In my last post we were taking about the importance of professional website for your business. I received many reactions regarding where to get a website and at what cost.
Majority of Cameroonians today are in search for quality website for their business. If you want to have professional designers custom build your site, you must be prepared to dish out at least a few hundred dollars. All this can change if you know where to find the best deals, the best designs for the lowest price. Here's what you need to know:
You are trying to stay away from the big names designing your website. Have you ever seen those advertisements in newspaper classified ad sections that offer a 5-page website at $500? These companies are established companies with physical locations; therefore they have to increase the amount they charge to pay off some overheads: office rent, designer's wages, advertising costs and so on.
I will advise you to find freelance designers who work from home. These people are often working from home so they do not have a high operation cost like that of a company. On the other hand, they will be able to design images with quality similar to those of designers from big companies. You can get freelancers on sites like Elance,1taskjob.com,freelancer.com and more.
You have to choose freelancers with care. The best way to do this would be to go to elance.com. There, you can post the abstract of your project and get thousands of freelancers to bid on your project, so you will surely get the best deal. On top of that, you will be able to choose the designers based on their experience, past transactions and ratings.
Another possibility is to design your website yourself. Think about it, if you only need 5 simple pages to present some simple information, why waste hundreds of dollars for it? Just spend a little time to sit down and do it yourself. You'll be able to design your own sites even if you do not know a single line of HTML code with the help of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) programs such as Microsoft Frontpage, Kompozer, adobe Dreamweaver and so on.
But if you need work done in time, you will have to get a pro to do it for you
Feel free to contact me if you need a website and I will guide you on how to start one as well as offer you with a free e-book on web designing.
2. Web Design: The Nation’s Most Distinguished Web Design Handbook On Web by Merle Kendrick