With over 20,000 website designers around the UK, finding the right one is hard, each one offering different website packages at different prices.
Marketing Quotes commented 'There are two things that effect the cost of a website; one is the type of website needed and the other is the website design agency that is doing the work. We always advise arranging a meeting, as you never know from the designers website what they are really like, it could be a student working from home'.
As most UK businesses are being careful at the moment with their marketing spend (due to the UK economic downturn), a good understanding is needed about the kind of websites there are available and what they should be paying for their website.
Marketing Quotes added 'Website designers understand the costs involved however everyone else just does not know the costs involved with website design work, what websites are needed for their business or the kind of designer to choose.'
Websites generally come in three different kinds:
1/ Template Websites - Quite basic websites that only have a few pages. These can cost around £500 to get set up.
2/ Brochure Websites - These are more professional looking sites and can include CMS systems (custom managed systems - that allow the owners to update and modify the content). These can cost around £2,000 to get set up.
3/ Ecommerce Websites - These are websites that take payments online (such as online shops etc.) and can cost around £10,000 to get set up.
For any business considering getting a website set up, the first thing is to understand the different types of websites and choose the right one. For smaller businesses it is wise to either get a free website set up or a basic site designed (until funding allows for a more professional one); the danger is overstretching or paying to much for something basic.
Marketing Quotes added 'One thing businesses forget is that website designers are privately owned companies that need to make profit (to pay for holiday's, houses, cars etc.) and that the price does not reflect the design. Two website designers could design the same website but offer website design prices that are thousands of pounds apart.'
With so many website designers around the UK (from students working from home up to top website designers in London that work with global firms) selecting the right sized agency is important. If the business is quite small, then a designer that is also small and local should be good to talk to; if the business is global, then a design agency that has the experience of designing global sites is probably best to talk to.
Marketing Quotes put together a few website design tips that may be helpful for anyone considering getting a website designed and was unsure how to select the right designer:
1/ Have a look at local designers, a meeting is always good to discuss plans and objectives.
2/ Choose a designer that has designed similar sites for businesses in your industry.
3/ Shop around, comparing prices is normal these days to ensure you do not over pay someone
A website is a businesses 'shop window' and does need to be given care and attention in order to project the best possible image of that business (whether it is well established or a startup).
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