Questions to Ask When Searching for a Web Designer
1. How much experience do you have?
Though it’s not necessarily a bad thing if the designer you’re speaking to has only been creating websites for a year or two, industry experience can be incredibly valuable. Look for designers or firms who have five or more years of experience.
2. How will your design help me reach my goals?
This question to ask a website designer requires the designer to talk specifically about how they can help your business. This is where someone who is approaching your design from the standpoint of “I only want to make money” may stumble. They may promise something vague, like increased sales because your site looks so good, or may not be able to answer the question at all!
On the other hand, a web designer who is approaching the project with the mindset of “I want to help you succeed” will be able to answer this question with confidence, pointing out how the suggested features of your website design will lend themselves to the business goals you want to meet. Don’t be afraid to ask for specifics, because a credible designer will certainly be able to give them.
3. How long will it take to design my website?
There is no right answer to this, but you will know what you want to hear. If you are on a time crunch and the web designer’s answer is “six months,” you should look for a web design firm with more resources that can better accommodate your needs.
7. How many revisions are you willing to make?
The answer to this should be similar to “as many as it takes.” Reputable web designers do not limit the number of revisions, charge you for more than a set number of revisions to your website design in the initial stages, or tell you that something can’t be revised. As the customer, you must be happy with the final product, after all!