If you’re looking for a web designer, you could easily be led to believe that a large agency with lots of well-known clients on its books is the best option for you. In reality, however, you may end up being just a number among many, especially if you’re a small business. Here on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, there are many larger web design agencies fighting for your business.
These are just a few of the reasons you’re almost always better off with a local web designer:
Rapid communication is key when you want your website done just right. There’s a lot of to-ing and fro-ing when you’re working on a new site, so if each round of communication takes a week rather than a day, you can imagine how long the process can become. Bigger agencies are notorious for slow communication simply because they have so much on their plates.
Smaller is often more trustworthy
Of course bigger, out-of-town agencies are usually legit and trustworthy, but there’s always the risk of being burned by a fly-by-night scammer. Using a local designer means you can drop into the premises or ask an associate who’s used them before for feedback.
You could make more contacts
If you build up a good relationship with your local designer means they can hook you up with clients of theirs who are looking for our products or services.
Local web designers know your market
Working in the same area as you do means that a local web designer will be able to design and build your website in the “right” way for the local populace.
You work with the same few people from start to finish
With bigger agencies, you may never speak to the same person twice and this can lead to delays and miscommunication. As project manager at Viva Digital, I believe that dealing with just one or two people during a project is vital to a rapid turnaround and repeat business.
If you’re fed up of the big agency conveyor belt – give me a call!