Will you defend yourself if you have NO legal knowledge or experience? If not, why would you want to design your website yourself if you’re not a professional web designer?
With all the DIY resources, tools and tutorials at our disposal, there’s a false perception that designing your own website is easy. Of course it’s possible to try it yourself, but it’s not recommended.
Ever tried to navigate your way around the backend of a website? Do you know how to code, align, do section breaks and resize elements? Can you make a website mobile responsive? If this sounds foreign to you, it’s obvious you should not attempt designing your own website. These are a few areas of design experienced web designers are skilled and knowledgeable in.
So, here’s 5 reasons why you should hire a professional web designer to design your website.
1. Saves you time and money
In this day and age, who has time and money to waste? Whether you’re a solopreneur or a team; you’re trying to run your business to make money - this means managing staff, finances, sales and all the nitty gritty tasks that consume your day. It also leaves little to no time to properly learn how to design a website. And even the basics may take months to grasp.
But any website, whether done by a professional or an amateur will require more than just the basic design skills. You’ll end up directing your customers to a poorly designed website, and you’re likely to lose them to your competitors.
2. It will look professional
Professionalism sells! Designers have an eye for detail and know how to make a website aesthetically appealing through balance. They know how to get the right text to image ratio. Where and how to use the correct colour schemes and the right fonts that contributes to the overall look of a website.
3. A professional knows the do’s and don’ts of web design
When a potential customer lands on your website, you want to make sure it ticks all the design boxes. First and foremost, you’d want it to be mobile responsive. When people find it difficult to navigate their way around a site on mobile devices, they’re more likely to leave the site.
Security is key. Every website needs to have an SSL certificate to make it safe and secure to browse. Having a “this site is not secure” notification pop up will immediately direct your website visitors away from your site.
Additionally, designers will have knowledge in implementing the following:
- When and where to add page or section breaks
- How to distribute call to actions
- Optimizing images to load better on pages
- Proper navigation
4. It gives you a marketing advantage
A website and marketing goes hand-in-hand. People want to know who you are and what you do. Having a website allows potential customers insight into who you are as a brand, enables you to rank in the business listing, and this further adds to your credibility and can give you a competitive edge.
5. You’ll have technical support
Designing a website is merely one part of getting a website online. The domain needs to be registered and you’ll require monthly hosting. You’ll stumble across many companies offering domains and hosting to you, but it’s important that you partner with the right service provider.
More often than not, these services are offered at a cheap rate and clients find themselves in a loophole of struggles - little to no technical support, communication issues, systems crashing and so much more. Getting professional support will ease the burden.
As a professional web design company offering affordable website design packages, we strive to meet all your design needs.
You can get your website designed by our professionals that;
- Saves you time and money
- Looks professional
- Offers technical support
- Gives you a marketing edge
- Is secure and responsive
- Includes monthly maintenance
If you’re a small business owner in search of a professional web designer to help you get your business online, we’re here to help you! Give us a shout, pop us a mail or send us your details and we’ll get our team to contact you.