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This post teaches you How to Choose a Website Designer when Starting a Website for your next project.

How to Choose a Website Designer

Keep an eye out for certain things when choosing a Website Designer for your next project

  • Experience and proven success
    Do they have a good experience and a proven track record?
  • Testimonials
    Do they have positive testimonials from similar companies to yours? Also, ensure you always check the validity of their testimonials, you can achieve this by emailing the company.
  • Their design process
    Do they have a systematic process they follow?
  • Awards won and published work
    Have they won any awards for their work? Is their work published in any books or magazines? Lastly, does the industry recognize them?
  • Strength of portfolio
    How strong is their portfolio? Have they got 50+ mediocre website designs or 10 to 20 excellent ones?
  • Time-frame
    How long would they take to complete your Website? A typical Website design process takes 4 to 15 days depending on the number of functionalities and pages, but many can go for months on end.
  • Price
    The cost of the Website will determine their quality, also have in mind that you get what you pay for and avoid those who offer cheap services.
  • Affiliations
    Are they affiliated with any design associations or publications? This is a good indication of how dedicated they are to their craft, though it is not essential.
  • Professionalism and communication
    How do they present themselves? Firstly, do they respond to your emails quickly? Secondly, how do they communicate? Do they work with a contract (to protect both them and you)?
  • Questions asked
    How many questions does the Website designer ask about your business? Questions should revolve around your company’s history, target market, goals, etc.

Your website is crucial to the success of your business. furthermore, by doing extensive interviewing of potential website designers, you’re more likely to pick one that can do the work you want, is willing to really listen to you, can create a site that reflects you and your business, and keeps within your budget and timeframe.

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