What’s UP With Your Website?
It’s now unthinkable for any company or business not to have a website and there is no shortage of web designers, web developers and companies who offer you a website for an unbelievably low price. Perhaps your friend’s nephew designed it for fifty bucks…and it looks like your friend’s nephew designed it
Here are 5 things to consider when hiring your web designer:
Review their design skills. Visit websites they’ve designed and ask yourself: “would I buy from these companies” Get testimonials and references.
Are they creating a custom design? Cookie-cutter websites may be inexpensive but you want a website that is designed with your customers in mind. Invest in a designer who understands your business.
What happens after the website launches? Your designer should provide you with all logins and ownership of the final product. Make sure you are setup to make updates or that your design company offers a maintenance program.
How will people find you? As they are building your website, designers can easily integrate strategies to ensure your website is optimized for search engines – ask them to include this.
Pay for what you need and get what you pay for – Get 2 to 3 quotes with a breakdown of what’s included. Ask a lot of questions! Small business websites should cost between $2000 and $3000.
Be prepared to invest in a website that truly reflects your business and converts your website visitors into customers.