Starting up any business venture may it be selling vehicles, catering, a school or even a hospital and the likes requires a lot of research and ground work. It is impossible to just wake up one day and start a business without at least knowing what it is all about and what you need to succeed in it. In the modern world, having a business without a functional website is quite absurd as most of today’s companies and that are worth their names invest in good websites to help with activities such as marketing and interaction with their customers. However, it is good to remember that a good web design is what will attract or chase away your clients. If you are a first timer in the world of website development, below are some things you should consider to ask your web designer so as to ensure that the wanted website comes out perfectly.
Someone once said that money talks and that could not be truer than when it comes to designing your website. You should make sure that you are on the same page with the designer about the payments. Still on the issue of money, here are some tips to help you along.
- Hidden costs: You should be very careful when going through the offered price quotations by the website developer.
- Mode of payment: Does the developer want money upfront or can it be paid in installments? Make sure you agree on this so that you do not end up being shocked later on.
- Compare and contrast: Truthfully speaking, there some people out there who are out to make quick money. Get a few quotations from different companies and then settle on one that sounds reasonable.
2. Services offered
This is when the topic of hidden costs come in.Now, you need to sit down with the web developer and agree on what exactly you are paying for. Bear in mind that a website needs constant maintenance and ask if these costs are separate. If there is anything that is not clear from the quotations, it would be best to ask. It is better you sound nave than act like you know it all and end up paying more than what you had in mind.
3. Your input
Discuss with the web designer if there is anything that he or she would like you to do. This could range from photos to logos or even a write up. If the web designer requires any of these, then you can decide on the best way to get it to them. Do you e-mail or go personally to his/her office? The decision will be made between the two of you. Be a good customer and co-operate so that if there is anything required of you, you can give it as soon as possible.