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Pros and Cons of Partnering with a Web Design Agency

Written by | Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00 | Published in 2012 May
“Is it worth the money to work with a Joomla! web design agency, or should I continue to do it myself?” For many Joomla! users, this question probably has passed through your mind with no clear answer. Working with an experienced Joomla! web design agency has many pros and cons and requires a great deal of thought and planning. In this article, we will examine why partnering with a Joomla! web design agency could be the best business decision you could make. 

PROS of Working with a Joomla! Web Design Agency:

  • Grow Your Business Faster:
    Building and maintaining your own Joomla! website can turn into a full time job. Having to focus on your website draws attention away from your actual business and can slow your business down. Partnering with a Joomla! web design agency can free your time to focus on the operations and grow your business.

  • Increase Leads, Optimize for Web and Expand Website Capabilities:
    Speaking from experience, when working on your own website, you are limited by your knowledge and skill set. Working with a Joomla! web design agency that can custom develop and design allows you to build the exact website you want with all the capabilities needed to grow your business.
  • Don’t Miss Out On Potential Business:
    When your website is down you are missing out on potential business. With a busy schedule it can take up to a week to get a crashed or hacked website back up and running causing you to lose out on potentially hundreds of leads.

    There is great value in having a dedicated web agency to ensure your website is live and working properly. In the event that the website is down a Joomla! partner will work extra hard to get it back up and running.
  • Stay Ahead of the Competition:
    Keeping up to date with the latest technologies can be difficult. All good Joomla! web design agencies are involved in the Joomla! community and keep on top of the latest and greatest advancements in the Joomla! world. They will apply this expertise and knowledge to keep your website on the cutting edge and ahead of the competition.

CONS of Working with a Joomla! Web Design Agency:

  • Increased Cost:
    Anytime you start working with an agency there is an associated cost for having an expert take over a piece of your business. The cost of working with an agency varies depending on the expertise level and the size and scope of the project. I would recommend not shopping by price and instead look at value and quality. Spending a little more up front to get a beautiful, functional product that does exactly what you want will pay off tenfold in the long run.

  • Choosing the Wrong Agency:
    With hundreds of Joomla! web design agencies ranging from freelancers to monster firms, there is always a fear of choosing the wrong agency. Choosing the wrong partner to work with can cost you a great deal of time, money and energy. This is why it’s extremely important to take your time and due diligence when select an expert Joomla! company. This is true even if this means you may have to spend a little more money to work with the right agency.

There are many different things to consider when deciding if partnering with a Joomla! web design agency is right for you and your business. Partnering with an agency can help take your business to the next level and allow you to focus on growing your business, but it also means additional costs to take on. The choice will depend on your business, your goals and strategy and financial situation and will be different for every business.

If you aren’t sure exactly what to look for in a Joomla! web design agency, here is a helpful free ebook will give you some insight on what to look for: “The Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Joomla! Web Design Agency”.

 

Can you think of more PROS/CONS to working with a Joomla! web design agency? 
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Luke Summerfield

Luke Summerfield

Greetings! My name is Luke, the brains behind the inbound marketing team at Savvy Panda, jInbound and Master Inbound. I'm hubspot, google analytics & adwords certified and have a B.S. in Marketing.

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