Once you determine that you will need a new website, How will you choose a web developer?
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This is an investment that you should not take lightly. Who you choose will greatly affect how your business will operate after your website has been launched. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when making an investment in a website for your business.
Who’s going to build my website?
Is it being outsourced? Are they local? Are they professional?
Q. How long has the company been in business? How stable is it?
Chances are, you’ll have changes or need help after you launch your website – you want someone who has been around for a while.
Q. How hard is it to make changes on websites you build?
You don’t want to have to pay hundreds of dollars every time you want to add something to your websites. Good content management systems (CMS) allow someone with limited computer skills the ability to change basic web stuff without having to seek professional help
Q. What other websites have you designed?
Ask for examples of other websites the developer has designed. You don’t want to be the guinea pig or part of someone’s learning curve. This also allows you to check out the quality of their previous work to see if it matches your standards.
Q. What is their process of creating a website?
In order for your needs to be met, they need to be heard. A good developer will take time to listen to what you want your website to be before starting and communicate continually while they are building your website.
Q. How do they price their services?
A reputable web developer will be clear on the individual costs of building a website. That way, you can understand and feel good about what you are paying for.
Q. How will I measure results?
So that you can analyze how your website is engaging potential clients and current customers, your website should at least include Google analytics.
Q. Can they help you with digital marketing?
After you launch the next ingredient you need is traffic to your website. Is the web developer capable of putting together a comprehensive digital marketing campaign?