There are a lot of things to consider when hiring a web designer to build the website for your small business.
Here are a few tips of what to look out for when choosing a website designer.
What sort of website do you need? An online shop? An information site? A site which integrates with your bespoke office software? Choose a web designer who specialises in the type of site you need.
Check that the price point of your website is a good fit. A big design agency used to working with big budget companies may not suit you if you are a sole trader. They may be out of your price range. If you are competing for attention with their larger clients, you won’t be top of their priorities and may be allocated the office junior to work on your site. Pick a website designer who usually works with companies like yours.
Are you a fan of their work? Look at their website and their portfolio. Would you be proud and happy to have a site like that?
How clear is their working process? Is their pricing transparent? Do you know what to expect if you engage them? It’s essential to have trust and clarity.
And finally, do you like them as a person? Do their values align with yours? Are you looking forward to working with them? In the end, we all want to work with people we like and trust.
Your website is your shopfront. It's how the world will judge your business. And your business is your baby right? So find a website designer with the right skillset and who you trust with your business image.