In today’s world if your business has no official online presence, you’re likely lagging behind your competitors. You may be asking yourself – I know I need a website but I don’t want to get ripped off. Well this is a fair concern and thanks to the internet, we hear about this outcome all to often. Some things I can think that will help make the decision process a little easier are listed below:
- Check the potential web designers portfolio - see if they have any businesses similar to your own. While you're there, why not look through all their work to check consistency in quality.
- Compare prices of a few developers, see how they deal with you on the phone. How quick they get back to you and read their terms after sales support.
- Ask about the content management system they use, like the famous WordPress CMS. This allows you to easily update your site yourself and not be at the web developers mercy when requiring updates of any kind.
- Don't go for the $300 cheap cookie cutter outsourced web design you see advertised, they're certainly not unique and often disappear when you need help.