In our third round of web design FAQ, we attack the dreaded question: is cheap web design worth the reduced cost? Truthfully, there are some things you can buy at a cheaper cost that are every bit as good as those with a much higher cost – but web design isn’t one of them. As highly skilled Honolulu web designers, we know that in the case of having a website developed, you get what you pay for in most cases. You may be tempted to go for an individual or company who offers “cheap” website design, but before you do, consider how it can actually cost you in the long run.
The deal looks good, but how much do the designers really know? When you go the cheap route, you’re likely to get passed on to the apprentices on the team – those who are up and coming, but aren’t quite “there” yet in terms of websites that not only look amazing, but are well-optimized and functioning, simple to navigate.
Many businesses focus more on how a website looks. Nearly any level designer can make a website look appealing and add flashy colors, but it’s the user experience that’s more important. A website should attract leads and make the sale. It should inform and engage. The content has to be compelling and in some cases, entertaining. Cheap web designers often use cheap hosting, which means your website may experience more downtime, or be slow to load – not good! The perfect way to send your visitors on their way to your competitor.
Ultimately, many companies who offer web design for cheap do so because they do not have the skill, knowledge, or talent to charge the rates experienced designers deserve. In the end, you pay – and sometimes pay dearly – for the designer’s inexperience.
Consider how much you may end up spending if you have to have a reputable and capable Honolulu web design firm re-do what the “cheap” web designer couldn’t accomplish?
It’s also vital that your website has the potential to grow and expand as your business does. For this reason, you should discuss your current business plans and long-term goals with your web designer, who can clearly explain how the website to be designed will support your future plans.
One last point: When you hire a “cheap” web designer, you can probably expect zero help or support when you need it. If you pay a rock-bottom price, how much support and time can you really expect? Web designers who charge ridiculously low rates are not going to put in the time and effort their clients deserve, simply because they cannot afford to – they’re off and running to the next cheap design project.
If you want a website for your business that does all it is supposed to do, count on web designers who are 100% dedicated to amazing results, and providing support and guidance to clients after the fact. Contact EBB Web Design today!Google+