Cost is relative. And the website design field is overcrowded. You can use both of these to your advantage.
The first thing you need to know is where to look. If you’re going to go to your local yellow pages, or do a search in the search engines for a website designer, you’re starting off in the wrong place.
Think about it – the most prominent people are also the ones who have the most money invested into advertising their services. Thus, to recoup these fees, they have to pass them on to you!
There is no lack of talent in the website design industry. That means you don’t necessarily get what you pay for. In fact, I know several designers who charge only a few hundred dollars to design a website who are better than designers who would charge $10,000 to do the exact same work.
How is this possible? Well, these designers are low key. They earn their living because they are quick at designing websites, specialize in one certain niche, and they don’t have any advertising expenses or a high overhead, since they work from home.
The only hard part is finding out how to get in contact with them. I’m lucky because I know where they hang out online.
If you’re getting your website designed, or need to get one re-designed, there is no reason to pay through the nose.
The only downside is that designers with reasonable fees and good talent are often hard to keep a secret for very long. They get a reputation and quickly become booked up months in advance in work.
That’s why it pays to start your search immediately, so you don’t have to wait forever to get your work done.
If you’re in need of good design at a reasonable fee, then feel free to contact me.
If nothing else, you should know this – there is absolutely no need for you to pay $10,000 or even $5,000 for a local business website, for it to do what you need it to accomplish.