2023 is a great year for digital business. Since everybody is shifting their game to online business, having a web is important to generate sales. Some of us have knowledge of building a website, but how about who doesn't? They will definitely be looking for a web designer/developer to accomplish this. Before you employ/hire a web designer/developer, there are some tips that you can focus on
- Type of Website
- Website Content
- Ideas, Website Features and Functions
- Your Business Information
- Hosting Company
- Know Your Budget
Type of Website
Your business will determine what kind of your website will be. Make sure you know the type of website that you want to create to brief the freelancer/agency easily.
After deciding on your website, it is important to have all the necessary content for the website. Some web designers may charge you for content writing. Here's the list that you should be ready for before contacting your agency/freelancer.
- Name of Business, Phone Number, Email
- Logo, Product Image, Descriptions
Ideas, Website Features and Functions
List out all the ideas that you have for your business but don't over the listing. Let the designer/developer know what kind of elements & functions need to implement on your web. Changes during the development may increase the cost & the delivery of website may be late than expected. It's better to explain in detail like show a slide of PowerPoint to make sure the designer/developer does not under-deliver. Plus it's a win-win situation for both parties
Your Business Information
It's important to have complete information about your business. The designer/developer will be more understanding of what type of niche your site will be. Tell them what you need on your website and why you need it. Business information such as:
- Company vision & mission
- Products/services that you company providing
- Explanation of each products/services
- Flow of business process
- Contact information
Choosing to host is important as it can help load a website faster, more secure, stable connectivity, prevent hackers, heavy traffic & more...
There are many ways you can choose your website host company. But in this article, I will be telling how you will be charged for hosting that obviously will be billed monthly/annually by the designer/developer.
- Designer/developer will choose to host for you and charged on the invoiced monthly or annually - basically, a designer/developer will provide web maintenance in the invoice
- Choose & buy hosting yourself and provide login credentials to your designer/developer
Know Your Budget
After doing all the steps above, you can set a range of your own budget for the website. This way, the designer/developer can easily provide quotations at the best price for your site. Don't expect the website will be cheap as you think. There are much more elements that need to be considered based on the experience of the designer/developer such as clean design, responsiveness, SEO friendly, good SEO score, fast load site, site security & more.