Will website design companies be out of business by 2025?
I was looking through a few of my websites and I was thinking "Wow, these all look pretty awesome. I would have had to pay thousands per design if I hired a design company to do these." And then I was thinking that web design companies might be taking a bigger hit each year since website builders and premium themes are just getting more and more popular as time goes on.
How many times have you paid a website designer to actually put together a custom design for you? If you're like me, you probably don't do it very often because there are cheaper routes to take that have the same, if not better results.
The last time I hired a designer, or team of them, to do a website for me was probably 10 years ago. I pretty much got taken advantage of and dropped $2,000 on a horrible design that could have been done in a day, but took 2 months. I could have very easily went to a website builder and done the same thing on my own and it would have been free. I could have actually paid for any upgrades to the free builder and it would have been 10 time cheaper than what I was charged
I'm also a big fan of wordpress themes, which you already know if you have been following some of my previous posts over the last 6 months I have about 20 websites now that all have premium wordpress themes that I customized for my niche. And I saved the themes so I can use them whenever I want for new websites lol
Before I ramble off, do you think that it's possible for web design companies to be obsolete by 2025 or do you think there will still be a place for them?
I personally think they will be obsolete since all these free website builders are now advertising on TV and all the search engines. I've yet to see a private design company advertise on TV and that may be the thing that is going to kill them in the long run. Sure it cost a lot more to advertise on TV, but you're getting the newer website owners to migrate over to you, the ones that don't know any better lol. Get all the new users in and make a buck off of them before they know what's good and you can rinse/repeat that until the end of time.
I personally hate website builders because everything always looks too cookie cutter and templated.
What do you think?
Will web design companies start struggling soon or do you think they will thrive over the years?