This marks the start of a three part series on how we believe that having a web presence is becoming cheaper and more affordable, which will conclude with another one of our many efforts to ensure that the Internet is affordable for all: but you’ll have to wait for that one! But trust us, we hope you’ll find the wait worthwhile.
In the early 90’s, when the Internet was very young, web design was considered to be a profession for the highly skilful and technical minded individuals. When it came to pay, these individuals could, essentially, name their price, and so the Internet got off to a rather expensive start.
Many still believe that websites are expensive, but they’re not…
The web design industry has changed. More and more technically competent and creative individuals are launching themselves into this industry everyday.
This makes more competition – it takes the industry out of the hands of the few and into the many, which in turn has driven the cost associated with web design down.
With more and more individuals entering the industry of web design, t has given the everyday person the confidence to do their own experimentation, explore their otherwise unknown talents, and develop their own sites for free.
The younger generations, growing up with technology are also exploring web design, and may find themselves entering the business.
All these factors drive down the cost of web design.
To sum up…
The cost of web design is falling, and has been for some time. Although eventually, this downward trend will have to come to an end, as web designers are people too, and web design should pay for a decent lifestyle, but this is not to say that it shouldn’t be affordable.
The next time you require a website and think “Can I afford a website?”, think back to this article and know that the answer is yes, you can – get a free quote!
No matter what your budget, we can work together to come up with a solution to help you, we really are very accommodating.
In the next post in this series, we will take a look at the problems that cheap, template driven, pay monthly, do-it-yourself websites, the likes that VistaPrint push, are presenting to the modern web, with the final post detailing our solution to ensuring the web remains affordable, and that every website is as unique as its owner!