Searching For Web Designers Near Me? – What to Look for.

If you are thinking about using a freelance web designer, here are a few tips on how to choose one.

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Category: Website Design
Date: January 26, 2020
Author: Rob Russell
Location: Leeds

First off. Why use a freelance web designer?

Freelance web designers are often cheaper and more flexible than large design agencies. Many freelancers do ad-hoc work in their spare time and most will have a permanent full-time role in either a design agency or in-house team. You can benefit from their commercial experience and expertise at a much cheaper hourly rate.

Where to find your freelance web designer.

Firstly, do a quick Google search for freelancers near me. If you are looking for particular service such as a WordPress website, make sure to include that in your search. Once you find a few sites, have a browse through the persons’ recent projects and look at testimonials or reviews from previous clients.

If they offer case studies or portfolios, check those out as they can often provide proof of how successful the project was. Search for the person on social media, Twitter and Facebook can give a good idea of what the person might be like (personality, etc.). LinkedIn is a great resource for verifying that person’s qualifications and previous experience.

The truth is that the professional web design industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, and the barriers to entry are still quite low. No qualifications are required to be a web designer and there’s no official group to assure you that the person you’ve entrusted with your website is good at their job. As a result, finding a competent web designer has become more difficult and finding the right fit requires investing a bit of your time. But here’s the good news – if you know WHERE to look, you’ve won half the battle.

Anything else?

Almost every freelance will have some sort of ‘request a quote‘ action on their site. Make sure you use this, freelance designers are often happy to give an idea of costs, chat through your ideas and give you some direction.

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Thinking of hiring a Freelance Web Designer?

Get in touch. I’m nearly always available unless it’s the middle of the night, although i have been known to climb into bed in the wee hours.

I work on one website at a time so you will get full, undivided attention. You wont be lost as in some big digital agency, i‘m there for you whenever you feel the need. When we’re finished you’ll have a shiny new website that works and looks great.

I also teach WordPress design and development to anyone wishing to gain more experience with this popular CMS system. From beginners to intermediate students, all are welcome.