How much do web designers charge in South Africa?
The price can differ from company to company. Make sure you are comparing apples with apples when getting your quotes. Typically a good WordPress designer will charge between R300 and R550 per hour.
So what should I pay a web designer in South Africa?
If you are like most people especially in the current times you are wanting to make sure that your spend is a good one. Return on investment is paramount and making sure you get value for your hard-earned cash has to be a priority. So how do you know if you are getting value and what you are paying for?
What are you paying your web designer for?
Skills and experience over many years. A good designer should be able to show design work spanning more than 10 years and will most often hold a degree or diploma. They will also have to be continually learning and updating their skills as google changes – constantly. They should be up to date with the latest google trends and standards. The web design industry is the most rapidly changing environment. A good web designer will know this and equip themselves with the required knowledge and tools to navigate this ever-changing landscape.
While it is often said “Anybody can create a website” and there are free platforms and templates out there – this does not mean that anybody can do it well and get the results and return that is so important.
Great Webdesign is not easy – it is a complex beast that requires a list of skills. You want from a good web designer
- expertise in HTML, PHP
- understanding hosting
- an eye for design
- the ability to work across different levels
- understanding of your business vision/goal
- drive to stay updated
- good communication with you and your staff
- flexibility in an ever-changing world
- Updated and secure design tools