Are you looking for a web designer? The process of designing a website can be very exciting, but it can also be a nightmare. Who you choose to help build your site can make a big difference with your experience.
I want to help you select the right web designer for you. You need someone who will get your website launched on time and have you excited about the process of building the final product.
I have listed the 5 best questions you should ask a potential web designer. Let’s get started!
1. What is the design process?
A web designer who has a process shows that they are serious about what they do and they value the customer’s time. It also gives you an idea of what to expect during the process of creating your website, especially if this is your first.
2. After-completion maintenance plan(s)
WordPress websites require updates periodically. These updates include refreshing any installed plugins and ensuring that the website is secure for your viewers/clients and safe from hackers. However, when these updates are performed it is important to make sure that they don’t interfere with the functionality of the site. You can perform these updates yourself, or you can have your web designer handle them for you. Having the web designer perform these updates allows you to focus on growing your business.
3. Are revisions extra?
Once the first draft is completed, if you aren’t satisfied you can request a revision. It varies, but normally a client can get up to two (2) revisions included in the original price. Any revisions requested after that will often cost an additional hourly rate per revision until the website is complete. Make sure to ask about any hourly rates or additional fees.
4. Mobile friendly?
Being mobile friendly makes a difference. More and more people are using mobile devices to access company websites. If a website takes too long to load or isn’t easy to navigate on a mobile device, viewers go to other websites. Being mobile friendly gives people access to your company while on the go. In today’s fast paced world, this can make or break a business.
5. What do you need to provide?
When hiring a web designer, it’s more than just signing an agreement/contract and making a deposit. You will need to share information about preferences and what type of website you want. This helps the web designer create what you are looking for. Below are a few things to consider having available for the web designer.
- Content for your website
- List of pages
- Pop ups
- Special offers.
- Examples of other websites
Now that I have shared some important things to consider asking a web designer, do you feel comfortable with talking to a web designer?
If you are ready, let’s get started with building your website today!
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