Convenience has a price. It’s rarely worth it.
There are a TON of reasons you see so many ads for these web/graphic design “services” that only cost you $20 a month. A website, with a logo and a shop – for only $20 a month? Sweet! Sign me up!
But then it comes time to actually do something with it. The tool you are invested in – nay – renting seems to come with a lot of limitations and strings attached. You will be renting it forever, bolting on functionality and working within the limits of their “builder” to build the “brand” that you don’t own.
Does that sound familiar? It should. People like to own things.
What are you really getting? What are you looking to accomplish? Anyone can pay for a template.
Why are you building a brand in the first place? why do you need materials?
Simply put – You have to stand out from your many, many competitors. These “services” are reselling you templates they bought in bulk, that were also purchased – from people like me. Do you simply want to “have the thing” and try to look good? or do you want to BE good?
Are you serious about your business? Here are 5 reasons why hiring a professional designer is the right move.
Quality and customization
A professional designer will create a unique and professional website or design that helps create or reflects your brand identity and meets your specific needs. A monthly paid service, on the other hand, will offer limited options, templates, and designs that are used by many other businesses. Same burger, different wrapper.
Cost-effectiveness and time-saving
A professional designer can save you time and money in the long run by providing you with a one-time fee for a complete design or website that you own, rather than a recurring monthly charge that may (will) increase over time, or have the service disappear completely. A professional designer can also deliver your projects in a myriad of ways to suit your needs. Pay once and use forever.
Consistency and communication
A professional designer can create and ensure that your project is consistent with your other marketing materials and channels, such as your logo, social media, and print media. A monthly paid service, on the other hand, may not offer you the same level of personalization and feedback – or nickel and dime you to death for sub-par materials. Batteries not included. Professionals come fully charged.
Content quality and adaptability
A professional designer can create high-quality content for your business, such as images, videos, websites, animations, and copywriting. A professional designer can also update and modify your website and existing materials as your business grows and changes, without any limitations or restrictions. A monthly paid service, on the other hand, will not offer you the same level of creativity, flexibility, or growth.
Expertise and support
A professional designer can provide you with expert advice and guidance on how to make your materials more attractive, functional, and user-friendly. A professional designer can also provide you with ongoing support and maintenance, in case you encounter any problems or need any changes. A monthly paid service, on the other hand, may not offer you the same level of professionalism and reliability – and what quality and level of interaction do you really expect for $20 a month? It’s harder to fix something they didn’t build but simply resold.
you get what you pay for, and business is long term
At the end of the day, you are in business to make money. So am I. I’ll not sell you some package that’s cheap but has everything you don’t actually need and have you paying forever for it. Nope. You might need a $2500 website, you might need a $150 landing page with hosting. Let’s talk, and put your needs first.