How to Choose a Website Designer
What Kind of Website Do You Need?
Before you consider hiring a designer, your first step should be to outline what you want your website to be and what to include. This will help you determine how your site will be built, who can build it and what it will cost.
Think about your answers to these questions:
Understand Your Options
Knowing what goes into creating a website will help you make an informed decision about the kind of help you're going to need. Unlike large businesses, small business owners don't have the resources for marketing, so they need to do at least some of it themselves.
Perhaps setting a strategy is too difficult, and that's the kind of help we provide, but doing at least the easier bits yourself, with guidance, can save you lots of money. Not all of it is brain surgery.
Build from Scratch or Custom
These days, it's very possible to create a website without needing to know how to code. A custom website is necessary when the site requires unique functionality, but can take a lot of time and money. If you want to go the custom route, you'll need to hire designers, developers, coders, etc., which can be a challenge if you're not familiar with the process. In many cases, you'll need to keep hiring them if you want to make changes.
There's a lot more to it
Many of our clients weren't sure where to start and we worked through their business and marketing requirements to determine the best solution for them in terms of their tech skills and budget. Read more about DIY websites