Website Design & Development
Freelance Website Services from Paul Chester
Independent, Impartial, Bespoke Solutions
Websites come in many flavours, here is mine
There are entry-level services like Wix, Squarespace, Weebly and Shopify that hook you in on a low-cost monthly option – some are better than others; almost all are backed by multi-million £ marketing budgets. All have some limitations and you should be careful to recognise the real long-term cost of forever paying a monthly subscription, especially if your site gets popular. When you outgrow these systems, you’ll have to start over again.
On the other end of the scale, there are agencies that will charge you £10k for a WordPress website and it will take months to build, may not do what you want and you’ll be left wondering where the money went! Trust me on this, I’ve hired agencies like this in the past.
I come from a different place. I’ve created hundreds of websites and have a deep technical understanding of everything from the code through to how Google recognises your site as an authority. I believe that your website is a marketing channel and Investing in your website, doing things right and treating it as an active extension of your business can pay wonderful dividends if you do it right.