Getting your own best website design and development up and running and having one created by a web designer can be quite costly. In fact, if you want a pretty good website, you will need to spend upwards of $2500.
Now, if you are tight on the budget and you want to hire the best web designer out there to handle your website creation job, then you have to ask them a series of questions to help you gauge if they are really the one to handle the tasks.
Today, I am going to be giving away some questions that you can ask potential web designers out there so that you can hire the right one for you.
What is Your Strategy to Usability?
This question will separate the men from the boys. In other words, it will tell you if the web designer you’re talking to is a professional or a novice.
That being said, if the web designer talks about the end user, then they pretty much know what they’re doing. Because really, usability centers around the user’s experience.
You want your website to be aesthetically pleasing but it must be functional first and foremost. You want your visitors to know exactly what your website is about in just a couple of seconds after reaching your site.
Can You Present Some of Your Work Samples?
Most web designers have portfolio websites that they can show you. If you want something particular like a feature that you want to put on your website, ask them if they have implemented such on some of their work.
For instance, if you need an event registration tool, how have they implemented it before? Is it up to par with your standards? Have the website owners experienced much success after your implementation of such features?
What if I want to Make Changes at a Later Date?
You might have thought of an initial idea of what your website is going to look like and what features it has. But, later down the line, you might be thinking of adding new features or perhaps changing some of your initial design implementations.
Ask them if you are allowed to make any changes at any time during the development process. If you are allowed to do so, ask them if they will ask for more money or if any changes are free of charge.
If you are going to have some things added or changed, do take note that it will possibly increase the time needed to develop your website.
How Can I Measure the Results?
As a website owner, you should be able to measure your results. Ask them this question and you will find that some web designers really know what they’re doing and some are left scratching their heads to come up with a suitable solution to tell you.
If they can answer you like, “first, we will measure your bounce rates, the number of visitors that come to your site, and possible conversion rates”. If they can explain it in detailed yet simple English, then you’ve found the one.