8 Reasons to go Local for your Website
Using a local web designer can bring your business many benefits, here are just a few
1 Close at Hand
Initial face to face meetings can easily be organised to discuss in detail, your needs and the options available. If you decide to expand your business in the future, further meetings can be arranged to discuss how these developments can be incorporated within your site. And also, if there are any issues with your site, having the people who can address and rectify these nearby is a major plus.
2 Cost Effective
With a bespoke site customised to the needs of your business, and the budget available, the price you pay reflects the type of site you want, the features incorporated within it, and importantly, exactly what you want it to do for your business.
Local web designers will not only want to create a stunning site for you as their client, they will be keen to ensure they provide the level of quality and service that will encourage you to recommend their services to other local businesses.
4 Customer Journey
Engaging a local provider should ensure your experience is a smooth and positive one, remember their reputation is at stake within the local community, they will not want to do anything that could damage that!
5 Additional Promotion
When your site is complete and live, your local web designer will want to promote the good work they have done for you within their social media and business networks thus gaining valuable additional exposure for your site. They may also refer your business to others.
6 Saving your Time
Time is undoubtedly a precious commodity for business owners and managers. Commissioning a local web designer can take much of the burden away from you. After an initial meeting, you should find they are willing to take care of all that is required to get your site built and online, leaving you to do what you are good at, running your business.
7 A Picture Paints a Thousand Words
Good quality images will enhance the look of your site and sell better what you offer. It’s always best to incorporate a range of pictures of the business itself as well as ones relating to your products and services. If you are unable to provide suitable images yourself, a local web designer may be able to provide photography services or recommend professional, competitively priced local photographers. Quite often, they will be able to secure these for you at a favourable rate.
8 When Local isn’t Local
The salesperson offering you a website may be local, however the web designer / team building your site may not be. This need not be a bad thing, however be careful that you are not paying a premium price for a fairly standard, off the shelf website with a range of unnecessary add-ons thrown in. You may also experience minimal assistance with content and very little in terms of aftercare.
As a local business ourselves, we understand the needs of local businesses and make it our mission to deliver a service that will create a professional online presence for our clients and effectively promote what they offer.
If you would like to discuss any of the above points or explore your online options, please get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you.