I’ve heard this question on more than one occasion. Usually, my short answer is: “Sure, you can create your own site, just like anyone can build a kitchen”.
Yes, you can get “professional” web design software and whip up a design that looks decent for a fraction of what a professional web design company would charge.
There’s a reason we charge what we charge. Several, actually. To name a few:
- We consider the attraction a design has to your target market.
- We have an eye for detail that gives a design that little extra.
- We make sure the code behind a site is up to the latest standards, so the site loads fast and looks good on any computer.
- Above all: We help generate more revenue, because potential customers will move on to your competition if they see something they could’ve designed themselves.
If a site promotes “average”, what’s to expect from the company behind it?
If you’re not a mechanic, you bring your car to one for maintenance.
If you’re not a carpenter, you hire one to build your kitchen.
If you’re not a plumber, you hire one to plumb your new bathroom.
If you’re not a web designer, you hire someone to build a site for you.