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Who Needs Professional Web Design?

Dec 2, 2021 | Web Design

Have you ever visited a website that was unattractive, confusing, and difficult to use? Nowadays, most organizations have websites and gain a lot of traffic and attention from their online presence. However, not all organizations have a professional web design, which can hurt them more than help them. If you’re wondering who needs a professional web design, here is a list of a few of the organizations that would fall within that category.

Startups

First off, startup businesses should really prioritize having a professional web design. The accessibility of social media and the internet has broadened horizons for online startups, providing a way to gain a huge following and lots of online traffic in a relatively short amount of time. If you have a startup business and are trying to gain some attention on your online website, you should definitely attain a professional web design. This will help people to maneuver your website more easily and enjoy your design.

Small Local Businesses

Similarly, small local businesses should also utilize a professional web design. Even though many small local businesses mostly function from their brick-and-mortar storefront, having a professionally designed website can increase their sales from a larger audience. If you own a small local business and have the capacity to serve a larger audience that isn’t local, this could be a great opportunity for you. If you have a professionally designed website, you’ll have a much better chance of getting many online orders and growing an online following.

Global Companies

Global companies definitely need to invest in a professional web designer to set up their website. Since global companies function largely through their online presence and reach, their website is very important. It is important that your website is easy to maneuver and use, as well as attractive since your audience will likely not return to use your website if it is confusing or unattractive. It is also important to make sure that your website functions in different languages and areas, which would require the expertise of a professional web designer.

Non-Profits

Another type of organization that could really benefit from having a professionally set up website is any kind of non-profit organization. Especially during seasons that focus on fundraising and generous giving, nonprofits can get a lot of traffic on their websites. If you run a non-profit organization, it is important that your website has a clear menu and that it is easily readable. It is also important that you have trustworthy software that will allow you to collect donations made by your larger audience. These are the kinds of things that a professional website designer can help you with.

Bloggers

If you are a blogger, you’ll likely already know the importance of having a stunning and functional website. Blogging has grown to become a multi-million-dollar industry. Great written content, helpful tips, and beautiful images draw thousands of writers to blogs each day. In order to have a successful blog, you want to make sure that your web design matches your writing and visual content in quality and aesthetic style.

City Organizations

The lockdowns and quarantines of COVID-19 have taught city organizations to make their online platforms a lot more functional. Before this period, many city organizations, such as DMVs, explicitly required in-person servicing. However, many people have benefited from the improved web design of these organizations over the last year and a half, and these organizations and systems have flourished.

Schools

It is also very important for schools to have professionally designed websites. This applies to any type of school, regardless of the ages of the students educated there. However, it is particularly important for colleges and universities to have professionally functioning websites since they have many important functions on their websites. For example, many universities have online libraries, online housing rent systems, and even online class registration, among many others. If these websites aren’t easy to use, your students will become very confused and frustrated, and you’ll get lots of complaints since their lives will be complicated without these important functions.

E-commerce Sites

Another organization that should really prioritize having a professionally designed website is any kind of E-commerce business. E-commerce, unlike local businesses, functions entirely online. In order for sales to rise and for business to prosper, your audience and customers need to be able to use your website easily. You should have a clear menu directing your customers to the different sections of your website, making it very clear how they can view your products and purchase them. If you do so, sales on your E-commerce sites will increase.

Grocery Stores and Large Markets

In the past few years, many grocery stores, such as Walmart and Target, have started depending more on their online presence to sell products. Now, customers can even order their groceries online and go pick them up curbside, saving themselves a lot of time wandering around in the grocery store. If you own a grocery store or large market supplier, you should try to catch up with your competition by boosting your online presence, marketing, and sales with a professionally designed website. 

Influencers

While most influencers are still using social media as their main platform, some of the most successful online influencers have started utilizing professionally designed websites to improve their reach and audience. Using a professional to design your site can help you to make a lasting first impression, and can also help you to stay on-trend with current website styles. If you have a professional website to back up your social media content, you’ll be able to gain a more consistent following.

If you are considering whether or not you should hire a professional designer to update your website, remember the benefits that have been discussed in this article. No matter what kind of business or organization you are trying to run, keeping your website professional and updated will give you a boost. Having a professionally designed website will help you to be more successful in gaining traffic and online attention.

Nora Kramer Designs, Team 1
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