This is a comment we come across on occasion, usually after someone has been in touch and asked us for a price to design their new website.
There's not really any way to respond except for being polite and saying 'No problem, thanks for letting us know.'.
However, whilst we are probably going to come across as biased given website design is what we offer from our own business, very often we find that getting your friend to design your website is not the best idea. Many of our clients have come to us after a friend has done just this, designed them a website which isn't working properly and isn't doing their business justice.
On occasion, your friend may do a great job, but often we see the end results of such work and feel bad that we were not able to help you ourselves. With over 20 years of experience designing websites for businesses, individuals, schools and charities, we have spent thousands of hours researching, building and improving the websites of well over 100 clients, and love to use this to work with our clients.
If you are thinking of letting your friend design your website, then you need to ask them lots of questions to be sure that they really can do the best for your business.
Here are 10 questions to ask your friend before letting them loose on your website:
Websites are a very important part of nearly every business now; can you risk the reputation of your business on a friend? The 10 questions above should help you decide!