If you’re looking at commissioning a Perth web designer to build you a website, one of the first things that you will need to know, is the monetary cost. This article will explain to you why there is such a huge variance between Perth web designers and their quotes and will give you some advice as to how much you can expect to pay to contract a competent web designer.
First of all you have to have a rough idea of what it is that you want from your website. You have to have thought of what you want to achieve with the website. What are its objectives? You will then need to have thought of a basic structure for your website. There are many website examples out there for you to have a look at; the important thing is to have an idea about what structure you want for the site – meaning a rough outline of the numbers of pages and the content (text and images) that will make up each page.
Once you have your project objectives in mind and a rough idea of your websites structure you are in a position to start contacting web design Perth companies. There are multitudes of web design Perth companies everywhere . The key thing to remember is that everyone wants your business. The web design marketplace is completely saturated so you as the buyer have the upper hand!
As in all other industries in Perth there are people who provide excellent service, there are people who provide an average service and there are also cowboys (people who sell web design services without the necessary knowledge and experience to do so).
What you have to think to yourself is this: If a person promises me the earth for $1 does that mean to say that they can deliver it? The best advice I can give is to be realistic. There are lots of really good Perth based web design companies. They are always there to take your calls and you even get your own personal account manager to handle your requests and hold your hand through the entire web design process. The services of such companies are wonderful but this obviously comes at a price. If you have a modestly sized website, which needs to be under content management system control, don’t be surprised if the web design quote runs into tens of thousands of dollars from a major city based web design company.
Then there are the smaller Perth web design companies that are made up of just a few individuals. These types of companies have much lower overheads and frequently have very knowledgeable and capable staff. If the service level is high then this is more desirable as it can be done at a fraction of cost of the large city based companies.
A much overlooked group of web designers that can produce some excellent web designs are the wide community of freelance web designers. Freelance web designers are private, self employed individuals who work from small offices (they frequently work from home). Freelancers have very low (mostly non existent) overheads. As such they can provide quality web design work for much lower costs than larger web design companies. If you are looking for good quality web design for less money then it definitely work looking at using a quality freelance web designer.
The people that you really need to avoid are the web design cowboys. As stated above cowboys are people who sell web design services without the necessary knowledge and experience to do so. If you are unfortunate enough to have contracted someone like this in the past you will be aware of the low quality work that they produce and the lack of significant results that they achieve. Cowboys invariable promise you the earth for $1. Use your common sense and if someone is quoting you $100 for something that 5 other companies are charging around $4000 for, you know that something is not quite right. Remember the old adage – buy cheap, buy twice!
You will find a great deal of variance between web design Perth quotes depending on what level of Perth web designer you choose to contract and what level of service you require. Always make sure to get as many quotes and talk to as many people as you can so a) see what’s available on the market and b) get an unbiased idea of the likely costs involved. There are lots of good web designers out there but there are also a lot of lesser skilled Perth web designers and even some of the proverbial cowboys. Make sure to use good common sense and get a feel for the web designer’s skills and experience when you meet them. No matter how charming a person is, experience is very hard to fake. Ask to see examples of their work and where they have done similar work to your proposed project. Remember – you have the upper hand!
Stuart is a freelance website designer in Doncaster UK who specialises in search engine friendly web design doncaster for companies of all types.
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