The question we pose is if a cheap website design is worth it in the long term.
Are you a new business?
Is money tight?
Indeed website design prices do vary, but a cheap website will always look cheap.
So why do you need a website, since many companies can operate quite well without them thank you very much?
Did you need a cheap website designed just to get your shop windows on the internet?
The problem is that you probably have competition, a lot of it in many cases. You are therefore going to face the uphill struggle to get found, get people to visit your website and appear on page 1 for your keywords.
Did you need a cheap website designed in order to get more customers?
If you are an online business and rely on your website for your bread and butter of business, a cheap website may not be the best option.
Did you need a cheap website designed to showcase your products/services rather than sell them?
Using a template website can be a good option. These are ‘off the shelf’ type websites and can cost anything from £200 – £500 for a good one.
Remember that technology moves quickly, so investing in your website is a good piece of advice.
The problem therefore is getting a basic website set up that is high quality and is affordable.
But cheap website design – is it worth it in the long term? The internet moves quickly, will you meed to get another new website in a year?
As is often the case, you do get what you pay for.
Remember, your website is your shop window to your customers.
A cheap website will look cheap, no matter how it is dressed up, it is hard to get a high quality anything for paying nothing.
There are many freelance website designers, and even free website shops that can get cheap websites (or free websites set up); however these invariably do look less than professional.
We at Marketing Quotes have been around since the early 2000’s and have seen technology more quickly.
We started when fax machines were still being used and before social media was a buzz word.
Choosing a cheap web design agency is going to be dangerous, as websites are expensive.
Updating websites, hosting websites, writing new website content all takes time and money.
All web design agencies are independent and set their own rates. Website design prices will therefore vary considerably.
Going with the cheapest website design quote is not going to get your a great website, but choosing the most expensive designer is not a guarantee of a quality website.
We live in a world of price comparison, you have seen the adverts on TV that have been going for years.
Car insurance, train tickets, theatre tickets, cars, houses, food in the supermarkets, all need price comparison/
Cheap website designers do exist, but are they the best?
Comparing quotes is important, especially when you are buying something you cannot design yourself. You are relying on someone else to create the website and you want the best website for your money.
That is what we at Marketing Quotes are all about, getting you the best website for the best price, not necessarily the cheapest website design price.
New businesses do want to make a splash, make an impact and get themselves up and running in officces with staff working and phones buzzing. But the website (these days) is often one of the first things to consider (and one of the more important things to consider).
Platforms like Shopify for online shops, but only as a springboard till you get a proper website set up.
Google did launch GBBO (Get British Businesses Online) some time ago, in a bid to get UK companies up and running on the web, however there were bad reviews as to the quality of the sites.
For new businesses, it is wise to talk to a few website designers, rather than getting a cheap website (or free website) in place. Getting a basic website is a much better choice (although a little more risky price wise).
However, website design prices for new companies can be very affordable (less than £1,000) and can be developed and built on.