This racket has been going on for quite some time and in fact I have worked for companies that did this. They are charging HTML coding prices for template labor. That is not to say that well built WordPress sites are not worth money. They are indeed worth money and they look great if done right. But let’s face it they are not worth thousands. If you are looking for a website and you are talking to companies you should be asking them if they are using WordPress or if they are writing HTML code. If it is the latter then a high price is to be expected But if it is the former you should not be getting charged more than a few hundred dollars. Some honest companies like mine offer well designed, professional, fully responsive WordPress websites for FREE. These companies make their money in content management by charging a small monthly fee to manage your content every day on demand. This approach is the most honest way to sell WordPress websites and I really hope people read this article before they get duped by a so called “professional internet marketing firms”.
The sad part is that it isn’t just a few bad apples doing this, every single web developing company offering WordPress websites are over charging ALL OF THEM. This is a travesty. So many people are also getting fooled by certain large companies that offer a free website with no upfront costs only to give them a big bill a month later when their trial expires. You have seen the television commercials for these companies. They lure you in with “free” and then hit you hard after they have your site established. Do not be fooled by these companies they do not use unique keyword planning on your site and basically duplicate css code over and over again for all their customers. Go with a freelancer or a one man operation that delivers free WordPress websites while offering low cost content management. You are more likely to have a better optimized result with a lower investment. I hope this article will be of use to you readers.