I have been designing websites since 1999 back when Front Page was being used; solve been at it for a while. Even though that was close to the beginning of people really getting more involved in online advertising, pricing, at least in the area my business is headquarted (Mobile, Alabama) is one thing that has not changed much, and especially not in proportion to what customers are receiving.
Web Designers have so much more now to contend with in regards to design, content management systems, website content, search engine optimization, web security and much more. You would think that Web Designers, Marketing Companies, and Marketing Agencies would be getting paid much more than what they are. To be fair, some things have become easier where you don’t have to code near as much. However with all of the new technologies that can be implemented and are expected to be implemented, it is very time consuming; much more time consuming than it used to be.
However, I love what I do and helping my customers to profit from online and offline marketing and that makes a big difference in my approach compared to other designers that are wanting to make as much money as they possibly can while providing services that are subpar.
That is exactly why I started my business over 15 years ago; to provide my community and business owners with websites that produce results, look amazing, increase their client base and provide a brand that is well above their competitors’.
So, although this is nothing new to me, I ran across a YouTube short with a fellow Web Designer discussing this actual topic. So I figured that it would be a good reply to this question.
By no means is this complaining or being ungrateful for the opportunities that I’ve had and continue to have.
With that said, if you’re needing to rebrand or redesign your website, need a new or redesigned logo or any other of the numerous services I offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime at 2513773073 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org feel free to also visit my website at www.magnolia-media.com