Preparing to Hire a Designer for a New Website or to Refresh an Old One

Preparing to Hire a Designer for a New Website or to Refresh an Old One

Are you ready to get a website for your newly established business or ready to refresh your old site? Most small businesses do not have an in-house designer and therefore outsource website and graphic design tasks, so the task of finding a web designer to help you may be your next logical step.

Figuring out what you need is the next step. If you are a small business and do not have a large budget, you may just need a homepage, about us page, contact us page, services/pricing page, testimonials page, and a landing page. This is just a quick example of a super basic website layout.

You may already have a basic website with the layout mentioned above and maybe you want to give it a boost by adding some more product pages and a new look to the entire site.

Whatever your business needs may be, write them down and think about it. Ask employees and colleagues for feedback. Maybe even ask customers for their feedback.

After you have gathered all of this information, write it all out so you have a basic to-do list for your web designer.

Next, search through websites. Look for details, color combinations, layouts, and more and take screenshots and notes of what you like, so you can provide these things to your designer. With screenshots and notes together, you will be able to offer your web designer concrete information for your designer to work with and it will cut down the time it takes to create your website. This is also the best way to make sure you end up with a site you are really happy with.

The next thing to focus on is budget and cost. Make sure to go over your budget with a potential web designer and have them write out a quote to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Ask for references, make sure to discuss any timeline you may have in mind, determine payment schedules and deadlines in writing before the project begins.

Our experienced team at WBN Marketing offers high-quality full web design services. Our web designs are dynamic, cost effective, and easy to use for companies and individuals in a variety of industries. We love to help small and mid-size businesses establish or improve their web design image and web presence. Please contact us today to discuss your business web design needs.