I hear all the time people ask why they should hire a firm over using a service such as Weebly or Wix. Well, I am glad you asked!
Hiring a firm gets you access to some amazingly creative minds. We solve problems all day, it is what we do. The do it yourself (DIY) services mean you have to rely on one brain, yours. With a full-service firm, you get a collective of brains discussing your needs, wants, budget and ways to make it all happen.
Whether the firm has a full-time designer or one on retainer you have access to a designer. This is huge. DIY brands have set designs that have limited ability to tweak, or you may need to know how to code to tweak them. Firms can design a website custom fit to your brand image that works for your client base.
Firms have a team of developers that work hard to take your custom design and make them a reality. In the DIY world, this is all on you to muddle your way through. With a firm, you tell us what you want and we make it happen.
For me, this is the biggest Pro. You get to talk to a real person to discuss your site, project, branding, etc. The DIY options are just that Do It Yourself. Good luck asking for help outside of the FAQs and Help Documents.
Marketing and SEO Strategists
A team of data-driven marketing brains acting as your guide through the online marketing space. Should you run ads? What would they look like? What would the goal be? Would it be worth it? These are just some of the questions we help answer every day.
A team. Yes, a team of experts that work hard on your business growth. Their success is your success and you get exactly what you pay for.
Pro-Active Team vs Re-Active Team
From what I have seen the DIY options are more of a non-active team, but you get the point. A good Firm is going to reach out when they see an opportunity, an issue, or any cause for excitement or concern.
A firm that stands with you sends you reports to help you understand your business. Depending on the level of services a firm may provide, Google Analytics, Adwords, SEO, Marketing, or even Security reports.
Security Risk Mitigation
Firms work hard to keep your site secure. Depending on the level of ongoing services with a given firm some services may include: malware cleanup, prevention, firewalls, and other security measures.
Yes, all of the above costs more money and that is a deterrent for some. Remember this, you get what you pay for. If you are paying upwards of $25 for a DIY service that is exactly what you will get, but with a firm you get people. People who genuinely care about your business growth. People who work tirelessly on innovation and growth. People you can talk to. It may cost more, but can you afford not to?
We Can Help
At Data Driven Labs, we are ready to help you with your needs. If you are looking for a boost in traffic to your site, our SEO plans might be right up your alley. If managing your website has become troublesome, let us help you with your WordPress Support & Maintenance. Does your brand need updating? We have affordable small business websites available to help you grow.