You do need a website for your business. That is a given. But who you’re going to get a build it is not. You could get a group of paid staff to build your website, or you could get a team of motivated freelance web specialists who are invested in the success of your business. Sounds like a no-brainer to us.
If you’re in the market for a new website, or an update to your existing site, a freelance team of specialists is your best option.
Why? Because freelancers care about what they do. That may sound a little rough, but we really have to. Our livelihood depends on how much we care, and we are directly answerable to clients; this is not necessarily the case with a large web design company.
Competitive price guarantee
Another benefit of hiring a freelance web development team is the guarantee of a competitive price. We don’t have the overheads of a large web development company. We don’t have to maintain the cost of other staff in terms of salaries during the thin times, holiday and sick pay, maternity leave, and training, and nor do we have the high rent costs.
Have a look at any website made by an established large web build company. It’s not uncommon for them to charge more than $8,000.00 for just a basic website, more for customisation. We can do the same job with the same website functionality, but at about one third of the price. Freelance web specialists simply can’t charge an arm and a leg to build a basic website.
Work with contract web experts and the money you pay goes directly to the person who does the work, and that makes that person very motivated. To continue getting contracts, we only ever carry out web work to the highest of standards because quality is vital to us. We only get to continue producing fantastic websites if we do an outstanding job, every time.
A large web development company has to keep the coal fires burning, and that means taking on every job that comes in simply to keep afloat, even if it’s not a good fit. Our team of freelance web specialists doesn’t have to do that.
Let’s see if we are the right fit for you
To ensure we do a fantastic job each and every time, we only take on a couple of projects at a time. This benefits you on a number of levels.
You get a much more personal service. It is very important to us that you’re happy, so we make sure we have the time to explain the process to you and get to know your business. Combine that with our commercial experience and you can be sure you are going to get a high-quality website.
Your queries will be answered quickly so we can keep the project moving forward. Basically, because the left hand and right hand belong to the same person, we can communicate better than an entire sales, marketing, design or communications department. Web development agencies run much like any other large business with inefficiencies, people on holidays, staff changes and breaks in the communication chain. Freelance teams don’t, and that translates into better communication and less hassle for you.
Making a good impression matters to each of us personally, so we’ll respond promptly. You’ll speak with us directly, rather than having to wait in a queue or play “he-said / she-said” games with a receptionist and project manager. Decisions and design revisions happen more quickly when there is only one person doing the coordinating.
Your project can be delivered on time because we will establish a realistic timeline at the start of the project, and unlike a large website company, we’re not weighed down by process, Chinese whispers or office politics.
There are no queues, because to us, each and every client is an important ‘big’ client. In large web design companies, big jobs can go on for months, sometimes years, so to prioritise the big players, they may put a hold on a $2,500 website without you knowing. We simply can’t afford to operate that way.
How do we know this? Because we’ve all worked in large web companies, and we know we can offer you something much better.
“I contacted Woodswork Web Design to create a website for my business. From the first phone call I had with Clare, and right the way through the project, I was given a detailed response and constructive advice on how we could achieve the vision I had in my head. The website turned out amazing and I will continue to use Woodwork to extend my platform when necessary. Highly recommend Woodswork for anyone wanting to build/extend their web platform.”
Director, First Look Limited
No degrees of separation
When you build with us, you will not be several degrees of separation away from the people who are actually building the site. You’ll meet us, the people doing the work. This may not necessarily be the same with a large website company. You may meet the salesperson, but you may never be in touch with the person building or writing for your site. That could mean a gap in communication.
Contract web developers rely on good referrals for future business, so you can rest assured your website will be designed and built to an excellent standard and we will make sure you are 100% satisfied with the service you receive.
We need to do a good job. We’re here to build outstanding websites that work by bringing in sales and business opportunities. Word of mouth travels fast and our portfolio of work and client testimonials pages are often the best advertising for our services, so we have to make sure your website is good enough to be proudly showcased on our portfolio page.
It’s all about trust
If you’re dealing with a company, who are you really dealing with? Communication and trust are key, and we always aim to over-please our clients. We take the time to get to know our clients, so we can develop trust, and add value for their potential customers.
Our team wears an array of different hats. We offer a full range of services in addition to the website design and build. We can help with SEO, keyword research, blog writing, and on-going technical support and regular updates. All Woodswork Web Design WordPress sites allow you to update and add to your content yourself and we provide training tutorials that are available 24/7.
If your business does not have an online presence, some may say your business does not exist. So why not ask a team of freelance web specialists who really care to bring your business to life? We are always happy to meet for a coffee and a chat.