It's no secret that you can go on the web and build a website yourself for practically nothing. And this might be a good first step for tech-savvy folks who are just starting out and have no budget whatsoever. But the problem with this is what the old adage says: you get what you pay for
Free website makers offer very few layout and color choices, extremely limited designs and you'll spend hours of time learning their system. There is little if any technical support and you will still likely have to pay for your hosting and domain registration.
You can also hire overseas designers or ones that work from home for cheap - but what happens if they decide they don't want to do it anymore? Or if they get a full-time job doing something else ? We've heard dozens of stories from clients that went this route only to get burned later.
The benefit of hiring a firm like ours is you don't have to worry about learning curves, people disappearing or really poor customer service. And we've got something to offer for everyone.