Do not be afraid of talking to a web professional
The #1 concern of most of our clients is simply initiating that first conversation with a new web services professional. Why? Well, I don't know exactly, but I have a few theories:
7 Reasons For Reluctance
"It is easier for me to find someone I know or my friend knows to do the website. It just seems more trustworthy that way."
"All the computer-type people I have known are really quite strange, and don't communicate in a normal business manner."
"What if they do not follow through with the agreement and the website becomes a disaster. I could lose credibility."
"I paid for the CMS system, I should be able to do it myself!"
"I've already redesigned my website so many times, I can't imagine having someone new come in and change everything"
"Well, Travis is just finishing his 2nd year in art school, and he has taken an html class, I can just have him build my website, it would be so good for him to get experience."
"I just don't have the budget for a full services website right now"
All these reasons are exactly why you SHOULD contact a us
Plain and simple, the answer to every one of these reasons for reluctancy in contacting a web professional can be solved by doing exactly that: Contacting a Web Professional. A strong and reputable web agency is exactly what you need to solve these issues. We know how to handle these problems by offering solutions that fit many different client needs. You want an experienced web development group primarily because we can offer solutions to all these problems. Here is how Web Kinetics Lab would can solve some of the problems listed above:
A friend of a friend is still only that: an acquaintance. A web firm puts their name and reputation on the line with every new client. A freelancer can simply choose to not tell people they failed at your website and move on in their lives with no accountability. If you want trust and if you want discreet disclosure, no one can be better trusted than a web agency like Web Kinetics Lab. We have families and friends who we never want to let down, just the same way as any acquaintance you may find. We value trust and grow trust in our client relationships because that is what makes us successful, and by working hard for those relationships, we value our clients more.
If you are a web agency, it proves a few things; One, you truly believe in the internet. Two, you have learned how to truly communicate throughout all phases of the development process. Reaching out to a web agency is far easier than trying to chase down the random freelancer who you never have met. Yes, his prices are a bit cheaper, but he doesn't offer any results. If you begin project with us, you will immediately see that communication and organization are like nothing you have dealt with in the past. Having a company who can lay out all your options for you in advance, can help you to build marketing strategies and sales techniques before the eventual roll out of the website.
Maintaining or increasing your credibility is a web professional's main goal. In fact, we believe that is our business. Every project, as it takes on a life of its own, becomes integral to our business. This means that our businesses build a synergy by growing together and building a long term working relationship. A web agency like Web Kinetics Lab has a name to uphold, so by contacting a web professional you are able to leverage that brand value and equating it into real world accountability for your business's website.
This is one of the hardest points to explain to a wayward client: exactly why this happens to clients time and again. A CMS system, like WordPress for example, is a great system of files that offers clients the ability to update their content. The problem is that it isn't always so straightforward. The best way to explain why this happens to to look at the system that WordPress is. You find a theme, you customize it to your business, and add content befitting your style. It takes time and customization to make a theme run perfectly for a specific client. Well, it is the same thing for the administration section. This often gets overlooked in the development process, so that without training and proper set up of the back-end CMS system you paid so much for, it ends up being a cost rather than a profit. When you purchase a site with a CMS, a web professional will teach you how to use it as well. This is what we might call a rookie mistake for a new freelance web developer, but if you contact us we can set your CMS system straight.
The idea behind "needing to redesign everything" is something that has come from many years of badly coded websites. It is more than a trend or a fad, but an actual way of doing business as a web design agency. The reason is because many times the cost of trying to work with the already existing code would end with terrible results and both sides frustrated. This is another case when working with true web professionals can solve the problem once and for all. In this day and age, we at Web Kinetics Lab believe this old trend is no longer prudent. If you have the making of a decent WordPress site, but many "cracks in the pavement" it is not always a reason to redesign your website. Call the experts, because it is the rookies who don't completely understand the full workings of a coding language that really request redesigns. Many times, it is the best option, but we don't believe that should be because the web agency is lazy.
This is a particular case in which we can relate to. Web kinetics Lab is full of designers and developers that got their start in this very same fashion. Family and friends would lean their business towards us, rather than making us compete with big time web agencies for business. That being said, why don't we take this to the next level? In this situation, Web kinetics Lab can offer an internship for "Travis", and have him get some real agency experience. We are always willing to work with and teach the young and upcoming generation the ins and outs of doing business on the web, and hopefully in the end, we can grow a wonderful employee out of the relationship. If you are on the fence between hiring a web firm, or working with a family member who is trying to get into the business, get in touch with us. We may have an exciting and mutually beneficial opportunity.
And last but not least, the classic problem for all small business owners: acquiring the budget to afford everything the website needs. This is another area where our ability as web professionals gives you more of a reason to call us than not. A freelancer may charge you less, but the product is usually lower in quality or the service behind is lacking. With us, the budgeting is a little bit easier. You can make payments. Not everything has to be upfront, or 50% now, 50% when completed. If you want to space out payments over a span of time, no problem, and this is something that really can provide you the affordability you need to get the website live online and generating leads for you.