If the time has come for your business to enter the digital age, a new website might be in order. But it can be difficult to know who the best web designer is for you. After all, web design is a complex task and one which varies from one web designer to the next.
Below are five questions you should ask the person completing your web design.
How much can I expect to pay for web design?
Web design varies in price depending on what you require and the web designer itself. The figure you might have in your head may greatly differ from what the actual cost is. You can expect to pay several thousand dollars for a good website and generally it’s money well spent.
While asking about the total cost, you should also ask how they expect to be paid. Most web designers will require a deposit, and then instalments based on each section of your website build. If they are doing the web design, development and copy writing, they may ask you to pay for each section separately. The other option is to pay by page. There is no set payment method so it’s important you ask your web designer what they expect from you.
Do you know much about internet marketing and search engine optimisation?
If your website can’t be marketed properly, or be found in search engines, there is very little reason for it to exist. No marketing and no traffic means no visitors to your site. This means thousands of dollars potentially wasted. Find out from your web designer how they can help you achieve more traffic. They may be able to attach a blog section to your site in order to keep it up to date with keywords and content, as well as inserting Facebook pixels into the backend to allow data transferred to Facebook users. Get their advice on the best way to deliver traffic to your website, and find out how to monitor this traffic.