If you have no legal knowledge or experience, will you defend yourself? Otherwise, why would you want to design your website yourself if you’re not a professional web designer?
There’s a misconception that designing your own website is easy because of all the DIY resources, tools and tutorials available. It’s possible to try it yourself, but it’s not recommended.
Have you ever navigated your way around a website’s backend? Can you code, align, do section breaks, and resize elements? Is your website mobile-friendly? You shouldn’t attempt to design your own website if this is unfamiliar to you. Here are a few areas in which experienced web designers are knowledgeable and skilled.
Here are five reasons why you should hire a professional web designer to design your website.
1. Saves you time and money
Who has time and money to waste today? In business, whether you’re a solopreneur or part of a team, you’re trying to make money. This means managing staff, finances, sales, and all the nitty gritty details that consume your time. Furthermore, it leaves little time to learn how to design a website properly. Even learning the basics may take months.
Any website, regardless of whether it is done by a professional or an amateur, will require more than just basic design skills. In the end, you’ll send your customers to a poorly designed website, and you’ll lose them to your competitors.
2. It will look professional
By using balance, designers can make a website aesthetically pleasing. They know how to balance text and image. The correct use of colour schemes and fonts contributes to the overall look of a website.
3. A professional knows the do’s and don’ts of web design
Your website should tick all the design boxes when a potential customer lands on it. First and foremost, it should be mobile-friendly. When people find it difficult to navigate a mobile site, they’re more likely to leave the site.
Security is paramount. In order to make browsing on a website safe and secure, it must have an SSL certificate. A “this site is not secure” message will direct your website visitors away from your site immediately.
Designers will also understand how to implement the following:
- How to add page breaks and where to place them
- to distribute calls to action
- Optimizing images to load better on pages
- Proper navigation
4. It gives you a marketing advantage
Websites and marketing go hand in hand. People want to know who you are and what you do. A website gives potential customers a glimpse into who you are as a brand, helps you to rank in the business listings, and increases your credibility.
5. You’ll have technical support
Designing a website is only one part of getting a website online. You’ll also need a domain name and hosting. Many companies will offer you domains and hosting, but it is crucial that you partner with the right one.
Most of the time, these services are offered at a low rate and clients find themselves in a bind – little to no technical support, communication problems, crashing systems, and so on. Professional support will ease the burden.