how much will it cost me to build and maintain a fine website?or can i get it for free?
It depends on the sort of site you intend to have built and maintained. For a Static Site, you can get it build from about Naira 30,000 depending on the number of pages and the amount of work to be done. For a dynamic site, you can find yourself paying from Naira 60,000 up, depending on the application size. The cost could be as high as in the millions too.
Maintaining a site happens to depend on what sort of maintainance you need. For daily maintainance, you are better off getting a person who will do so on a full time or parttime basis and hourly pay ranges from Naira 1000 per hour to even up to Naira 15,000 an hour and more, depending on the scale of the operation. If you want to have it updated occassionally, then you should look for a company that will charge you a one time maintainance fee each month or each week. That could turn out to be cheap but problem is if the updating you need done to the site requires more hours than agreed on, you will have to pay more. That is why I would advise to go with someone who is paid to do that job.
I think this is very straight forward. If you know what you want, all you need to do is, create a list of the features and functionalities that you desire in your website, and if you have a detailed brief of other documents that might assist in determining other things that you might require on your website. If you require a quotes, simply send this to us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you confidentially within 3 hours, and send you a quotation, of the cost and time implications.
Please feel free to call any of my numbers if you wish to speak on the phone. Websites aren't all the same, the uniqueness of your requirements also affects the billing, but you can be sure of pretty low fee, and maximum of 1 week time-line for your pojects.