Finding A Web Designer In South Africa
September 27, 2008 by Answer Provider
Normally, if you want to have a professional web designer custom build your site, you must be prepared to dish out at least a couple thousand Rands. All this can change if you know where to find the best deals, the best designs for the lowest price.
Here’s a rough guide: First, you must understand that it is a rip off to get the big companies to design websites for you. These companies are established companies with physical locations, therefore they have to increase the amount they charge to pay off some overheads: office rent, designer’s wages, advertising costs and so on.
Therefore, it would be wise to find a freelance website designer who work from home. These people are often working from home so they do not have a high operation cost like that of a company.
On the other hand, they will be able to do web design with quality similar to those of designers from big companies, so it’s a “no-brainer” choice. However, choose your web designer with care. The best way to do this would be to contact past clients and enquire from them about the service and results they got from using the web designer. Another route you can take is to design your website yourself.
Think about it, if you only need 5 simple pages to present some simple information, why waste thousand of Rands for it? Just spend a little time to sit down and do it yourself. There is however a caveat. You need a deep understanding of marketing on the Internet, how search engines work, what visitors want and how to sell to be able to make your site a success.