How many people are needed to run a website?

Vitali Lutz
290 Words
1:22 Minutes

This question is often asked when people want to hire someone to help them create their own website. There is no right answer here, and it really depends on what type of website you want to create.

The simple rule of thumb is:

If you already have experience building websites and just need a little help, then you probably only need 1-2 people to get started.

If you're brand new to web design and website creation, you might need several people to finish your project properly. You can always start small and expand later!

Actually, it's relatively easy to answer how many people are needed for a website:

  • Unless the website is treated like a real business, you won't need more than two people. Most of the time, a website on the Internet has a single operator who does all the work.
  • However, if you treat a website like a real business, you need significantly more people. It can take 10, 50, 100, or more people to run the site.

Let's take Google as an example. Google is a website, but it's run like a business, and there are thousands of employees, many of whom work on just one website – and not just because it's very complex.

On the other hand, look at a classic blogger. Someone writes about their favorite topic, coffee, and builds a blog around that topic. In this case, it is quite enough if only one person works on the website or blog.

The situation is different again if the website is a news portal. Since a large amount of content needs to be published on such a website on a daily basis, a single person can never do everything alone: technology, editing, content creation, etc.

Vitali Lutz

About Vitali Lutz

Since 2007 I am interested in online marketing and online business. For more than 16 years I have also been interested in the technical aspects of the Internet and daily life. I am most fascinated by websites and digital products. Writing is my biggest hobby.

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