What do we mean by no conflict of interest? Well, there is a
deep secret among web designers that we would like to expose. There is no reason why a web designer should be your web host!
In fact, web designers generally make bad web hosts and overcharge
on their hosting costs and maintenance fees.
When you hire someone
to build your house, do they expect you to keep them on as your
house maintenance specialist? No. Do they tell you that
you must use them as your mortgage lender? No. You
own the house and you have complete freedom to do your own
maintenance, hire whomever you like and choose who your house loan
We are looking
for honest web design firms or freelancers. If you would
like to apply for our certification and don't host the
websites you design, please contact
us so we can begin the process.
Similar to owning a house, you
own the work that was done on your website. Designers were
hired to design your site, not host it. Small business owners
will find it cost-effective to hire a designer, host elsewhere, do
their own maintenance or hire someone to maintain the site for
them. If a redesign is necessary, hire a web designer that is
willing to work on a different server - the truth is that it should
make no difference to the web designer where the site resides.
We plan on certifying
the web designers that specialize in doing what they were hired
for. Once we have started the program, we recommend you visit
this page before you consider hiring any web designer.