As a web designer based in Ross-on-Wye, There have been times when a customer has tried to negotiate a price based on cheaper competitors, which is fine, providing this was a car boot sale. But this is a website. And it’s most likely going to be the front of your business and portray what you are all about.
It’s shocks me to see people spending thousands of pounds on a holiday, but when it comes to investing in a website, they start a bidding war and get local web designers to compete with each other in an effort to drive down the asking price; resulting in a terrible website for dirt cheap.
“You get what you pay for”
You can apply the age old adage that when something seems too good to be true, it often is. Invest in a website and you invest in your business. Your business, putting food on the table. Website design like photography, is crucial for portraying the correct and ideal image of you and your business. So please, when you get a quote from a web designer, avoid negotiating for heavily discounted prices. Instead, ask for some SEO on the site during design. Chances are the average web designer has to compete with other amateurs, which will happily will work for peanuts; but the design and performance is often much to be desired.