If you have a business and are looking into getting a website, it’s a great investment that will bring you more business and get you more exposure to potential customers that are surfing through the web.
But, what kind of investment should you make for your website? It is very tempting to spend a few hundred dollars for a brand new website versus hiring a website design company that may cost you thousands of dollars. Both options will give you a website, but in our years of experience, it’s truly the customer service and the quality that counts. Your website is your online storefront, and getting a cheap website can end up being more costly than getting it done right the first time.
Why shouldn’t you aim for a cheap website? Here are some of the top reasons why.
A seasoned professional in the web and graphic design world will know what their services are worth. Experiences comes from more clients and continuing education. If you are looking for an advanced feature or would like to add on a specific tool to your website during the project, make sure your web developer can handle what you are asking for. Web designers and developers with more experience will be able to tackle on any project that come their way, or suggest alternatives to help achieve the same goal.
Always make sure your web designer or developer is there after the website is built. In most cases, a cheap website hire will immediately or slowly disappear after the website is complete and he or she is paid. A professional web design hire should be able to provide you with training and/or ongoing support going forward to continue a productive business relationship between the two of you. Although a website may be working now, it may need updates down the road that you cannot handle by yourself.
3) BUGS AND PROBLEMS
This stems from the first two points mentioned above. If your cheap website hire does not have a lot of experience, then mistakes may be made on the website. There is always a higher rate of error with someone that is less experienced because they haven’t been exposed to as many site builds as a true, full-time professional. Even if the site is working fine in the future, any upgrades to your website platform or plugins may make certain parts of the website incompatible. Your designer and developer needs to be present in the future to help fix these potential issues, and most cheap website hires will be long gone by then.
4) FUTURE COST
With #1, #2, and #3 above, if your cheap website hire disappears, what do you do? You’ll be forced to hire another designer or developer to help fix the issue. If you bring in professionals, you can bet the repair cost will be equal to or even higher than the cost of your entire website build. You can also ask a friend or another cheap website hire to help fix the issue. At the end, you’ll be spending more money that shouldn’t have been spent in the first place if you had built the site correctly right from the start. Websites are truly an investment, and the greater the investment, the greater the return in the end.
5) QUALITY & SERVICE
The service you get with a professional web design company is unparalleled to a cheap website hire. At CryoDragon, we work closely with each of our clients to understand their goals and to make their visions a reality on the web. We do our research, and we take the time to get to know our clients’ preferences and needs. We also establish long-term working relationships with our clients so that they know we are there for them anytime after the site is built. Make sure you check a designer’s portfolio, read their testimonials, and that you can both trust and get along with them prior to signing a contract.
If you are looking to build a new website for your business, send our team a message to get started!