If you are considering hiring a web designer, you probably have many questions to ask. In this post, I'm going to go over what I think are the 3 most important questions to ask a designer before hiring them.
1. “Are you a pro at my platform?”
With so many different website platforms out there, it's imperative that you hire a web designer that is a pro at the website platform you are wanting to use. You'll need to do your research and make sure that your designer is an expert, because designing a website on one platform is very different from designing one on another.
Many website builders/platforms have designers that they recommend. This is a great place to start, because it ensures that a designer is credible and knows their stuff. I am proud to be a Showit Design Partner, and I'd love to be considered if you are ready to hire a Showit designer!
2. “How much will it cost and how long will it take?”
This is a question that should answered by a potential designer quickly and easily. If you can not get a clear answer on these questions, I would recommend moving on.
A designer should be able to tell you exactly what you will be receiving from them, how much it is going to cost you, and how long will it take to complete the project. Even though every web design project is different, you should still be able to get an estimated timeframe for them to complete your project.
3. “Who will be responsible for making updates to the website after launching?”
The answer is usually you, the client, however some web designers can be hired after launching to do updates. You should expect to have around 30 days or so after launching to get any loose ends tied up by your web designer.
The best thing I can do for my clients is to prepare them for making edits and updates to their own websites. Your website will evolve over time, and it's wonderful to be able to make those changes to without hiring a web designer. As with anything else, practice makes perfect! Aka: The more you use your website platform, the easier it will be for you to work with ;)
I do realize that some of you would just prefer to hire a web designer even for updates, which is why I offer this service to my clients at an hourly rate.
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