Designing a new website or revamping an existing one, can be pretty expensive.
Before you settle on web design services, make sure you get all the facts to make an informed decision. While the proposal and price play a considerable role in the decision-making process, it is vital to ask some questions to help you better understand what exactly you can expect and what you’ll be paying for.
Here are some questions you should ask:
- Will my website be responsive?
Many people browse the internet from their smartphones and if your website is not responsive – mobile friendly – your potential customers will lose interest and find greener grass somewhere else.
- Will I be able to manage my own content?
Many business owners wish to update their websites on a regular basis like posting a blog or adding photos to the gallery to avoid additional costs. If your web developer uses WordPress, you’re in luck since WordPress is one of the most user-friendly platforms available.
- What does the price include?
Make sure you ask about the all the costs involved. A website is more than just a design – you’ll need to register the domain and renew it annually, select a hosting package – space where you’ll host your website and perhaps your emails, as well as website maintenance fees.
- Do you have experience designing websites in my industry
Even though it’s not necessary for a web developer to have experience in the industry, it’s great when they do since they’ll understand your brand better. Thus they will be able to get the right message across to attract your target audience.
- Will my website be optimised for search engines?
Search Engine Optimisation isn’t what it used to be – a technical headache – but rather about creating quality content your target market is actually searching for online. It’s essential to determine whether these services will be included and whether the web developer has the knowledge to optimise your website for search engines.
Don’t just hire the first web site services provider you come across, ask some questions and make sure you’re a good fit and on the same page when it comes to your website needs. Speak to one of the consultants at Netgen for a free quotation today.