Are you in the market to revamp your website?
Choosing the right web designer for you can sometimes be a daunting decision, especially since most of them seem to offer similar services and their prices vary so much.
To make sure that you find one that best meets your business needs and budget, here are some important questions for you to ask during your search.
Make sure to read this list of essential questions as it could save you some time and money!
In no particular order…
What is your design process?
They should be able to walk you through their design process from start to finish.
Getting an insight into a their design process can be vital in helping you make the best choice for your project.
Ask them to take you through their approach from initial concepting, all the way up until completion – this will give you valuable insights as to how they work and what kind of results you could expect!
Do you have a portfolio of previous work?
With web design, it’s always worth taking a look at the designer’s portfolio.
Asking to see a portfolio of previous work is a great way to get an idea of the designer’s style and skills, which helps you decide if they have or can do what your project requires.
Pay attention to whether the sites in the portfolio are similar to what you’re looking for, and whether you like the overall look of the designs.
How do you handle revisions?
Designing a website can be an iterative process, so understanding the designer’s approach to revisions is essential.
Ask potential web designers how many rounds of modifications are included in their fixed fee – and check if there will be additional charges for any further changes you require!
Although this is a point of contention sometimes, make sure that the web designer you’re considering is willing to make changes based on your feedback.
You should trust their design skills but don’t be shy to share what you need the website to do for your business.
At the end of the day your Business website needs to be able to pay for itself.
What is your fee structure?
When considering a web designer for your project, pricing is always an important factor and Web design fees can vary widely, so it’s important to ask about pricing upfront.
Some designers charge by the hour, while others charge a flat fee for the entire project.
Others, like myself charge a monthly fee, some with a set up fee, some without.
Don’t be afraid to have an in-depth conversation with regards to cost and make sure you understand exactly how much time will go into this.
This will probably be beneficial to you too as you’ll get to discover what goes into building a website, and what happens after it’s been built.
Do you have experience with (specific technology)
If you want your site to use a specific technology or platform (like WordPress or Shopify), make sure that they have experience working with it.
If they don’t have direct experience, they should at least be familiar with it and be able to learn it quickly.
Will you be available after the launch?
When launching any website, it is important to consider the maintenance and updates that may be necessary in the future.
Make sure you ask about post-launch support, find out what kind of services are offered and at what each of these cost?
Do you have any other questions for me?
This may seem like an odd question to ask, but it can actually be very telling.
A good web designer will want to learn as much as possible about your business and your goals for the website before starting work on the project.
Asking these questions before hiring a web designer will help you find one who is the best fit for your project.
Don’t rush into any decision. Take your time and make an informed decision by asking all of the right questions.
Doing so will help make sure you like the resulting website that gets built.