Things to Consider Before Hiring a Website Designer
Are you looking for website designer and don’t know whom to hire? If so, it is a good idea to take some time before you make your final decision. Also, you are recommended to pay attention to:
Experience. If you want a professional website design, you better hire a professional with experience and someone with training is also useful. Also, be sure to ask for portfolio of previous website designs or site samples in order to see if the designer can meet your requirements.
Content writing. Are you also looking for someone to take care of your website’s content? Website designers usually don’t provide content writing but a growing number of them have began working closely with content writers who make sure that you have unique, up-to-date and interesting content. The latter won’t only help persuade the visitors of your website that you deliver high value for their money but will also help generate more traffic as search engines reward websites with quality content by ranking them higher in their search results pages.
Hosting. Obviously, you will need hosting for your website. You can look for hosting provider on your own but it is worth to ask the website designer as they often include it in their service, sometimes even free of charge.
SEO services/design. Your website design must make it as easy as possible for the web spiders to crawl, read and gather information from your website if you want to appear in search engine results pages (SERP). Ideally, it should include at least the basic on site search engine optimisation (SEO) because the sooner the spiders index your website, the sooner it will appear and move higher in SERP. Therefore, it is a good idea to ask for SEO services/design before hiring a website designer.
Unique website design/premade template. Ideally, you should be looking for unique website design because it will help you stand out from the crowd and improve your brand’s/website’s recognition. But if you have a limited budget, it is also worth to consider premade templates and have them customised to meet your specific requirement.
The ability to add new content/features. It is a good idea to make sure that your website design allows you to add new content/features if you decide to do so in the future without much hassle and extra expenses.
Cost. Professional website design can be very expensive. The prices vary greatly but the overall cost also depends on what’s included. When deciding between two or more website designers, you should therefore also take into account what you are getting besides web design.