New Websites: A Valuable Investment
The biggest problem with building a new website is usually trusting that, after you spend a few thousand dollars of your hard earned cash, you will receive a product that will inevitably earn that money back.
A website is not tangible. You can’t pick it up with your hands. And, unlike a new big screen TV, you can’t simply turn it on for the best results when you get home. This makes buying a website a scary investment, and for good reason. We hear stories from many people who readily admit previous experience(s) with web development companies who've built their previous websites has caused long and lasting scars from the whole process. As one put it, "Thousands of dollars and countless hours have been spent, and yet at the end, we feel there's nothing to show for it."
Best product vs. best value.
Like any consumer, you are looking for the best product at the best price. Yet when it comes to building websites, there are no standards that "must" be met. If you hire a contractor to work on your house, then he must meet per-defined standards or his work will be declared unsatisfactory and the work is no longer valid. In web development, the developer does not have to meet any standards, which makes the consumer very vulnerable to being scammed.
Because building a website seems like a straightforward process, many first time website buyers will end up choosing to work with a freelance developer (usually fresh out of college with a B.A in Computer Science and the mouth to talk a big game) because they are cheap. This developer will create a basic website with a mediocre design and very spotty code. The website is usually installed to a free CMS like WordPress, and this website is bound to break countless times over the subsequent year. This is because spotty code won’t cater to all of the popular internet browsers (especially Internet Explorer), and WordPress, and all of its free plug-ins, make the website an easy target for hackers.
Very few consumers know what it takes to build websites that meet requirements and standards. The short answer is that it takes a lot more time, effort, and skill. The reason established web development companies charge so much for websites is because they pay big money for skilled developers, who will spend the time and effort to produce a website that is built to last for years to come.
If you hire a freelancer to build a website for $1500, you may end up spending an additional $1500 for the same developer fix all of his/her own mistakes. Then the website may break so badly that you will have to hire a new developer to rebuild the website. The countless spending of your hard earned money trying to get a bargain on a website is an endless cycle that we have seen countless times.
Spending big money the first time means not having to spend any money the second, third, or fourth time. Here at Luna, we know we are not the cheapest firm, but we will build your website the right way so that you don’t have to pay again for the same product. Instead of spending all your money on a website that will never work, spend your money the right way and let your website start putting your money back in your pocket where it belongs.