There’s a reason why we here at the Webscaper call our services “Stress-Free Websites.” After 13 years of building and supporting websites, one thing has become very clear: owning a website can be a very frustrating experience. That stops with The Webscaper!
It seemed so simple in the beginning. You just needed a simple website for your business, organization, or mission. How hard could it be? The degree of frustration from that point on varies depending on what route you took to get that website. Did you try to build your website yourself? Wix or GoDaddy make it look so easy – so you signed right up, and then everything went downhill from there. Or, you hired someone to build your website, but after it launched – you were left helpless. Updating the site is so much harder than you expected, so your content has gotten outdated because you just don’t have time to deal with it. Or now your website is broken or not working correctly, and your designer has disappeared or doesn’t provide ongoing support. Whatever the source of your website stress – now you don’t know where to turn, so your website just sits there, doing more harm to your reputation than good.
Know the Difference in Website Solution Providers
Web designer, web developer, website agency, website maintenance provider… so many titles, but what’s the difference? Note that some of these titles can overlap, and just because someone calls themself any of these, doesn’t mean they are experienced or qualified. Generally speaking, a web designer is someone whose main focus is creating the aesthetic appeal and design of a website, but may or may not have a lot of technical experience “under the hood.” A website developer, on the other hand, is usually proficient in coding and creating custom solutions, but often does not have the best design or user experience skills. Website maintenance providers work to keep an existing website running and often assist when you need troubleshooting, but often don’t do design or help provide additional content or functionality to your website. Website agencies are companies that employ many people who fill all of these roles – but usually at a very significant cost and are generally better suited for large brands with deep budgets. Furthermore, with an agency, the individuals that perform work on your website will generally be different people each time (often outsourced contractors) who have never worked on your website before or with you.
The Benefit of a Website Consultant
When you partner with a website consultant like The Webscaper, you have a single go-to person that you will build a long-term relationship with. Your consultant will get to know your individual needs as well as your complete website ecosystem. Someone who knows your website inside and out and treats it like their own. Someone who is there to tend to whatever help you need, or to provide guidance in relation to developing your online presence. Your consultant handles it all: your design, development, maintenance, support, troubleshooting, and manages your related third-party vendor services including your website hosting, domain registration, email provider, and more. Working with The Webscaper is like having your own on-staff website expert to handle everything having to do with your website – at a fraction of the cost!