Do not hire an offline web design company because they offer overpriced web design services. For example, try finding a web designer on a newspaper classified advertisement and you would see an advertisement that offers a 6-page website for $200. These offline web design companies have a high overhead cost and they would end up charging you more to complete the web design task.
So, a good option is to hire a freelance web designer. A freelance web designer works from home and has a low overhead cost. The freelancer would also do a better job than any big company.
But, you have to be careful when hiring a freelance web designer. You can hire one on elance.com, guru.com or Odesk. You would find a lot of international freelancers on these sites. This is one reason why it is cheap to hire on these sites. You can post a project and let freelancers bid on your project on elance, guru or Odesk. You can also hire based on skills, ratings on these freelance sites.
If you want to hire a local freelancer instead of an international freelancer, you can use sites like Craiglists to find a cheap web design freelancer in your area. You can hire a local freelancer for $100 on craigslist and you would get your money’s worth for doing so.
If you do not want to hire a freelancer, you can also outsource to an online web design agency like Anglo Designs. Anglo designs has less overhead and creates client-attracting websites for businesses.
The last option is to create the website yourself. Why hire a web designer if you just need a simple 6-page website. Just spend two or three hours to create the website by yourself. If you do not know HTML at all, do not worry, you would be able to create a website using WYSIYG (What You See Is What You Get) software like Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage.
To conclude, creating a website can be very expensive but you can reduce expenses, if you know the 3 cost-effective ways to create a website. To create a website in a cost-effective manner, you must hire a freelance web designer, outsource the design work to an online web design agency or create the website all by yourself.
About the Author
Kenny Jola is the owner of Anglo Designs and his web design company specializes in creating client-attracting websites for small businesses, big businesses and self employed entrepreneurs. If you want to see how Anglo Designs can help you to create a client- attracting website, you can visit him on the web at http://anglodesigns.com for more information and to get a free web design quote.