Guest Post by Perri Greeley – intern extraordinaire!!
Now that your business needs a website, you have a serious decision to make: should you hire a professional web designer or figure it out on your own?
While special programs that guarantee a quick website setup may seem tantalizing, you will be much happier paying a little more for a professional for the following reasons:
The Internet is a place where first appearances mean everything, and if your website doesn’t look high-quality, you will lose many potential clients. Web designers know how to make a website look visually interesting and also trustworthy.
2. Search Engine Optimization.
Even if you do manage to make a professional-looking website, you will notice after a few months that you aren’t getting very many hits. This is because you need to specially program a website for search engine optimization. Unless you want to take an SEO class (and waste even more time and money), you should let a professional take care of it. The money you put into the website will come back to you in the form of clients who easily found your website.
3. You WILL make mistakes
No matter how hard you study HTML coding and SEO, your website is bound to have functional difficulties. You will most likely have to hire a web designer to fix your mistakes, leaving you to grieve about all the time and money you could have saved had you hired a designer in the first place.
If you hire a web designer, you will get a professional, well-made site.