If you’re looking for help choosing the best cheap website design service, I have some valuable tips for you. Everyone always says you get what you pay for… This is usually true, however website design is an exception. Not all freelance website designers are created equal. They vary in skill, experience, and professionalism. Each have their own design style, pricing, and terms…
In fact, there’s so many freelance website designers out there with so many variables, that there’s bound to be a few bad ones that make that old statement true. We’ve all heard (even been the victim of) those horror stories.. But let’s save them for around the campfire!
The difficult part for consumers is to find the right designer, offering the right service for their project regardless of cost. There’s so many different variables as to what constitutes “cheap” versus just a good deal..
Often times, consumers aren’t very technical and don’t know much about websites. This leaves the door wide open for a bad designer to cut corners, mislead consumers, or to fool them into thinking they’re getting more than they really are.
So you see, the word “cheap” is very circumstantial when it comes to website design. Just because someone offers a “cheap” service, doesn’t mean that it’s a “bad” service. You just need to know what to expect before choosing to hire them!
Check Out These Tips For Choosing The Best Cheap Website Design Service
1. Choose an affordable website designer that works full-time.
Full-time website designers will likely have more on the line than someone building websites in their spare time. Full-time website designers need to take their work seriously to make ends meet, so they often times go out of their way to make their clients happy.
2. Choose an affordable website designer that offers phone, email, and chat support.
Communication is the most important challenge between a website designer and a client. Having multiple channels of communication open, such as phone calls during set operating hours, online chat, or even text messaging is a huge plus. Avoid services that offer email only or where there’s a language barrier.
3. Choose a designer with an extensive portfolio of designs that you like.
Website designers have portfolios on their website for a reason. It’s not to show off how many websites they’ve built, it’s to show potential clients their design style. If the portfolio is full of designs from the early 2000’s, it’s likely your website will look the same. If you found someone you like, but are unsure about their design style, see if they are willing to accommodate you and step outside of their comfort zone. You may be pleasantly surprised.
4. Most Importantly, understand exactly what you are getting and who you are hiring.
It’s common sense, but as a consumer, it’s your responsibility to ask questions and understand what you’re purchasing. If you’re unsure about anything, ask questions! Website designers, including myself often times load their websites full of helpful information. This information is provided to help consumers make informed decisions when choosing who to work with.
Interested in seeing if I’d be a good fit for your project? I offer affordable website design starting at only $275! (Yes, I expect you to follow these tips, even if you choose to hire me!)