As a small business owner, it’s very important that you have a great website that’s designed & optimized well. After all, most consumers today are turning to the internet when looking for products and services to buy which means it’s imperative to have a great website, regardless of what your business is all about. Kinetik IT has created artistically-appealing websites for many clients. Here are some tips that can help you choose a good web designer that will help your small business succeed online.
Check The Track Record of Every Web Design Firm You’re Interested In
One of the most important parts of choosing a web designer involves checking the track record of each company you’re interested in using. Take a look through the portfolio and case studies to find out what the company has done in the past. Do you like the website designs they produced and does the design firm have any experience building & optimizing sites for businesses in your industry? Ask for references and then follow up by contacting these customers.
Ask Who Will Be Looking After Your Site and Get a Working Phone Number
When you hire a web design company, it’s important that you know who will be working on your site. And, it’s equally important that you have a working phone number to call and not just an email address as there will be times you’ll have questions and concerns.
Read the Fine Print
When you visit the site of a firm you’re interested in, take the time to read all the fine print concerning the company’s terms and conditions. Are there any hidden fees? Are updates and maintenance included in the web design cost? Are site bugs fixed for free or will your small business be charged? Will your files be backed up and if so, how?
Find Out How Much (if any) of the Work will Be Outsourced
It’s important that you know whether or not the firm you hire does all the work on your site themselves or if they outsource some of it. If some work will be given to outsiders, ask if you can contact these people if you wish to discuss something they’ve done. A great web design company will carry out most of the work in-house. If any of the work is outsourced, ask about quality control. You need to be sure that every bit of work that’s done to your site from the coding to the content is all done with quality in mind.