I mean why would you?
Web Designer are expensive, at least the good ones are.
Don’t even bother – they can’t even understand what you are saying and it ends up costing and taking more time than getting then expensive one.
The 3 major problems with getting a web designer and developer is:
1) You can’t make changes yourself.
Every time you want to edit the design or just the content on the website, you need to contact them. What’s worst is they are going to charge you by the hour. Web agencies command $100+ p/h! And if you are just starting out in your business the expenses are going to mount up. You should spend that cash on the product itself and make it the best you can. But you can’t do that when you’re paying thousands to your web agency!
2) Nothing is perfect.
Well, this is from experience – when you are hiring any contractor then you’ll also have to understand that they don’t see what you see, they don’t think the way you do, so there are bound to be imperfections.
You feel sort of annoying because you’ve asked for changes so many times, by the 16th time you ask for something – you don’t even bother anymore. But are you really satisfied with what they done?
Wouldn’t you rather be able to do it yourself and get it right the first time? I know, I would!
3) It takes time to find a good designer/developer.
If you have a few weeks to do that, then be my guest. Personally, I’d like to build my own website and get it up as soon as possible. I have customers waiting, and I’m guessing you have too.
As you know I’m totally against getting a web designer and agency – simply because I can build my own wordpress website, pretty much for free (besides for the hosting and domain name – which you have to pay for anyways.)
But if you have a spare $3,000 lying around, have the time, patience then you can try a agency. But I feel in this day and age – knowing how to edit your own website is crucial because something you want to change the content or edit the look of your site. But again, it’s your decision!
Let me know what you think in the comments.