Web Design

Cheap And Expensive Web Designers: Pros And Cons

Websites are popping up more and more these days. And, if you’re a business looking to attract users and customers online, then building a website is the way to go.

However, if you’re not able to build a company website from scratch on your own, then not to worry! You can always hire a web designer to do the job for you. But with that said, you’ll still need to do your research when hiring someone that can build you a website from the ground up. It’s a decision that involves time, workload, and money; so, you’ll need to make the best decision possible for your company, right?

Luckily, we’ve delved into the pros and cons of both cheap web designers and expensive web designers. In this quick guide, we’ll show you how each party thrives, and where they lack, so that you can make a good decision when hiring someone to build you a website. Read on!

Cheap Web Designers

First, let’s look at web designers that don’t require much money to do their jobs. In other words, let’s consider the cheapest option for a moment by looking at the pros and cons.

The Pros

  • Budget-Friendly – “Say a company is on a tight budget, and they need a web designer,” says Candice Walker, a content marketer at 1 Day 2 Write and Write my X . “The good news is, it’s possible to find web designers that are within your budget, so that later on, you can invest in a higher-quality designer.”
  • Quick Turnarounds – Since cheaper web designers offer discount rates, their turnaround rates are often quick. So, if you need a website right away, then a cheap web designer would be best.

The Cons

  • No Communication Or Support – “Too often, cheaper designers are often busy during other projects to communicate with their clients,” adds Walker. “Plus, if clients run into issues involving their new websites, then they’re on their own – no support once the sale is made.”
  • Little To No Originality – Despite their services being a good bargain, these web designers lack originality, meaning that the website that they build for you may look the same as other websites online.
  • Inexperienced – Cheap web designers may not give you the best quality that you desire in building a website. 

Expensive Web Designers

Now that we’ve explored the pros and cons of cheap web designers, let’s move on to the latter option:

The Pros

  • Higher Quality – “Pricy web designers offer better quality, when it comes to building a website,” says Jeremiah Middleton, a writer at Brit Student and Next Coursework. “If it’s quality that you desire, then this is your best option.” 
  • After-Sale Support – Most pricy web design firms tend to offer companies support after the sale is made. If their clients run into any issues regarding their newly-built website, then the firm can resolve them.
  • Experienced – Unlike cheap web designers, expensive ones have proven track records of their works. They can show you a portfolio of the projects they’ve done in the past, along with their success stories.

The Cons

  • Over Budget – “When choosing a web designer, you’ll need to determine if whether or not price is a factor,” adds Middleton. “In this way, if a web designer is too pricy for you, then you’ll be better off with a cheaper alternative.”
  • Very Busy – Since web designers are in high demand nowadays, expensive ones can have a lot on their plate just to ensure high quality and satisfaction from customers. So be aware, if you need a quick website, you’re better off with the cheaper route.
  • Longer Process – To build a website from scratch can take pricier web designers more time, since quality and effort is involved.


So, there you have it!

You now have a better understanding of how both cheap and expensive web designers thrive, and where they lack. So, now that you know the differences between the two, which do you think your company needs right now to build a website? 

That’s entirely up to you! Just keep in mind:

  • How much quality that your company wants to see;
  • How much your company is willing to put out, AND;
  • The types of services that your company needs for website-building.

Once you hire the right web designer, your new website will start to gain traction and, eventually, you’ll get business going. And, when your business takes off, you’ll know that you’ve gotten your time and money’s worth in web design. 

Good luck!

Guest Author Bio: Michael Dehoyos is a writer and editor at PhD Kingdom and Write my case study. He is also a contributing writer at Origin Writings. As a content marketer, he helps companies in their marketing strategies and concepts.