How to Choose a Web Designer
How to Choose a Web Designer
In this video I’d like to talk to you about how to choose a web designer and give you
a 7 step process on how to find the best one for your business.
So you decided to get a professional website designed for your business but you don’t know what to look for or where to find a designer that will meet your needs.
Here are the 7 steps for sorting through the process of choosing one:
1. Know the purpose of your website
Is the goal of your website to sell products, generate leads or just to display information?
2. Search within your local area
Use the internet search for the top 10 web designers in your local area. Why a local instead of a world search? Well, the benefit of contacting a local designer is that you can meet with him or her face to face, ask them any number of questions, plus you can support your local community.
3. Look for qualifications and experience
Hiring a qualified and experienced professional will save you time and money because he or she knows all the intricacies of designing, building and even marketing a professional website. If you hire an inexperienced person you’ll be paying for the time it takes to correct his or her mistakes while he or she is learning on the job.
4. View the design portfolio
The portfolio page displays the websites he or she has built for previous customers. If the designer has been in business for many years you’ll have many different designs to review.
5. Read client testimonials
What someone else says about you is more believable than someone who “toots their own horn.” Read the opinions of others so you know what to expect from hiring this specific designer.
6. Call or email
Talking to someone on the phone gives you a better idea if you want to work with this particular person than just emailing them. If you prefer to email the web designer then check the response times. If they don’t respond quickly or within 24 hours move on to the next one.
7. Offer marketing and website maintenance services
Designing your website is just the first step in building a profitable business on the Web. A clear marketing strategy is needed to drive visitors to your website and then
convert those visitors into buyers. Ask your web designer if they also offer marketing services. If they have been in business for many years they’ll be able to offer you methods for generating immediate and long term traffic to your website.
As far as ongoing maintenance goes, websites need constant updating to provide new content plus you have to stay ahead of your competitors.If you don’t want to
maintain it yourself ask the web design company if they can do it for you and how much they will charge.
If you follow these 7 steps it will not only save you time to find a professional web designer but give you the confidence to build a professional business on the Web.
If you want to get in touch with a professional web designer then go to www.iSiteBuild.com or click the link below this video
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