New Website? 4 Reasons to Hire a Professional
You want a new website for your business. Your friend knows a thing or two about websites.
Great – you can save some money and get them to work on your site instead, while giving
them some work. What could go wrong?
Unfortunately, we are always coming across situations where these arrangements have
gone wrong. And the results can be stressful, to put it mildly. Here’s why it’s a better idea to
choose a professional for your new website.
1. Hire Based on Results
It’s always better to hire someone based on their results rather than hiring based on how
well you get on. This is your business and you want the best result possible.
When you hire a pro, you can research the web designer, see previous designs, read
testimonials from clients and talk to them beforehand to find out how it was working with
them. You can then enter into the arrangement with confidence knowing that you can expect
a great job.
2. Get Problems Sorted Fast
Your hope is that everything will go smoothly, but things go wrong with websites. Something
does not look quite how you wanted it, something doesn’t work properly, it’s loading too
slowly – whatever it is, a professional will sort out any issues for you without complaint. It’s
part of the job.
Your friend might not have the skills, the time commitment or the support you need. And
that’s no good when you need your site to go live. If your customers start complaining about
problems with your site, this can even have a negative effect on your brand.
3. Build a Positive Working Relationship
When you work with a professional designer, their goal is to make you happy. They want a
great end result for you. They care about what they do and they want you to recommend
If you hire someone who does a bit of web design on the side, it’s different. Their business
will not suffer as a result of this job, and they won’t lose any clients. They don’t have to worry
about a bad review losing them business.