When you start a web project, you will usually be asked to pay 50% of the project cost upfront and 50% of the project cost on final delivery, i.e. within 120 days. Even for simpler projects, the initial upfront payment can range from €5,000 to €9,000. Apart from the upfront costs, there is also the risk that your provider will not perform or will not perform on time.
If you choose Website as a Service (WaaS), the initial cost is around €2,000 and when your web project is live you will have spent less than €5,000. The ongoing service contract guarantees that your provider will make every effort to keep you as a customer and maintain your web project over a long period of time.