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Pros & Cons of Hiring a Freelance Website Designer

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So you need a website … You’re probably face-deep in research, trying to find out what the best option is for your business. And we bet one of the options you’re considering is hiring a freelancer to do the work for you. Going the freelance route may seem like the easiest, and it just might be the right choice. But before you hire a freelancer, there are a few details you shouldn’t ignore. Follow along as we weigh the pros and cons.

PROS

No heavy lifting for you

The best pro of going freelance? You don’t have to do any of the work. Share your vision and your freelancer can take it from there. No coding required. Cool, right?

Customization station

Hiring a freelancer means you get a site that’s completely one-of-a-kind. You can work closely with your freelancer to share your vision and get your site exactly the way you want it — and it should be totally “you” aka, unique.

One-on-one support

Working with a freelancer means you have a go-to person to talk to about your website and get the support you need. No searching through FAQs or getting put on hold. Go straight to the source.

CONS

Easy doesn’t come cheap

By far the biggest downside to hiring a freelancer is the price. Expect to pay anywhere from $5,000–10,000 and a big fee upfront.

“Freelance” doesn’t always mean “reliable”

Freelancers have a reputation for being unreliable for a reason. Some of them totally are and scammers definitely do exist. Make sure you do lots of research before saying “You’re hired.”

Be ready to give up control

Your freelancer is in control when it comes to setting up your site — and they may not think to keep you in the loop. Who’s hosting my site? Who’s managing my DNS settings? What platform is my site built on? Ask all these questions before your freelancer cashes your check.

Don’t expect a quick turnaround

A customized website takes lots of time to build, so don’t expect your site to be online in a few days or weeks. Remember, every minute your business isn’t online, you’re losing money.

What happens once you’re live?

Once your site is online, your freelancer is done with your project. So any changes or updates you want them to make in the future will come at a pretty price (around $120 per hour).

Ready to explore another option? We can help you decide if Mopro is the right choice for your business. Email hello@mopro.com or call 844-207-9038 to speak to one of our specialists.

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