Why ‘Cheap’ Usually Costs More
If you are a business owner who genuinely wants your business to succeed then you, as with every other good businessperson, including those here at Slinky Web Design, will always have an eye on the costs that your business incurs. Making sure that you get the best value for what you are spending makes perfect business sense, and any business owner who does not, most likely will not have a business for long.
However, there is a huge difference between getting the best deal or value for money and doing something ‘on the cheap’. We will be upfront and tell you that you could have a website built for you quickly and cheaply but must warn you that the longer-term consequences of that are likely to do more harm to your business, than if you simply leave your website as it is.
If you think about it, and as we mentioned above, visiting your website is the first time almost all of your prospects will have any contact with your business. Are you really going to have such an important element of your business done cheaply just to save a few dollars? Worse, not only will a cheap and poorly designed website prevent you from gaining new customers, but it could also cause the loss of existing ones.
These sub-standard websites are often designed and built by well-meaning amateurs who try their best, but they do not have the tools, skills, or experience to build websites for businesses that look great and function well. Worse than that there are what can best be described as scammers who will take your money and then totally fail to deliver anything.
That is not to say every poor web designer is a crook, but sadly the end result is still the same given that you will still not have a website that helps your business to expand and grow. Here are just some of the many downsides of not employing a professional web design agency to build your website.
That is a lot of negatives, but these are what can befall your business if you try to cut corners and leave the design of your business to someone who tells you they can build you a fully functioning website for a few hundred dollars. The old adage that you only get what you pay for is as applicable to website design as it is to anything else you might think of.