Despite the fact that we live in a digital age, where advances in technology allow us to communicate and work remotely.
I have found that for me personally, with my work as a web designer, that the majority of my clients and enquiries come from locals in Enfield, London, or surrounding counties like Hertfordshire and Essex.
Often it happens that I might have actually never met some of my clients in person, despite the fact that they may work only a few miles away. I think they feel more comfortable in the fact that if they need to meet to discuss in greater detail they can, or if there are any issues that need resolving I'm nearby and ready and willing to meet with them.
This is of great benefit to both the client and me, and is one of the many reasons that I really enjoy working with local clients. There are a few other reasons that I have found are also perks to you, as a client, when you are provided website development locally.
- You skip the time difference: working with a freelance web designer on the other side of the world often creates conflicting work schedules. Resulting in you often having to wait until they wake up to see your communication and finish a project or fix an issue.
- Meet in person: I mentioned above that I don’t meet with clients in person all the often, but is something that I’m more than happy to do. Meeting face to face is sometimes easier for people, and a preference. Working with a local client makes that possible.
- More opportunities for work and networking: if you work with someone local I’ve found that you are more likely to tell family and friends about the work that your web designer is doing and recommend them. This is beneficial to both the designer and to anyone that you know who needs design work done. Even though so many people outsource work across the world, there is still something pleasant about talking to and working with a local.
- A better concept of the current market: working with a freelance website designer on the other side of the world can prove problematic if they don’t have a firm grasp on your product or audience-especially if your business is local. By understanding your area a local freelance web designer can help to make sure that your site is applicable to your target market.
I have a well-developed portfolio where you can see examples of work that I’ve done for local clients in the past. Don’t hesitate to contact me today about any design work you need done!