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How much does it cost to build a startup?

Price of a startup

Building a startup is tied to a lot of different expenses, but the good news is it does not always have to be outrageously expensive. By utilizing already existing platforms and technology you can avoid starting completely from scratch, but you will still have a number of costs to consider.

So here are the most common expenses for startups.

These days it is possible to start a business while having everyone work remotely. That way you don’t have to worry about renting an office.

One of the biggest expenses will be the salary of all your employees. Consider both full-time employees as well as freelancers you might need from time to time. If you don’t want to write the business plan yourself and want to hire a professional, add that to your list of expenses as well.

Depending on what’s already available for you and your employees, you might also need to purchase some equipment and tech accessories. This will be a one-time cost for the startup.

If you are building a new product, it is crucial that you have the website and/or an app for it. Consider web design and hosting when calculating your costs. While you will have to pay for the design only once, you will need to pay for the hosting on a monthly basis.

You can decide to build an app just for your startup or join an already existing app and see if the demand is really there before you invest in building an app.

Marketing is crucial when it comes to startups. Consider investing in online marketing tools, and familiarize yourself with the most popular and accessible ways to market your product. If you aren’t already using affiliate marketing or email marketing - these are relatively inexpensive but extremely effective ways to market your product, so make sure to add marketing when rounding up the costs of your startup.

While there’s a lot to consider, depending on the already available resources and skills, it is manageable to build a startup with your own savings pretty easily. You just need good organizing skills and focus to get it done.