Build your own website!27/06/2012
From time to time we see business owners who have decided to save a bit of cash by building their company website!
I’m sure that if you could save money by doing your own dental work if you first read a ‘how to’ on Wikipedia or Google and bought secondhand surgical tools on eBay. But you would you really be happy with the results?
Some things are best left to the experts and when I say experts, I’m talking about someone who has spent time at University and even more time in the design business. Someone who understands the importance of your brand, no matter how small the job.
If you want to save money in your business, then cancel the milk and stop buying those muffins and coffees! Your website is the window to your business, your never sleeping sales person.
Your website is often the first point of contact with clients or customers. It needs to represent the very best aspects of your brand, product or service.
So you want a website based on price not experience. You wouldn’t hire a top sales person without first looking at their CV and results with other businesses…. would you?
If you do decide to get a professional to create a great new website, It’s always a good idea to take time to look over a designers previous work and ask many questions about each project. At Fuel Studio, we offer a free 45min consultation to make sure that both parties are equally happy to have a long term working relationship. It’s vital for anyone thinking about engaging the services of a designer, to go a meet them at their place of work. Use your gut to determine if this the the right team for your business, because this is a team effort and you and the designer will need to be able to clearly communicate ideas and expectations.
Just like a great employee, your website is a long term commitment that needs to change and grow with your business, so you need to find a creative partner that understands your business almost as much as you do.
Ok, so we are going to say it’s not a good idea, because we want to build your website…. correct! But only because we have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done and done well. Why business owner who has the time to teach themselves about Branding, web design and PHP coding, has to much time on their hands, time that could be more profitably used doing what they do best…. and I’m guess that it’s not web design!