7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Web Design Agency
1 Can you provide examples of sites you’ve designed and built?
Nothing will give you a better idea of what a web designer is capable of doing for you like seeing his or her previous work. A review of a designer’s portfolio can give you an impression of their skill level.
2 Will my website be mobile-responsive?
Upwards of 60% of all web traffic is now on mobile devices such as phones and tablets. A successful website should be optimized for mobile viewing on these devices to make browsing on-the-go easier and user-friendly.
3 Will by website by search engine friendly?
“Just Google it.” Most of us use Google to find goods and services we’re looking for. If your site isn’t optimized for search engines, you won’t be easily found when someone conducts a search.
4 What services do you offer?
Having a talented designer is great, but what about the rest of your digital marketing initiatives? Be sure you will have access to a comprehensive suites of services to address your needs.
5 What strategy will you use in designing my website?
There are many key decisions a web designer will need to make in order for a website design to be successful. Key among them is determining the main goal for having a website for your business or organization (will it be generating more leads, having people complete a sign-up form, securing more donations or volunteers?). Allowing the primary goals to drive the design process can make a big impact. Strategic placement of calls-to-action, the site architecture and much more should be identified in your goals.
6 What all is included in the price?
No one wants to be surprised when the invoice comes. A competent and trustworthy web designer will openly discuss what you can expect to spend. Will your designer bill you a flat project fee or an hourly rate? Will you designer use progress billing at various stages of the project or expect payment in one lump sum? These are important considerations when embarking on a web design project.
7 What all will you need from me?
The best web designs are collaborative efforts. No one knows your business quite like you do. A quality web designer will work with you to understand your business. A good web designer will explain the design process and what you should expect. Typically, a designer will also draw up a list of content that they’ll need from you, such as images, text and information.
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