DIY or HWD (Hire a Web Designer)?
Updated: Feb 2
There are so many tools and resources out there these days that teach or enable you to do so much more than what we could 10-20 years ago. Search engines, like Google or Bing, and video platforms, such as YouTube, give you the access to learn anything, right at your fingertips.
With all this immediate access to learn, what is one thing that these search engines or platforms don't give you? Learning and creating takes time, something that you very well may not have a lot of. If you do, that's great! You may be in the market to DIY (do-it-yourself). If not, you've come to the right place...this is why you should HWD (hire-a-web-designer):
1. Having a website in today's market is a NECESSITY.
Whether you are an avid internet user or not, you know search engines and social media are the forefront of our day-to-day learning. Did you know 70-80% of people research a business online before making a purchase? That would mean if you don't have any online presence such as a website, customers aren't going to find you, and most importantly, they aren't going to trust you. Having a website shows customers you are a legitimate business and even gives you a chance to build a positive image of your business in potential customers' minds. Now if you're thinking, "My business is too small for a website," or "I already have a loyal customer base," you are missing out on 70-80% of potential customers you could be reaching. Websites aren't an accessory, they are the staple.
2. Professional Web Designers are up-to-date on trends and technology.
Since practically everyone is on the internet, it takes a lot more to make your website stand out than it used to. The good news is, a professional web designer stays current on new website features and search engine optimization that will give your site the upper hand over your competitors. They'll also make sure your site doesn't look like it was built on Windows '98.
3. Reiterating on the obvious...it's a time AND money saver.
Instead of taking months to do the research and maybe scratching the surface on your website, hiring a professional web designer is efficient and already has the tools to optimize your website for your business and your customers. Plus, designers can offer website maintenance services to make sure you aren't the one trying to repair your site if something breaks.
If these three reasons sound solid enough for you to decide to hire a web designer, we'd love to speak with you. We have the time, resources and knowledge to build or enhance your website, and the investment is well worth it. Not only will you love your site, but your customers will too.
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