April 11th, 2019
Should I Hire a Freelance Website Designer?
There's a common urge for business owners to choose a professional Internet company when considering a website. But today's market is a much different place than it was decades ago, and there has never been a better time to consider a freelance website designer.
Freelance vs. Professional
Freelance web designers are hard-working people who are anxious to please their clients. If you're considering a freelance website designer to design your small business website, take a look at some of their attributes...
- Traditionally, freelancers work for less and are more willing to offer a tailored budget rather than a set price.
- Freelancers work harder because they know they're competing with established companies. In order for them to distinguish themselves, they must work harder in their efforts to brand themselves as "developers" or "specialists."
- Clients get immediate attention to their requests because there's no middle-man or gate-keeper.
- Freelancers listen better because it's a personalized one-on-one experience.
- Because freelancers have smaller advertising budgets, they must try harder with every potential client they get and are willing to work harder to keep them.
- Freelancers remember details better when listening to their client's requests.
- When it comes to pride, a freelancer looks at each and every client request as an opportunity to create something special. Consequently, they take much more pride in what they do. They are people with individual identities who desire to add their own unique style to what they consider a "personal project," rather than just another job assignment.
- Freelancers are individuals who work alone for the most part, and more likely to accept only as much work as they think they can handle. They are more likely to avoid heavier work loads, thus are better at meeting deadlines.
- Freelancers are more likely to stay in touch with a client long after the work has been completed. They are more likely to pick up the phone and call rather than sending a formal email when it comes to a simple "hello," or "how are things going with your business?" Starting a chat is easier because it's a more of a true and honest feeling based on a personalized approach. This makes a client feel more like a "human being" rather than "just another client."
- Instead of punching a time-clock 9-5 everyday, there is more flexibility in a freelancer's schedule when it comes to "on-and-off" work. They are willing to put themselves in a holding period when a client is sick or on vacation. They are usually willing to work either remotely or within the four walls of the client's home or office, which means traveling to a specific location in order to accommodate the client. Freelancers usually have no problem working under different employment statuses, either as a temporary contract (remotely or on-site), under W-2 or 1099.
- Freelancers will come and go as needed by the client, whether it be a one-time project or a long-term project that is described as "on-going" or "indefinite."
Freelancers truly LOVE what they do!
There's no boss when it comes to a freelance web designer, so they have the freedom to do things in a personalized style without working under restrictions. A freelance web designer is fueled by the sheer desire of what they do and how they do it, and they're generally happier people because of this. They truly LOVE what they do! If you're a small business owner and considering a website to represent your company, consider hiring a freelance website designer.
Hire a freelancer!