When hiring a contractor to build a house, it’s not likely that the person you talk with will build the entire house themselves. There are a lot of skills required. Even carpenters can be split between framing carpenters and finish carpenters. Although a skilled person might be able to do much of the work themselves, many jurisdictions require electrical or plumbing work to be done by licensed professionals. Bottom line, it can take an entire crew of people to build a quality home.
The same is true with websites. There are graphic designers, web designers, front-end developers, back-end developers, user experience specialists, information architects, SEO experts, and many more professionals with areas of expertise that may be called upon to complete a project.
Not every project requires (nor can every budget afford) all the specialists. As with most things, it’s a trade-off. You can work with a jack-of-all-trades or a team of specialists. But it’s not uncommon that a project will require some specialized skills that will mean working with a “subcontractor.”
Don’t forget that you’re on the team too. You bring the expertise of knowing your goals and what you’re trying to accomplish. Without you, the team has no coach. That’s an important role too. It’s when everyone works together that great things are built.
straightTALK: Specialists may be required to accomplish your goals.