web Design Price in Malaysia

In conclusion, it is important to do your research before choosing a web design company. Any web designer can build anything for your business. The biggest question remains, do you just want a website or do you want a marketing asset that makes money?

We can’t help you with the first part, but if you want a website that converts strangers to customers, look no further, contact B2B Marketing Agency in Malaysia.

Category: Website Optimisation

Related Services: Website Revamp
Edwin Masripan
Growth Strategist. Performs marketing, copywriting, design and coding for the most significant chunk of Laman7's work. You'll see him often tucked in the corner with a book, cycling when it is windy, head to the beach when it's rainy. Yeah, he's weird, aren't we all?
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