For as long as I have been working in this industry, I have come across angry and sad tales of business owners who had a terrible experience web designer. I’ve heard the stories many different ways; but essentially it ended up that the business owner didn’t get what they wanted and felt like they were getting ripped off.
It’s no wonder why some may be extra cautious when choosing to hire a professional, and why some may opt to do it themselves.
Just to forewarn: This article is kind of a rant/stream of consciousness piece I really wanted to get out of my system. Though, I hope if you take the time to read this (or at least skim read) you might find something that helps. 🙂
Is getting a cheap web design a good idea if you want to save money?
In my time working in this industry, I have noticed a desire to get online at the lowest price possible. A cheap web design sounds like a good deal, because we all like the idea of being thrifty and…
You might be a new business and/or have limited funds to spend.
You may have been burnt in the past, and don’t want to risk wasting money.
You love the thought of paying a lower price for something that would otherwise be expensive.
But choosing a cheap web designer is a bit like eating instant noodles for dinner every night. Yes, you need to eat. Yes, it fills you up, but it’s not very nutritious and healthy for you in the long term.
On the other hand, planned meals with fresh and nutritious ingredients will contribute to a healthier life in the long run. The same goes for your online marketing.