doesn’t have to be expensive.

If you’re looking for a cost effective way to promote your organisation or business there is no debate, you need a website. Business is tough in the current economic climate and consumers are savvy, price sensitive creatures, hunting for the best deal in a virtual savannah of great deals. A website will give your business a global audience and bring in valuable income from customers who would have never known of your existence.

Rather than isolating individuals and breaking down communities as pessimists predicted, the internet has created whole new communities where people with a wide variety of interests can find the like minded. Your audience and their friends have never been more contactable. With Facebook, email, mobile internet, RSS feeds and Twitter the opportunities to promote your organisation or club to literally millions are there but without a website your organisation is effectively invisible to the online community and your target audience will be quite happy to go elsewhere.

There are a number of different types of website and your first step is figuring out which is best for your needs. Getting this right ensures that you don’t pay more than you need to for a site that’s perfect for you. Browse the pages of this site and take a look at the sites I’ve built for other clients, this should give you an idea of what you need and what I can do for you.

The Affordable Web Designer uses open source (free to use) software to build anything from professional e-commerce websites for small to medium size businesses to simple information sharing websites for your local club. Using open source software means that all you pay for is my expertise, not the software itself. Building a functional, slick, cool or beautiful website requires skill in a number of disciplines and different types of software.

It’s not just about programming, photo editing, search engine optimisation or creative ideas. It’s about bringing all these elements together to create your website. When you consider that commercially produced e-commerce shopping carts cost thousands of pounds to purchase, and this does not include paying a web developer to build your site and install your cart, it’s easy to see how the cost of a site could run to five figures. Open source does not mean inferior, the shopping cart I use is simpler and has more features than some commercial solutions, I won’t name names but if you’ve shopped online you’ve used them.

What I offer is cost effective websites with an attractive, easy to use front end for your visitors and a user friendly, intuitive back end that gives you the tools to easily take control and manage your website. CLICK HERE to get a quote.