Web design agencies are essentially your one-stop shop when it comes to your business’ online presence and website. A web design agency usually provides all the online, web related services that your company would need to succeed online. From web design, web development, search engine optimisation and sometimes even digital marketing and social media management. An agency will have an expert working in every field, ready to help you improve your online presence and as a result, gain more enquiries, leads and sales.
Web design agencies work with their clients to design, develop and optimise websites. Their main focus is to create unique, professional web experiences that give their clients an edge over competitors and a great return on their investment.
How do you find a web design agency?
To find a good web design agency, you have a couple of different options. Let’s go through them:
- Hiring Websites: Try using websites like Upwork to find web designers.
- Search Engines: Use search engines like Google to find web design agencies.
- Review Sites: Use review websites like Trustpilot to find well-recommended web design agencies.
- Social Media: Use platforms like Facebook to find potential agencies.
To find a web design agency that fits your project, you could try using search engines like Google, Social Media Platforms, review sites like Trustpilot, hiring sites such as Upwork, visiting local agencies or even asking friends/colleagues for recommendations.
What should you look for in a web design agency?
The design of a website is an essential part of any business. You must invest in the design of your website if you want to attract leads to your page and keep them engaged. You should choose your ideal website design agency to develop an efficient website that will generate visitors to your site.
When looking for a web design agency, there are a few things you should look for. First of all, look for any reviews on business listings, social media, review websites and see if they are mostly positive. You should look over their website and read about their services, what they offer and the things they promise. You could also have a look at their portfolio and see whether they have done similar projects in the past. This isn’t always necessary but, if the agency have worked with similar clients or in a similar industry, this could benefit you as they will already have the experience.
You could also call the agency or even arrange to visit them and have a chat if they are local. Speaking to them face to face will help you decide whether or not you would like to work with them. You can also gauge how enthusiastic they are about your project. You may even be offered a brew!
How much does it cost to hire a web design agency?
When hiring a web design agency, there are different costs involved. First of all, the new website that will be designed and developed will cost. The actual price could range anywhere from £500 – £50,000 depending on the agency you choose and the functionality required for your website.
At Teegee Digital, we offer 3 packages to our clients which have different prices. The standard package is for clients who would like a 5-8 page brochure website to just exist online and showcase their services. This package costs £950. Our next package, the professional package is for slightly bigger, more complex websites with up to 15 pages. This costs £1450. The final package we offer is for Ecommerce businesses that wish to sell products directly on their website. This costs around £2095.
We also offer bespoke web design packages for any clients that need don’t fit into our packages but, this will give you a rough idea on how much your website could cost. Looking around at different agencies, you will notice that prices vary.
Search engine optimisation
Once the website is done, you may ask the same agency to undertake an SEO (search engine optimisation) campaign for your business. SEO is the process of optimising your website to be found on search engines like Google when potential customers are searching for your product and services. SEO is a difficult skill to master and you will need to hire an experienced professional to see any kind of growth on your website. SEO can be expensive and again, depends on the industry you are in and how competitive the industry is, the results you are looking for and how big your website is. A bigger website involves more optimisation.
At Teegee Digital, we offer SEO packages from £300/Month – £800/month depending on the factors explained above. Again, prices will vary depending on the agency and your requirements.
Are you looking for the agency to manage all your marketing? From Social Media, Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Email Marketing and any other marketing services you may need, these will cost extra to manage. The cost will depend on how many of the services you would like managed and the results you want to see. For example, having a company managing your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and posting on each platform 4 times a week will cost a lot more than just managing your Facebook page and posting once a week.
Similar to our SEO packages, our digital marketing prices usually range from £300-£800/month.
How much does a website cost per month?
Unfortunately, the answer is that how much a website can cost is varied massively. It depends on a whole host of different variables. Which kind of web design agency are you going for? A small, local agency, a large nationwide agency or are you working with a freelance web designer that you know?
Multi-person agencies will have additional expertise in-house that you can benefit from, so choosing which sort of agency you want to work with will largely depend on your project requirements and the type of support and services you need long term (branding, marketing, search optimisation, custom programming).
In most cases, web agencies charge based on the amount of time it takes to develop, design, and create a website — they are basically selling their time. As a result, charges will be calculated on an hourly or daily basis. The hourly fee will be determined by the type of company you contact, and will be dependent on their overheads. Here are some examples of approximate rates:
- Freelance Web Designer: £10 – £25 / Hour. Low operating costs and no commercial office
- Small Web Design Agency: £50 – £75 / Hour. Commercial property with a salary bill to pay
- Large Web Design Agency: £75 – £150 / Hour. A significant salary cost is associated with premium business premises and a large number of highly skilled employees.
Hopefully this post answers any of the questions you have about web design agencies and also digital marketing agencies. From the services they offer to the costs involved. If you do happen to have any questions that aren’t answered above, please let us know and we would love to help you out.