Most businesses today realise the importance of having a functional and great-looking website in order to boost sales and raise awareness of your company profile. However, lots of people are worried about the cost of hiring a web design company and instead feel that training their own staff to build the site will be cheaper to create and maintain in the long term.
There are lots of institutions offering web design training courses in many different formats. There are college, online, week-long and university courses amongst many others available at a cost of between £200 and £9000.
The majority of companies will not pay for their staff to be put through a 3 year university degree in order to get a website, this is just too time consuming and expensive. However, some businesses opt for the 3 – 4 day web design courses which offer an introduction to the process. As mentioned earlier, these cost upwards of £200 and so may sound like a bargain; but what are the trainees actually getting for £200?
A professional web designer will have years of experience of creating sites to order for clients, ensuring functionality and style are of the highest quality. Even the most talented member of staff will not have the same calibre of skills as a professional from a short course.
It is a common misconception that websites have to cost thousands of pounds, when in fact a simple website created by a professional can cost as little as £300 and will be completed faster and to a higher standard than if a novice designed it.
Do not waste money on web design courses, speak to a Chameleon Web Design professional instead. Contact Us for a free quote today!