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How to Find the Best Web Designer for Your Business: Freelance vs Agency

Your Guide to Reveal How to Find the Perfect Business Partner and Web Designer to Take Care of All Your Website Needs

Whether you’re opening up your own eCommerce store, or launching your artist portfolio, finding the right partner to take care of your website is a BIG decision.

So much so, you’ll probably find yourself asking one of these three questions…

  • “How do I find the best web designer for ME?”
  • “Where are all the GREAT designers hiding?”
  • “Where do I even *start* my search?!”

Am I right? 🤔

If this is resonating with you, then I want to take you on a journey to help you figure out how to find the best web designer for your business. Comparing freelance web designers to agency web designers, so YOU can find what works best for your business, and most importantly… What doesn’t.

Tell me, are you ready to build your website?

What’s the Difference Between Freelance vs Agency Developers?

As you’ve probably gathered, both types of web designers deliver the same results.

A sparkling new website, ready for the world to see.

BUT, their journeys getting there are *incredibly* different.

A freelancer is a person offering their services to many clients at one time. They’re not necessarily committed to a specific employer long-term and generally work for themselves.

While an agency is a group of experienced professionals that work together under one roof. They’re not allowed to pick up a project on their own. Instead, one person assigns them a particular task to work on.

Why Work With a Freelance Web Designer?

1. They’re More Affordable

It’s true!

Generally, freelance web developers are more affordable than agencies because their money goes directly into their hands.

Rather than being passed indirectly through a ‘middleman’.

And that means they’re able to set their own rates. Allowing them to be more flexible when it comes to budgeting than a web design agency. 

2. They’re Hands-On

Freelancers work for themselves, and because of that…

They’re deeply invested. 

They involve themselves in all aspects of the job and if they can’t get it done themselves, they’ll refer you to someone close to them who can.

3. You’re Working One-to-One

Meaning it’s all about that personal touch.

You’re speaking to a real person who cares about the results. They want to do the best job they can because they’ve put their heart and soul into their business. 

And they want to do the same for yours too.

Why Work With a Web Design Agency?

1. They Have a Diverse Array of Skills

Web design agencies often have HUGE teams.

They employ SEO experts, copywriters, and web developers and designers (to name a few) which means their clients don’t need to worry about searching for multiple freelancers to complete their projects. 

2. They Offer Support Around the Clock

With an agency, web support is often available to you 24/7. 

Meaning if your website is down, or you need support, you’ll be able to get it quicker. Resulting in fewer mishaps and unforeseen bumps along the road.

3. They Have Tighter Turnaround Times

Big teams equal tighter schedules.

That’s because more people means more hands on deck and experts working behind the scenes. So if you need something done quickly or within short notice, chances are, they’ll be able to do it for you.

How Do You Choose the Right One for Your Business?

When it comes to how to find the best web designer for your business there’s no ‘one recipe’ for everyone. 

However, what you can do is brainstorm your business’s needs, jobs, budget, flexibility, and time. Then use your newfound knowledge to selectively decide which one fits best.

For example, you should hire a freelancer IF…

  • You value a personal touch
  • You can dedicate more time to your website project 
  • You have a conscious budget

Or, you should hire an agency IF…

  • You have a tight turnaround schedule
  • You want all your resources in one place
  • You want to save time and let the experts take over

Do you still have questions or need advice about building your business website?

Then I’m always happy to help!

As a Canberra-based web developer and technical virtual assistant, I have personal experience in the industry. And I’ll ALWAYS do my best to answer any questions you might have.

Get in contact here with any queries. And if you’re thinking about hiring a freelancer for your website needs, feel free to check out my services page too. 

We might just be the perfect match!

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