When our car breaks down or we have electrical problems in our homes we always seek out professionals to fix our problems. These professionals have many years of experience and often have credentials to back them up. I’ve noticed a trend lately in the web design and development field. More and more people want a website, but they don’t hire professionals. They spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars on a website only to find out that the person or company they hired has no real experience in web design or development. They get stranded with a poorly, if at all, functional website that does not perform well across multiple platforms and devices. These sites also perform poorly in search engines.
Unprofessional sites perform poorly for a number of reasons. A sites poor performance is mostly due to inexperience and lack of knowledge of how websites work. A few things that cause sites to perform poorly are:
It can be a difficult task to hire a professional. There are quite a few companies out there that outsource 100% of their work offshore or to the lowest bidder to maximize profits. Their goal is to churn out unprofessional sites to unsuspecting clients looking for cheap website options. These companies prey on customers not knowing how the web works and can cost customers a lot of money in lost revenue and missed opportunities.
To know if you are hiring a professional, you should always ask for credentials.
Hiring a professional is important with so many options in the market. Your website is your potential customer’s first impression, make sure you have a professional website that turns visitors into sales.
At GraphicTEN, we only hire professional designers and developers to work on your projects. We take pride in offering only the best quality websites to our clients.