Considering a website?
When considering a new website or your first business website there are a few and common pitfalls people make, here are a few thoughts from a web developers point of view and hopefully will help you focus on what is important, and a few things that you may not have considered.
In this blog I would like to open up conversation and hopefully provide food for thought on several considerations that should help you get the website and internet presence that really does give your business a boost.
Five things to consider – Who should I get to build my new website?
Here are a few questions I would like to pose to I believe this will give you the tools and questions to make an informed choice from the get go, otherwise you could seriously damage your chances of success.
1 . Which provider is the better choice?
- A friend’s mate from down the road that’s very good on computers.
- A self confessed expert that really is just a one man band working from home.
- A dedicated web design company with commercial experience and proven track record.
2. Is the service provider you are considering skilled in all aspect of what my project requires?
- A jack of all trades that’s OK at all elements of web design and marketing.
- A team of experts with up to date commercial experience, where every member of the team is a specialist in each aspect of website programming, graphic design and internet marketing.
3. Which is more important?
- A cheap website that just gets the business online
- A website that gets the business found online and generates new customers and builds the business’ reputation
4. How much should I budget for my website?
- As little as possible
- As much as the project requires to achieve the best return on investment.
5. How do I know if the website company can do the job that I want?
- If the web designer agrees to everything you say, and also says yes to every additional feature you tell them to include for no extra charge.
- If the web design company listens to you and gets to understand your business properly. They should also take the time to talk to you to understand how your business works. After proper market research to gauge competition, gives you a realistic set of achievable goals for your proposed budget.