Your website is the first impression that builds your customer engagement, your brand image and boosts your sales. A good website helps visitors access and navigate your website with ease and provides a good user experience. You, thus, can’t afford any website glitches that might ruin your prospects.
Often, you’ll find click-baiting advertisements that promise to offer eye-popping websites at cheap rates of less than Rs. 5000. But stop before you click them because you’ll surely find their services and designs even cheaper than their rates.
With over a decade of experience in web designing and development, we can tell you that web development is no cake-walk. A website is more than just the looks. Even behind the simplest of sites, there is a huge collection of designs, codes and plugins. Moreover, frequent changes on the internet can affect your website requiring regular monitoring and the latest updates.
6 Things to consider before you hire a low-cost website development agency
A cheap website costs you your customers
Cheap web design company’s use low-quality hostings, bad web building software, too many add-ons or plugins, poor functionality and code written by unskilled freelancers and developers. These slow down your website. The website lacks performance, scalability and usability. We take no time in leaving websites that take too long to load. You also lose potential customers who could have been converted into real customers. Moreover, such websites require frequent maintenance. Sometimes, even requiring to change the entire code structure of the site. All of these can be even more expensive in the long run.
You don’t see your website in search results
Freelancers and small web dev agencies often keep their services limited to making the bare-bones of the website. They pay little or no heed to the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) of your website. SEO is crucial for your websites to rank at the top of the search results and get new visitors. SEO drives traffic to your website. Such sites don’t generate leads and sales.
You can’t update the website yourself
Cheap web dev companies fool their customers into believing that they cannot update their websites themselves. That updating content is a hefty process and requires an expert to do so. This is not true at all. We, here at Five Online, have Content Management System (CMS) that makes it very easy for you to update your website anywhere and anytime. Every good web dev company maintains a CMS to help business owners easily access and update their site.
Lack of Professionalism & work ethics
It is sad to hear stories of clients often complaining about freelancers who either left the projects incomplete on finding stable jobs or even worse, ran away with the money leaving with a complete non-functional website. We, therefore, recommend you to find a trustworthy and registered company to build your website.
Risk of a security breach
Security is crucial for any website, especially if it deals with vital information such as passwords, payment details, contact information, etc. Cheap website designers often forget this crucial aspect of website development. This often lends the business owners in great trouble. Hence, a website should be carefully coded to avoid any security breaches and hacking.
Bad after-sales services
You really shouldn’t expect good after-sales support from a cheap web design company. They don’t feel any responsibility towards you once they have sold you the website. If you face any trouble in the future (which you’re very likely to face), you’ll need to find another company to help resolve your issue. Your one-time cheap solution will cost you a lifetime of maintenance expenditure.
If you have had any of these issues, do write to us and we’d be more than happy to help you in resolving them.
As Benjamin Franklin rightly puts it, ” The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
You may be tight on your budget right now, but don’t ever compromise quality over cost. Fixing issues like these will eventually cost a lot more compelling you to seek help from a well-established web designing firm. Understand that professionals put in a lot of hardwork and time to deliver you the best website and deserve to be paid accordingly.
The whole process will be a lot more affordable and easier if you invest your money in a trusted web development agency.
Finding a good web development company may now seem daunting. But worry not: we have compiled a quick guide to help you find the right web designing agency for your next big Unicorn!