Rogue traders – we’ve seen them all…
From our experience, there are a lot of people out there who will tell you they can build you a ‘bespoke’ website (usually at around £3,000). When it comes to it though, what you’ll perhaps unwittingly have paid for is a £50 off-the-shelf template that they will have added your content into (something you could do yourself for free with Wix) or a site that really leaves little wow factor for anyone landing on it.
We’ve seen it happen. There are more cowboys in the web development world than in the Wild Wild West.
While free template websites are undoubtedly great for small businesses looking to start swirling their toe in the big online pond, they are restrictive in the design options they offer. Plus, because thousands of users all have access to the same templates, you can end up with a fairly generic looking site that could be one of many millions available online.
There’s no doubt that they’re better than some of the dated, tired websites that some businesses are still using, as they have a fresh and responsive layout. But if you have the budget, it’s always best to invest in a bespoke site. It will be read better by Google when it comes to SEO, which helps with your ranking on search engines. It will also give you more flexibility in how you present your branding.
All of our websites are designed and built from scratch. We work with a talented team of designers and developers who meet you to get to the heart of your business, before creating a site that is 100% unique to you, and that you can feel proud of for years to come. It’s an investment, but one well worth making for business success.