Professional web developers specialize
Occasionally when I contact small businesses to generate new clients, I run to a business owner who tells me they have a friend or family member building their website for them. And as you can imagine, I’m curious to know more. Therefore, I will listen closely because the individual relates to me as much as they have got working on the site. I even ask for the web address and, if possible, find out what they like the most about their website. Often times, that’s the price they remember over everything else.
Now there is nothing wrong with having a friend or family member create a website for your small business, just as there is nothing wrong with having a friend or family member working in your home. However, there are always benefits to having a professional do the work, whether it’s in your home or your own website. For example, you might let your nephew paint the kitchen, but would you allow your neighbor, the doctor, to repaint it? Mostly not. why? Because he is not a professional electrician. Even if he manages to do it, he doesn’t do it regularly. Obviously, project and importance are keys in your decision. So why would a virtual home for your business be any different?
Almost every time I see “someone I know built me” websites I see one or more indications that this person wasn’t a web developer or web professional. She does not always pay attention to you, but every time there is evidence of this effect.
The advantages of hiring a specialist are long-term and sometimes not easily seen. But rest assured, there are advantages.
Advantages of professional development
Often times, I will get new clients who have one or more aspects of being on the web, but either they don’t have the website yet, or they have a website but can’t find it in search engines. This is because there are many aspects to getting your business online. Some of the big things include:
- get a place for her
- Get her address
- Help people find it
Each has different details that must be taken into account in their own right. When you hire a professional web developer, these aspects of online marketing can be simplified or combined. Just as a professional electrician knows what wire gauge is necessary and has the right tools and knowledge to do the work simply, so a professional web designer will have what it takes to keep it simple but do it right.
Perhaps the most important reason to hire a professional for your web development project is that you want it to be done right. Just like a bad wiring job can cost you more in the future, a poorly built website can cost you more to repair in the long run. By hiring a web development professional to build your site, you will be able to find your business online, you will pay less in the long run for modifications and changes, and your business will grow from the exposure you receive online.