Why You Should Know the Costs of DIY Website Design

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Many people are completely fed up with having to wait weeks or even months for their websites to be designed and built, so they are looking towards freelancers to save them an unknown amount of money.

5 Risks of Hiring a Freelancer For Your Business Website

You may be tempted to hire a freelancer to design and develop your business website as a business owner. While hiring a freelancer may seem like an economical option, there are several risks you should be aware of before making this decision.  Here are five risks to consider:

1. Lack of Professionalism

Freelancers may not be as experienced or professional as full-time employees or agencies. You may be getting an inexperienced individual just starting out and could make mistakes that could cost your business money in the long run.

2. Unreliability

Working with freelancers can often be unreliable. They may not respond to emails or calls on time, or worse – not at all. This can lead to unnecessary delays in launching your website and lost business opportunities.

3. Quality of Work

The quality of the work may be lower than expected due to a lack of experience or expertise with specific technologies or platforms that are necessary for the website. Even if you have a great idea of what you want, it may turn out differently than expected due to the freelancer’s lack of technical skill.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

Hiring a freelancer to create your website could be risky regarding intellectual property rights. Make sure there is an explicit agreement outlining who owns the website’s copyright.

5. Security Risks

Working with a freelancer means you may not have control over security measures, such as passwords and setting up a secure server. This could leave your website vulnerable to hacking or other cyber-attacks. It’s important to know exactly what security measures your freelancer takes to protect your website and data.

Considering these risks before hiring a freelancer can help ensure you make the best decision for your business and website. Moreover, research potential freelancers beforehand and ask questions about their experience, process, and security measures to get an idea of what kind of work they can provide.  

These steps can help you make an informed decision about hiring a freelancer for your business website.

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Joshua Guilbeau

Josh is an accomplished graphic designer and branding expert with over 10 years of experience. With a range of clients including non-profits, restaurants, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations as well as small business owners, he has created design solutions that are both aesthetically pleasing and have a functional purpose. Loving father to his wife and three kids who keep him on his toes in Baton Rouge where he enjoys spending time outdoors when the weather permits or kicking back with a good book.
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