Why You Should Hire A Web Designer
You’re a small business owner who has either just started out or you haven’t quite built up your business enough to afford large purchases. Maybe you are just very frugal and you don’t want to spend the money to hire a web designer. You might also think “Hey, it’s just hitting a few buttons, so how hard can it be?”. Whatever the reason may be, you are smart enough to know that you need a website, but you are weighing out your options. The best option would be to hire a web designer.
Building it Yourself
There are several problems with doing it yourself. First off, it will be tough figuring out where to begin. it might look easy from the outside, but after you start getting into it and looking into how to do it right, you’ll soon realize that you’re way in over your head. You will have to look up every single task and how to make it happen with your own website, which is a nightmare. Something as simple as creating a link will be tough for you. If you get it wrong, chances are that you won’t know how to fix it.
Hire a Web Designer So You Can Focus on Running Your Business
Instead of trying to learn website design, how to do things the right way, and doing the trial-and -error method of web design, hire a web designer. We are trained and experienced with creating great websites that help promote your business. Trying to build your website yourself takes your focus away from your business. We know what to do and what not to do to get you the results you’re looking for.
We Know How to Make it Look Beautiful and Function Well, Too
Web designers know all of the tricks and styles of different types of websites. We know how to make your site look the way you want it to. You won’t have to struggle to figure out CSS and why your site isn’t looking the way you envisioned it. We also know how to implement the functionality that you need, because chances are, that we have done it before on other sites.
Web Designers Know How to Make Fast Websites
Your site’s speed is extremely important to the success of your website. If your site moves at a snail’s pace, then you will have a lot of people that will just decide not to hang around to even look at your site. if you are selling products, this is money ripped right out of your pocket. We won’t pack your site with tons of scripts and plugins. Web designers will use the best practices to ensure that your site loads like lightning. Web designers will optimize images, use file compression, and many other good practices to make sure that your site loads as quickly as possible. Also, website speed is now a ranking factor in Google’s search engine results. You can’t afford not to have a professional handle your SEO.
Web Designers Handle SEO For You As Well
In order for your site to succeed, it has to be found. Word of mouth is great, but web traffic via search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo is just icing on the cake. Imagine trying to learn how to do your own search engine optimization. That could take a very long time, and you still might not be doing it right. A lot of people on the web don’t really know what their doing. What if you ended up on a black hat website that taught you everything that you shouldn’t be doing, and your site was banned? You have to be careful who you take your advice from.
It All Comes Down to A Matter of Your Time and Your Money
Here is something to think about. Let’s say that you decided to build your site yourself. You sell airplane parts and after it is all said and done, your pay average is $100 per hour. You know nothing about how to build a website, how to build it well and make it fast, and you know nothing about SEO. If you sat down and tried to build it yourself, read a bunch of materials online and actually spent the time building it, you could easily spend 100 hours on the project, depending on the size of your site and how thorough you are. After you’ve built it, you have no idea how to go back and edit it, or even maintain it. If you spent just 100 hours building your own website, instead of working on your own business, then that website would cost you roughly $10,000. That is quite a price tag for your website.
Even after all of that, it still may not look how you’d envisioned, it does work how you’d hoped it would, and you are left with 100 working hours wasted and nothing that you actually wanted.
We Develop Strategies
Web designers help to develop a marketing strategy for your website. Your business will go a lot further when it you have a strategy for bringing visitors to your website. A solid strategy can help to spread the word about your website, help market your business, and develop strong relationships with your clients.
Keep It Simple!
Instead of doing all of that, just hire a professional. I wouldn’t try to fix the transmission in my car by myself. That would be insane. Either I’d pay a mechanic to fix it, or it would site there until I could afford to pay them to it. The idea of trying to get in there and mess around is a nightmare to me. The point it, I’d do way more harm than good, and that is what would happen with your business. If the site didn’t look good, and didn’t work well, you would only be hurting your business and its reputation in the long run.
What do you think? Have you ever tried to build your own website? Was it a nightmare for you? Did you succeed and make something great? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.