We may already suspect that the price for creating a blog in Nigeria will vary depending on the type of blog and the number of contents that are in it. However, this knowledge doesn’t entirely shed light on how much it costs to create a blog in Nigeria.
In subsequent writing, we will do a deep analysis of the cost of creating a blog in Nigeria. First, we must specify that for this price clarity post, we’re considering Nigerian hosting and domain companies that accept naira, and the current pay structure of freelancers in Nigeria; assuming you’ll be paying for most (if not all) the contents that the site will contain.
Now. Let’s highlight the kind of expenses to consider before your website can be up and running. These include domain name purchase, web hosting, website design and customization, plugins & tools, contents, and subsequent maintenance.
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How Much You Need to Pay to Create a Blog in Nigeria
To have a broad understanding of the cost of creating a website in Nigeria, you want to analyze the cost of things it’ll take to set it up. Moreover, as the bills are likely to come separately, you mustn’t mix them up.
When creating a website, the first expense you want to secure is your domain name – as soon as you’re able to come up with a decent name for the blog. Most standard domain names like .com, .net, and .org cost anywhere between ₦5000 and ₦10,000, while the less popular ones like.com.ng come for around ₦1,200; sometimes even free depending on your hosting plan.
The lowest hosting plan in the industry right now goes for ₦600, and this price can go as high as ₦15,000 per month. Of course, the plan you end up choosing will largely depend on the type of blog you’re running, but we observe that the hosting plan for a standard website with decent traffic to cover operation costs shouldn’t cost more than ₦10,00.
Website Design & Customizations
Most Nigerian web developer charge anywhere between ₦100,000 and ₦10,000,000 for a website design. For a simple blog, you shouldn’t be looking to spend a lot more than ₦100,000.
Meanwhile, if you’re hosted on WordPress and have the time to experiment with themes and other web design elements, you may be able to do it yourself even if you don’t know any code. Although we recommend using the service of a professional web designer to avoid any trial and error.
- Technical SEO
Technical SEO is important for all blogs, a blog being one of the most popular types of websites also requires technical SEO to thrive and get better visibility on search engines.
T-SEO focuses majorly on technical (under-the-hood elements) like server response speed, site architecture (silos), mobile-friendliness, crawlability and indexability, link building, structured data and more.
The actual cost of technical SEO varies widely based on factors like the size of your blog, complexity of issues, expertise of the professionals hired to handle the gig and the long- or short-term objectives that need be achieved.
It can range from a few hundred thousand naira to several thousand per month for ongoing services, or even more for extensive projects.
However, at Web design in Nigeria, we make sure to do basic Search Engine Optimization for all our clients that use our service to create their blogs, also offering ongoing support in aspects of monetization, keyword research, topical development, Keyword Opposition to Benefit (KOB) analysis and more.
Plugins & Tools
Although there are a lot of free plugins on WordPress, there are some that’ll need you to go premium before you can use some of their advanced features. If you’re looking to operate a basic blog, then you probably won’t need plugins that’ll cost you so much, however, you can be sure to ask us of the functionalities you’d like to add to your blog, so we can suggest bloatware-free plugins you can add to your blog site.
The average content writer charges anywhere from ₦3 per word, up to ₦10 per word depending on the niche being targeted. Ultimately, the price you pay for blog content will depend on how many articles you’re looking to have. Meanwhile, the average article is about 1,000 words so that’s around ₦3,000 per article. We have also written a detailed clarity guide on the cost overview of content creation in Nigeria, be sure to check that out here.
Of course, setting up your blog isn’t enough, you’ve got to commit some chase to keep it running. Aside from your articles and web design which won’t cost you a lot to manage/update, things like domain and hosting will need yearly renewal.
Overall, you should be ready to spend no less than ₦300,000 to launch a standard blog containing 30 articles with at least 1,000 words in Nigeria – at least to run it for the first year. Over time, this price may change as you look to make more changes to the website.
Web Design Nigeria — Blog design and SEO Service
Your blog needs an enticing design that grabs the attention of your audience. It has to alluring easy to navigate for users to find their content.
We are Web Design Nigeria, and We offer a variety of services including blog design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and integration of modern marketing technologies help get your business the attention it deserves!
With our blog design and SEO service, you can be sure to get a functional and SEO-friendly blog that has the potential to rank higher on search engines, we will also furnish you with the tools and tips to properly run your blog.
Part of our blog design strategy is to ensure you pick the right sub-niche, recommending and guiding you as you pick a domain name, creating a fool-proof content marketing strategy, designing your website and blog layout, setting up your online store, and more.
After we have developed and designed your blog, you will be able to perform basic updates like adding new posts and publishing them.
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