But each has it’s pros and cons, especially if you own a small business.
To help illustrate my point, I’ve given them appropriate names:
Like a shark, the “Aggressive Agency” is focused on one thing – big meal tickets.
Sharks are large predators and therefore need equal size prey to survive.
They target larger businesses that can fork over $20,000+ for a website. Of course most agencies work with smaller businesses, but do you honestly think your project is as important as the client paying $125,000? Don’t kid yourself for a second. I know this first hand from working in the industry for many years.
Option number two is a bit cheaper. But it can be more shocking than the big price tag of the “Aggressive Agency”.
Sure, the “Flakey Freelancer” is going to save you money. (Compared to the big Agency.)
But you’re at the whims of a lone wolf. A wolf with the goal of making lots of money in as little time possible. That means they juggle multiple projects and multiple clients. You get only a fraction of this individual’s attention.
The “Flakey Freelancer” is also independent; they have no boss per se and therefore zero accountability. If they get a new and better gig or just feel “burnt out”, YOU suffer the consequences and so does your business.
Over the years I’ve worked with and employed hundreds of freelancers. Some are real gems. But if you think you’ll just get lucky and find someone – best of luck to you. I hope you do. My gut tells me otherwise though.
Your third option is the most cost effective.
But your customers are going to know you saved all that money the second they visit your website.
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