Recently, on a local Facebook group, someone has kept posting messages anonymously via the group admin, asking if anyone needs a new website. Promising to be experienced, yet cheaper than your average web designer. But leaving no details about who they are, no business name, email address or contact number, not even a web address of their own.
Now, let’s not jump to conclusions, this person is probably totally legit, but to sell an online service in the digital age requires building trust by showcasing social proof and at least offering up your own website.
But, it should require a whole lot more. You see, your website is the online window into your business. It’s an investment in your business and if it wasn’t there tomorrow, where would you send interested parties looking to buy from you, where would people go to find out more about you, read reviews, check out your products or services…?
Hiring just any Joe Bloggs to build you a website is a huge mistake! Why? I hear you ask. Well… we’ve been in the business for over 20 years and during that time we’ve heard an array of horror stories. Here are just a few of them:
“My web designer took my money and I never heard from them again.”
“The domain name of my website expired because my web designer didn’t renew it and when I went to buy it again it was unavailable.”
“My web designer hosted my site but he’s gone out of business and I can’t get hold of him.”
Just imagine, right? You invest in a website and your web designer does a bunk and you’re left with nothing. That’s why we write this piece to urge you to:
If you have any inklings that the web designer you’re engaged with isn’t legit, walk away, don’t hand over any money and do a Google search to find one that is well established within their business and demonstrates quality work.
Of course, everyone has to start somewhere, but hopefully being armed with these potential risks you will be able to make an informed decision when choosing who to work with.
We are Cyber Sushi Design, web designer Buckinghamshire. We have been building websites for over 20 years. If you need to boost your online presence with a stunning website, get in touch with the team and tell us what you’re looking to achieve. You can reach us by calling 01494 356 778.
Cyber Sushi Design | Web Designer Buckinghamshire
Cyber Sushi Design is a family-run agency, specialising in internet marketing & web design Buckinghamshire. With over 20 years of experience, we work with businesses of all shapes and sizes across Buckinghamshire, the UK and beyond!
Work with us… call: 01494 356 778 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org