While I would agree somewhat with your statement, I would argue that hiring a designer or developer that is already familiar with your industry and a clients potential needs will save you money and time in the long run because they may already know what your going to need in your websites frontend and backend before you do as they have experience developing it for their others. Your paying them for that extra experience vs someone off the street. A web designer that is familiar in designing haunted house themed websites will be better prepared to the requirements and needs of a haunt owners when designing the front end and the backend of the site to make it easier for the haunt owner to maintain and promote the important information of the haunt like ticketing options, season calendars, special events, etc.... While anyone can put together a design, hiring developers that are already familiar with the needs of haunt owners will save you time and money in the long run instead of having to go back later to the same developer or a new developer to redesign some front-end or back-end functions to accommodate their needs that was overlooked or not considered the first time by hiring a novice to the industry.
Originally Posted by mrfoos
If you were designing and building a haunted house, would you hire a general contractor because they can build a building or would you seek out haunt professionals like Larry or Leonard to help you as they have the experience your going to need to help you avoid problems and delays in designing and building great haunted houses.