Pay monthly web design can seem like a good option in the short term. But do the math. Seriously.

When you set up a business, you need branding, and it can be a fun process. Who doesn’t get excited when their first box of shiny business cards arrive, or when they get their van liveried up to the max?

However, branding can also be a total headache if you’re not careful. There are so many options available and it can lead to overwhelm if you’re not careful. This is particularly true when it comes to web design, as there are thousands of web designers, web agencies, or do-it-yourself platforms available to choose from. The costs can vary massively depending on what, or whom, you opt for. I’m not here to tell you what to do, but I will say one thing: beware of certain companies who try and to tie you in to a pay monthly web design deal.

There are lots of companies that tie customers in to a pay-monthly website. Yell are perhaps the most well-known brand that do it, but there are numerous others. I can understand why this option seems attractive to customers on the surface – a monthly payment of, say, £40 a month doesn’t sound like much. But over the course of a year it’s £480, and over two years it’s £960, while over three years it’s a whopping £1,440! And this goes on forever, until you cancel the website – which you inevitably will, because at some point you will chat to another business owner who will tell you that they paid a one-off fee for their website and then a much lower monthly hosting and/or maintenance fee.

At GreatSite 4U, we charge honest, competitive one-off rates for our web design services. No silly pay monthly web design fees here. There is a yearly charge for web hosting and maintenance, but it’s a very low rate that no business owner is going to feel.

We are well aware of the fleecing that goes on in the world of web design, and we want no part of it. We’re on a mission to provide simple, effective and affordable web design for small businesses and individuals who need an online presence.

We are not out to rob clients; we want long-term business relationships instead. So if you like the sound of that, please get in touch today!