First of all, we definitely recommend you invest in a high quality website. We have met too many businesses who have seriously hampered their chances of success online by skimping on their website. While we're sure your brother's mate from uni can build a great looking site, it's often wise to do a bit more research and invest in a high quality web development team.
Among other factors, the technical quality of your website can prove the difference between ranking well on Google or being stranded on page 5. It can mean converting only 10% of your website visitors to customers instead of 30%. It could even be the deciding factor of whether we are able to help market your site or not. Fair dinkum!
Rule of thumb: If you think you're getting a "cheap deal" on your website - You're not. A poorly converting site will cost you heaps more in the long run.
We know & trust a few great web development companies in the Newcastle area, so we can put you in touch with them if needed.
Ideally, if you're looking to build a new website you'll have us involved early on to make sure the site is designed in a way that doesn't just look nice, but converts your visitors into leads.
If your site is already built, we're more than happy to work with your existing web developer to help improve conversion rates for you.