This is one of my favourite spaces to share our new branding and website launches, along side some fantastic business and finance information.
Also be sure to check out our podcast blogs for "Sponsored By Coffee". An informational podcast on all things creative business & life.
Every fine-tuned professional website on the internet didn’t get that way on the first try. Some small business owners have spent countless hours tweaking and groaning at the fact that they can’t get their brand’s website to truly represent their identity and attract potential customers. The truth is, many of those “perfect” websites have been expertly composed by a professional website designer.
If you’re happy with your website layout, there may be some features you could be missing out on. Are you ready to hire a website designer to maximize the appeal and efficiency of your brand’s online presence? Ask yourself the following questions:
Every small business owner can struggle with budgeting and may not be allocating enough of that money to marketing and digital identity building. Many may think that anything a designer can do, they can match as well, but it’s often not the case. Web designers have the experience to quickly build a website that matches a unique brand’s business requirements. Time is money too and if a designer can make the business process, such as integrating Shopify or Paypal payments right into your website, then it’s worth the extra money,
A good website design translates into more leads, sales, and customers and the growth of your business. You become more professional and able to communicate more effectively, which makes the one-time investment pay off quickly.
Before you even begin a conversation with a reputable designer, make sure you as a business owner are ready to trust that they’re going to use their experience to build you the website you need – which may not be the website you necessarily thought you wanted. Every little detail that goes into building a website, from font, images, to strategically placed (and SEO rich) content block has been put there for a reason – because it works.
Of course, your ideas will and should be considered heavily, but when it comes to letting the process work properly, you can’t be defensive or butt heads with your designer. And, if you know that there’s a possibility you could become far too involved in the process of design (or not involved enough – cue unreachable and uncommunicative clients here), then it might not be the right time for you to pass the reins of your brand until you’re ready to trust the creative process (and the expert knowledge) or your designer.
Hiring a website designer allows your website to be unique, build awareness and trust among your audience, and provide your customers with a powerful (and eye-catching) platform to learn about and interact with your brand. Remember, if you find a cheap designer that seems too good to be true, their experience and education – as well as their confidence in their own ability – may not be able to deliver.
Interested in learning more about how we can help build a website that will grow your business, reach out for a conversation today.