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Steps to Hire a Web Design Company
You always planned the work of a site designer on your site. Your plans are clear and you have prepared your content. And then? How do you choose the best website designer or the best web design company?
Ask. Ask friends or similar companies that have already hired a web designer. Besides getting the phone numbers of web designers, ask them how to work with this person. Find out what happened during the design process and what they think of the submitted projects.
Search for contact information. Use the Internet or your directory to get the names and contact information of web design firms in your area. If you use the Internet, take a look at your previous work. Then contact everyone and ask for a quote.
Browse the portfolio of your chosen web company. Check to see if the models look professional, clean and easy to use.
Learn the experience of a web designer or web design company. How long has a person or business been in business? How many companies have they been developed for?
Check if the designer or web design company is aware of the latest trends in web marketing. Useful and profitable websites attract good traffic through search engine optimization and usability, as well as using Web 2.0 strategies such as social media marketing. Effective sites take SEO and usability seriously. Check if your web designer has at least a general idea of both. For your website to be successful, you must be able to run a successful online marketing campaign.
Examine the lead time suggested by the web designer or web design company. Does this fit your company’s project schedule?
Read the terms of service for the web designer or website design company and the ownership of the website files. See if you accept the conditions set by the designer to work with you. See also the right to know who owns the final result and what sizes. If this is not clear from the very beginning, you may be surprised to find that the work you ordered is not yours and that you may have to pay extra to receive it.
Find out what the web designer offers for post-design services. Will a designer help maintain your site, or should a designer confine herself to the initial design?
Talk to the designer. Is it easy to communicate with him? You should be able to easily communicate with your web designer. You should be comfortable with the problems you want to solve. Your web designer should be respectful and quick. Both of you should be able to compromise on what works best for the audience, and not necessarily for your personal tastes.
Find previous happy customers. You can check the designer’s website or blog to see if there are any customer reviews. Write down what they say about the designer. You can also try calling them (you can ask the web designer for a phone number) and request feedback on the design process and the final result.
Abdul Basit is the Founder of https://www.gcc-marketing.com, a Web Design Company that provides professional and effective website design that’s affordable to businesses throughout the UAE. Mr. Abdul has been featured on TheNetSavvy.com as an SEO Expert and his SEO tips and articles have been published in Marketing Full Speed Report and Strategy Magazine. You may reach him by emailing him at [email protected]. For more tips on successful web design strategies and internet marketing you may visit our Website “Turn Your Website Into a Lead Generation Machine” at https://www.gcc-marketing.com.