Cheap Web Design
Halloween is tomorrow!!! For those of you with little kids it means time to put on a jacket and parade them around for a few hours. Then you get some fun by raiding their candy bag! For those that are a bit younger it means hanging out with friends or watching some scary movies. What does this have to do with websites? Well, Halloween is a time to celebrate that which is scary, and what’s scarier than cheap web design?
Cheap Web Design
I’ve always had an issue with the word “cheap”. It seems to exude nothing but negative connotations. Used car salesmen, low quality, prone to breaking, bad cologne, these are the images that come to my mind when I hear “cheap”. Looking around on the web, there are definitely a lot of “cheap” web designers that fit the aforementioned negative connotations. At Wayne Smiley Design, we don’t believe in cheap web design. Rather, we believe in quality, meeting industry standards, and charging for what something is worth.
What is Web Design Worth?
We’ve been taught that something is worth whatever people will pay for it. To an extent I believe that’s true. Moreso though, I think that it’s worth different amounts to different individuals. To illustrate this, I’m going to provide you with two different examples.
Example one: a mommy blogger. This mommy blogger is going crazy! Every day she wants to pull her hair out cause her kids are crazy. They mess up the house all day every day, so she’s constantly cleaning up after them. They do funny things that remind her why she loves them and doesn’t kill them. Then her husband comes home and expects dinner to be on the table. By the end of the day she just wants to cry. Then one day she has an epiphany, “I need an outlet. If I can write down my emotions and connect with some people in my same situation, life will be better.”
Example two: a company worth tens of millions of dollars. This company has been around for over three decades, yet their online presence? Close to nothing. How do customers find them? Word of mouth. Or worse, they don’t. Their customers know exactly what they want, but have no idea that this company exists because they don’t have a working website with basic information. Not only are they losing out on potential revenue, they’re losing out on networking opportunities, reviews, testimonials, and the opportunity to promulgate their experience and skills.
Cheap Web Design vs Affordable Web Design
One might argue that the mommy blogger’s website would be worth a lot of money, because it would mean her sanity could come back. Others may say that she’s just another mommy blogger in an overcrowded ocean of mommy blogger fish. That same first person might argue that the multi-million dollar company is doing just fine without a website, so why bother? While others might argue that they’re missing out on many more millions of dollars worth of revenue. So, to which entity is the website worth more?
We leave that up to the customer.
We price our services fairly and in line with what the perceived value is, while being able to cover our costs. Companies exist to make money, and in that regard Wayne Smiley Design is no different. However, how we make our money is extremely different.
Honesty is throughout everything that we do. We want to help people. We want to help people live their dreams, pursue their hopes, and accomplish their goals. Many people are trying to do those things through digital means. By providing a myriad of different services at appropriately priced rates, we’re able to help you live how you want to live.
No More Cheap Web Design
Join with us in eliminating cheap web design, and moving towards appropriate priced web design. Unless, that is, you want to embrace the scariness inherit in the word “cheap”, it’s your choice.
*Please note that the images I found for the featured image are purely for satirical use and are not meant to defame, hurt, or snide at any company, person, or entity. They’re simply images that seemed to be outdated and no longer in accordance with current web design standards.*