So, you’ve taken your business to the next level and decided to create a website with your good name splashed across it for thousands of customers to view and hopefully be attracted to. The next step now it to find a decent web designer/developer. This is a crucial step as it can make all the difference in the world as to whether you get good business or not. The web designer you go with should have ONLY good qualities and nothing bad that you could point out. This article will list all the qualities your web designer should have before you select them as the web developer for your business.
Positive Previous Feedback
If the web developer you are interested in is legitimate, then their name should be able to be searched online and include reviews. You obviously want some positive reviews on this individual/company before you consider them as your web designer. Look for things like how long they took to design other companies’ websites, their overall attitude, how much they charged, etc. Going over every little detail is absolutely vital to the success of your business because one negative review about a certain aspect could mean a negative experience for you as well. You don’t want to be too picky, but have high enough standards that you’ll expect and have a good experience with the company you pick and not a bad one.
The person you hire to design your website should be completely passionate about their job and not actually consider it a “job.” They should think of it as a wonderful opportunity to better themselves and their career. Just as you are passionate about your business, they should be passionate about their business of remodeling or completely designing your website. Someone with a gloomy, “let’s get this over with” attitude is not someone you want promoting your business. They should be eager to get started, but only because they want to show off their talents and start gaining you the customers you need.
Willingness To Discuss Previous Work
If you want to get really in-depth about the hiring process, treat your potential web developer company as an individual who you are interviewing for a job. You’ve probably been in loads of job interviews before and so have they. Ask important questions that you really need to know the answers to, like, “How much do you charge?”, and “What time frame do you think you can get this done in?” If they are a legitimate individual or company then they should have no problems answering any questions you might have. Asking questions is the best way to get to know this company and if you feel like they are hiding information or not being completely honest with you, then they’re really not worth your time.
Personable And Communicative
This might sound like qualities you would look for in a friend, but if you want to have a good working environment and a professional relationship with your web designer, then you should expect them to be open, honest, communicative, and personable with you. Being friendly and joking around doesn’t necessarily mean unprofessional, as long as it is taken to a certain extent. Your web developer should be willing to communicate with you and available most hours of the day to speak on your business’s behalf, and they shouldn’t be a Debbie Downer. Hiring someone who is miserable or anti-social isn’t going to get you anywhere. They should have a good, happy, and uplifting personality and be willing to talk to you anytime about anything related to your business website.
This quality is extremely important because it is directly related to the future of your website and potentially your business. Your web designer should have some sort of digital arts background, not just a technology degree. They should have the passion and skills to make your website gorgeous and full of life. You want your website to speak to individual customers as well as appeal to them, so your web developer should have the talents to achieve those goals. They should be creative, original, and imaginative before you consider hiring them for your web design.
My name is Roxanne Fischer and I am a professional web developer. I have been working with web designer companies for years, including vivogroup, and I know what it takes to be a decent web designer.