By now you should know about the importance of an online presence, without a modern, stylish and up to date website, your business could suffer. With so many people looking online to find businesses and services, if you don’t have a great website, you’ll not only struggle to get found online, but also to generate sales and leads.
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing your web designer, not only do you need to find someone who can design a stylish and functional website, but you also need to think about hiring a designer who understands your business as much as you do.
If you’re struggling to speak with your web designer then it might be time to start considering someone new. No responses to your emails or follow up phone calls, avoiding deadlines or generally giving the impression they are avoiding your business all together, could all be signs they’re not quite what they seem and an even bigger sign it’s time to think about a new web designer.
Cost is a massive part of choosing your web designer and while it’s important you find a designer within your budget, it’s important you invest your money into a website that works. When it comes to your website you don’t want to pay to little and be left with a barely functioning, poorly designed site, instead you should aim to spend a little extra, on a well designed, functional website that really works for both you and your customers.
As time goes by it’s likely that your business will develop and grow, meaning you’ll want to introduce new areas to your website, such as new products, new services, special offers or even just refreshing your images and it’s likely you’ll want to do this yourself. If your web designer won’t develop your website so that it can be updated by anyone else but them then it’s likely they’re looking to get paid for every time you want a change made. Your website should be yours to update and a good web designer should know this.
If your website seems to be constantly loading or can’t handle traffic then you’re going to issues offering your customers a valuable experience. It’s completely possible to have a beautiful website with images and graphics that still manages to load quickly and handle customer demand, if your website is too slow or you’re having issues with it crashing, you might need to think about changing your web designer and getting your website and your business back up to speed.
Confusing menus and poor navigation aren’t great features to your website, the last thing you want to do is confuse your visitors and send them running elsewhere. Instead you should have a nicely laid out, organised website, that gives your customers a great experience. If your web designer can’t provide you with a simple, yet functional website, then it’s time to start looking for another web designer who can.
If you’re looking for a new web designer there’s a few things you need to consider, by asking plenty of questions, checking out their portfolio, reaching an understanding of your business and also finding out how you stand once your website is live, you can gain more of an insight into the type of designer you’re working with and work out if they’re right for your business.
Don’t shy away from taking your time to research designers, rushing into choosing a web designer can cause more trouble in the long run and have result in a loss of both your time and your budget, leaving you with a poorly designed, slow and ultimately useless website.
A website is the biggest investment your business can make, so it’s important you pick a designer that’s perfect for you. Don’t risk your reputation, why not speak to one of our designers today to find out more?
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