This means that while you might think you are getting your website design for `free` by developing it in-house, you will actually be paying for it in terms of labour hours. In other words, while you`re busy programming and dealing with the irritating little `gremlins` that go wrong with any piece of programming, you could have been advertising or marketing and getting more clients for you business. In this sense you have lost out on profit – which is probably just as costly as if you had hired a website design service or possibly more so. At the same time if you give the task to other members of your staff then that department will fall behind on work and you will end up producing less work in other areas. By giving your website design to a third party who are also specialists in the field, you allow yourself and your team to focus on the things that they are good at and growing your business.