When to Hire a Web Designer

When to Hire a Web Designer

Many small and medium-sized startups and businesses may come into a dilemma on what to choose: using a website builder or hiring a web designer. Personally, I believe the latter is the right choice. The question you should ask, however, is when to hire a web designer?

Below are a couple of thoughts you might want to take into account:

How much is your budget?

If you have a budget of about $500, you could look for freelance web designers. Some of these designers are also starting up their business and will work within your budget.

If you are worried if the price may not scream quality, check first the designer’s portfolio is he/she is a competent one. A professional website designer will have a portfolio you can take a look at. Never ever hire an amateur one. Designing a website is a complex and you need a designer that you can depend on.

So, if you already have the budget in place, here are some places online where you can find web designers.

How much customization do you want?

If you require a fully customized website because you want your site to be unique and exceptional, then you really need a web designer. However, you do not have to demand all the complex features. At the end of the day, you might want to ask yourself if you need all of the complicated bells and whistles.

Once you have decided that it is not necessary to have 100% customization, you should probably contact a web designer to start working on your project.

Do not hire a designer based on price

Are you budget conscious? It might be enticing to hire a web designer based on the total cost where the lowest bid gets the project. On the other hand, price should not be the only factor when deciding if the website designer is competent or not.

The only challenge is to find a good one. Well, you could research. I would just suggest not relying on price alone.


Time is precious. You should act now and do not second guess yourself as to when to hire a web designer.

If you are looking to hire one, you might want to check our portfolio. Like what you see? Contact us today and let us talk about how we can help you design a professional looking website.