Many of us need to properly work with web designers. However, there are mistakes that we may do and this could cost us a lot of money.
- We don’t determine our budget: In this case, it is important that we are able to set aside budget for our business. It means that we won’t be able to properly prepare our website. Website should be considered as our modern day storefront. It means that we need to allocate enough money to build our online store. Web developers are similar to construction contractors and web designers are similar to interior designers. We will need to pay for ongoing site updates and we could consider this similar to regular maintenance. There are cases when we don’t have enough budgets for our website and we should be aware that it is important to update webpages easily. With specified budget, we should make sure that we are able to get a nice clean site.
- We don’t find good professionals: Just like when building our physical stores, it is also important to look for reliable developers and designers. In this case, we should look at our favourite websites and we need to design things properly. We could come across neighbours who are willing to set up our website, so it is not necessary hire full-fledged developers and designers. In fact, our relatives could do this for free in their free time. But, we could fool ourselves into thinking that the boy next door is a real computer whiz. In this case, they could create a website for free and it is possible that they won’t be able to establish long-term presence with us. Most of the time, it is much better to provide steady payment, even if these people are our relatives and friends. This will ensure their long-term commitment and even if they are unable to fully committed, they will stop asking for payments. It is still acceptable to get help from neighbours or friends, but we should know whether they are self taught or professional trained, just messing around or fully committed. Web design tasks could require many hours to complete and we couldn’t rely on people to help us for free all the time.
- We don’t get quotes: We should know about the real costs of web design. Web designers could require a significant amount of payment, depending on their level of expertise and experience. In this case, they often build us a system, instead of some basic pages with logo and a few contents. A system will include some complex mechanisms, such as store catalogue, shopping cart, database and others. We should be able to add more and more options to our website. In fact, good designers are able to set up a modular construction, so it is possible for us to incorporate new modules easily with much less effort. Every web designer is different and they have unique skills and specialties. Freelance web designers are also more affordable than firmly established design agencies.