Using A Web Design Company in Arizona
Cheap, affordable, bargain, economical, you have seen all the creative adjectives used to describe low-cost options for your business. We, as service providers, all want to appeal to your sense of thrift in this economy, or any economy. Arizona Business owners may not always feel that pinch in a down economy, but we always want to make the very most of every dollar we spend. It’s basic finance, and it separates the serious business owner from the hobbyist. When throwing out numbers for what you think you can afford for a website, what else do you consider? Let us look at a few other factors:
Is the bottom line really the bottom of your line? Have you thought about what really goes into creating a great website? Many times, we come across clients that think it is just about putting some great pictures up of their business and telling consumers about what they do and “Bam” there you go. We sit and talk with our clients multiple times throughout the process to help define what it is that makes them stand out from their competition, we use analytics and statistics to narrow down their market base, use professional graphics to convey a sense of who they really are, and solid SEO integrated from the beginning of our process. When you look at everything involved with a professional and marketable website, does the figure you have in your head match the level of professionalism that you want to use and represent your business?
How much time do you feel it would take to convey to a customer your business? Typically you have about a minute to capture them, sometimes, much less. Think about when you are searching for a business online, when you run across websites, how much time do you take to really look at the company, or have you decided quickly based on their representation? We have all seen websites that are outdated, show noticeable errors, don’t load correctly, or really just need to start from scratch. If you are busy enough that you click through until you find what you are looking for, so is everyone else. Time is something that is very precious, we will never get back one second that we have used, so what does that time cost you? How can you turn that time into a dollar amount?
This all boils down to time and money, the two things that mean the most to you as a business owner; The two things that will forever be on your mind. When searching for a web design company in Arizona, make sure you are looking at all the factors involved in representing your business and whether can you really afford in the long run, what that cheap website is doing for you?!
Find Website Design While Avoiding the Scams
Businesses are always on a budget, especially for marketing and promotional services looking for affordable website design. Many new businesses know that they need to advertise online and create a web presence, but this is not always the primary focus when starting a company. Small businesses and startups generally don’t have a lot of money to invest in their online presence and finding an affordable website designer can be a challenge. There are horror stories of businesses being scammed by unscrupulous online marketers, so business owners are understandably cautious. As you shop for an affordable web designer, take these tips into consideration to avoid scammers.
Does the website designer talk about a good game but doesn’t seem to be able to follow through with proof? Any initial consultation should be free of charge. Beyond that, the designer should be able to provide examples of work completed and references that you can check. Testimonials are a great way to see if other clients have been satisfied with their work, but do some research on your own!
One of the biggest complaints of people that are scammed by website design companies is that they are not given what was promised or that deadlines are not met. Be sure that everything is in writing, clearly defining what you are paying for, with delivery dates and the agreed pricing structure. It also helps to have everything you need ready so that you are prepared. Not sure what you need? Ask and most web firms will have a clear list of what they need for the project.
Lack of Control
If you don’t have ownership of your domain or are unable to log in to your hosting account or website, this means that you are locked into the website designer for the life of the contract, potentially forever. Avoid this by making sure that you have this control from the beginning. Many business owners don’t want the job of creating or maintaining a website, which is fine, but you still need to know who owns what.
Trust your instincts when it comes to hiring a designer. If a deal is too good to be true, it usually is. Do a good amount of research to find out what you want, what a fair price is, and what your expectations are. Once you have the comfort level that you have found an affordable website design company, move forward. The real tragedy is in not getting a presence online. Waiting for the perfect site or perfect designer can slow your business progress by not allowing customers to find you. A good relationship with your web developer will ensure that you can update your site at any time.
There are plenty of designers around the world that provide services at an affordable rate. The beauty of the internet is that this is a global economy and currency differences can make website design very accessible for you. Regardless of where you live, a professional website designer can work anywhere, and having clear communication through email, phone calls, skype, and such can ensure your project goes smoothly and to your satisfaction. For a free, no-hassle, quote contact us at Salterra to see what we can do for your project!
About Salterra Digital Services
Salterra was started in 2011 by Terry and Elisabeth Samuels; nothing fancy and nothing pretentious. Quality work at a fair price. Starting with a web design focus, they both quickly learned that while having an amazing website to highlight your business is a great start, marketing is intrinsically foundational for our clients. When several clients were not seeing results through the search efforts of other companies, Terry took it to the next level. While digging into SEO and marketing, he found something he was very passionate about. His inner geek pushed him to focus solely on the data and analytics side of the business while Elisabeth built on her creative and visual strength and expanded the design side. In the industry, it is not always common to have both designers and digital marketing so closely connected, but to them, it made perfect sense. Salterra’s World Headquarters is in Tempe Arizona