If you’re getting serious about wanting a new website for your company or business, then I’m sure you’re wondering how to choose the best website designer for you.
There are many different aspects to consider, from pricing to design aesthetic, so we’ll cover the top 3 things you’ll want to focus on when doing your research.
1. Availability & turnaround
Most businesses have a deadline in mind for their new website. So when you are inquiring with a designer, you’ll definitely want to ask what their turnaround is and if it aligns with your timeline.
Just because someone might be scheduled out a few weeks, and can’t get started right away, shouldn’t be a total deterrent. But if you have a hard deadline with no flexibility, then that’s an obvious issue.
On then same note, you want to make sure you’re getting a designer who’s really going to give you the time and attention that you deserve. Are they a huge corporation that just looks at you as another number? Or is it a small business who gives you that one-on-one guidance and relationship?
With Adam Wright Design, you are gaining a creative partner — not just a one-and-done type project.
This is probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest, factors to consider when choosing a website designer.
Our advice: don’t look for the cheapest website designer you can find. You’ll get what you pay for, and quite honestly, you will not receive the same results if you pay $250 versus $2,500.
Sure, having a budget is incredibly important, especially to a small business who doesn’t have the capital to invest all that much. However, weigh out your options and go into it with real expectations. If you have a budget of $1,500, realize that you’re not going to get a website that looks like Apple.
For example, if you really want to sell some t-shirts on your website, but know that adding on an e-commerce store costs more in the overall website cost, maybe wait on that for now and save up to add it on later.
Build your budget around the proper expectations and level of website designer, and you can still have great success.
3. Design aesthetic
While doing your website research, you should keep in mind the style of design you’re looking to replicate.
You’ll first want to know your business — meaning, Who are you? What are you offering? How do you want to be represented? All of these questions are important in deciding on a designer.
If you’re wanting a website that’s super stylized, with a never-before-seen layout and graphics, you’ll want to make sure the website designer you choose has a portfolio showing they are capable of this.
Same goes with wanting a simple, modern website — no matter what it is, always look at the different portfolios to determine the style that fits you and your business.
Our last tip…
Don’t decide on a website designer for personal reasons, always keep your business at the forefront of your mind. Don’t let your love of pink and glitter sway your decision. After all, the website is going to be the face of your business, so let it reflect that.