Here at Wright Way Design, we often come across conflicting opinions on web design.
There are many do-it-yourself resources available when it comes to graphic and web design, and plenty of places that you can easily get your online space up and running quickly and easily. Wright Way Design itself is even partnered some of the most known resources on the internet. So why should you spend money on having someone else sort it for you?
Here are our top reasons that you should.
1. We understand technology.
Technology advanced at lightning speed from here, and I was watching it grow and change before my eyes. Since I was also working in the industry while these changes were happening, I understand how we've got to where we are now, and I will continue to learn as things continue to change, so that I can lead my business and my clients towards the future.
Paid web designers want your websites to look stunning on every available device, every computer, every browser, every mobile phone. We want your websites to work on your own domain, with attached email and other services, giving you an overall professional and official looking brand. We want you to be found online, bumped up in search results, and to continually grow with each passing month. Which is why it is important that we know how to achieve all of this.
2. Design is our job.
Your job might be to manufacture and sell product. It might be to provide a service to the public. It might even be to share your information and knowledge to the world. We all work hard, our time is precious, and it is far easier to be spending our time on the things that we know.
We have several clients who have come to use after trying to set up their own web space. It wasn't because there wasn't enough DIY resources available, or that they were too complicated to use, it was because after spending their time doing it themselves, they realised that their time was better spend on their actual job, rather than one they had no experience in.
These clients often become our favourites, because they already have a pretty clear idea of what they want. All we have to do is use our skill to turn their plans into a reality. It is extremely satisfying to see the joy on their faces when their ideas come to life.
3. It's not that expensive.
Services are always something that it's hard to put a value on. A service is not the same as a product, it is not a tangible object. The best way to understand the value of a service, is to remember the age old saying "Time is money".
Design services are not free, but they are not as expensive as you think. Most designers, including ourselves, price based on the approximate time it would take to get a project completed. This is based on experience and time it has taken to complete similar projects in the past. Our websites have a base price, which is made up of the amount of hours it would take to not only create the aesthetics of the site, but all of the background configuration, the online search optimisation, the device compatibility and so on.
A website is not a product, it is the result of hours of a service. When you think about it from this angle, it doesn't work out to be as expensive as you may have originally thought.
4. We have the tools.
We are partnered with some well known hosting companies, that allow us to securely host our websites. We pay for a well functioning online portal, to allow us to easily maintain our fast increasing number of websites. We invest in the latest and greatest design software, and pay subscriptions for access to licensed imagery and elements for those times we can't create them ourselves.
All of the tools we have in our arsenal allow us to provide the very best result, one that couldn't be produced with just one online service.
5. You don't have to, but you'll love that you did.
Having someone else take care of your webspace gives you peace of mind. Peace of mind that your branding is being looked after by an expert, that your website remains current and up to date, and that without having to take care of all of this yourself, you are able to get along with growing your business and doing whatever it is that you do best.
Our clients become part of our Wright Way family. We not only love to be doing the work that we do for our clients, but also love to learn more about what our clients do, and get involved with their businesses as much as we can.