Having a website is now an essential part of running your business. Gone are the days where a listing in the local yellow pages is enough to bring in new business. Many people are tempted to go with a quick, cheap website just to get on the web only to find issues with it down the track. These people often find they need to spend more money to repair it or start again. If you or someone you know is about to undertake the development of a new website then this is the article for you. We will take you through all the information you need to ensure you make the best decision for your business.
What comes across as a cheap option can sometimes add up in the long run. Every minor change you want to make, your annual hosting, adding pages, these components can sometimes cost more than the development of the website if you have gone for a cheaper option.
Your website is even more important than your shop front if you are a bricks and mortar business and if you are an online business, we don’t need to tell you just how critical this is.
We pride ourselves on creating websites that are customised and as unique as our clients. They are not the cheapest on the market but they are by no means the most expensive either!
You should treat hiring a web design agency in the same way you would treat employing a new staff member. To make this easier we have complied a list of questions you could ask them before moving forward. Any reputable company should be able to answers these questions with ease.
Time and time again we hear of clients who have spent thousands of dollars on websites that are not mobile responsive, not SEO friendly or simply don’t work. It can be a long and expensive exercise to rectify these issues and one that causes more stress to the business owners when they should be concentrating on other issues, like making money.
Keep in mind also that if you want your website to be error free and rank on the first page of Google this is usually an ongoing investment, because guess what – your competitors want the same thing! You must invest the time, or invest the money in hiring a professional agency to maintain your rankings and maintain your website.
If you have any questions or would like some help assessing what options are right for you, please contact us, we are always happy to help.