Low Cost Web Design
Special Tips for Getting Low Cost Web Design
So you’ve decided it’s time to get a website but your budget is sort of low at the time. No problem. Low cost web design is available if you know where to look. First determine what type of site you’ll need, how many pages, types of features, etc.
Size of Your Web Site
Will it be a large website with lots of products to sell? Will it have mainly written text and photos or videos, with no products? Will you offer affiliate products for sale or your own products/services?
Once you’ve answered the above questions, you’re ready to move forward in designing your site. First, understand that there are several ways to find low cost web design. You can design your own site and take an affordable web design course that shows you how to do so.
You can hire a webmaster or designer that’s fresh out of college or that’s just starting their own design business to become one of their “first customers” at a great rate. Or, you can use design software and web page templates that do most of the work for you. Let’s look at all three options so you can determine which is right for you.
Option 1: Take a web design Course
Today its easier than ever to take a web design course – you can even complete the training at home at the lowest cost. Web courses area available in various formats, including e-books and videos. Look for a beginner course that teaches these aspects of design, especially if you know nothing about HTML web pages.
– How to sign up for hosting and domain name registration
– How to design basic HTML pages
– How to insert videos, photos, links and text
– How to build your site for smart SEO
– How to design your site to be user-friendly
Be prepared to pay anywhere from $60 to $300 for a basic beginner web design course online. You’ll want one that has proven to work for other beginners in the past. And compared to hiring a designer, this price is certainly “low cost web design!”
Option 2: Hire a Newbie Designer
Designers that are just starting out with their business are often willing to design websites for less while “getting their feet wet!” If you’re low on money but need a website in a hurry, this is another great way to get low cost web design.
Some website designers might even offer their services at a very cheap rate so they can use your site to showcase to others. Suggest that your site can be used in their portfolio as they build their business, and also that you can give future update business if you plan to update your site often. Test the waters with a simple one-page design if you’re not sure who to hire.
Option 3: Buy Software and/or Templates
Another way to enjoy low cost web design is to buy designing software or to use pre-designed templates. There are software programs that will practically layout and design the page for you….all you need to know is the basics of design or how to use a web publisher. Many programs come with low-cost tutorials or web courses to show you how to design with the software, so you’ll have plenty of options.
With predesigned templates, you’ll download the template or customize it online with your business logo and information. Then upload it to your own website through your host. Some sites will host your website for you with a template purchase; however, you might not be able to use your own domain name (www._____.com) So read all the fine print first.
Getting low cost web design doesn’t mean you have to settle for a poorly designed site. Be creative and find a web design course, program or designer that fits your needs at a price you can afford!