Alright, so you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your website – kudos to you! But with so many website designers out there, how do you find ‘The One’? While I’m totally up for the job (wink, wink), let’s get serious and explore what you should consider when selecting a website designer.
First, decide where you want your website built, whether it’s Showit, Shopify, or another platform. Ensure your designer is a pro with that choice. Personally, I favor Showit because it’s code-free. But ask me to code a website from scratch and you’ll see me run for the hills! Also, check out each platform’s recommended designers; Showit, for instance, has its official design partners.
Designers often have a niche – photographers, creatives, service providers, e-commerce etc. Go for a designer who knows your industry like the back of their hand. Sure, some may take on other projects for the cash, but ideally, you want someone who’s aced projects just like yours.
Figure out your budget for the website design project and make sure the designer you select aligns with your financial plan. Remember, good work often comes at a price, so aim for that sweet spot between quality and affordability.
Before making contact with a designer, it’s essential to take a look at their portfolio and ensure that their work resonates with you. Each designer will have a distinctive style, and you’ll need to figure out if it aligns with your vision.
Honestly, who doesn’t read reviews these days? Dive into what previous clients have to say about the designer’s work. A solid track record of happy customers is a green light. Typically, you can find reviews for designers on Google, Facebook, and on their own website.
Once you’ve done your detective work and the designer has made the cut, reach out for a chat. Jump on a call with them to talk about your project and get a feel for how you click. It’s like a first date, but for your website!
Remember, your website is your first impression on potential customers. Investing in a skilled designer isn’t just an expense; it’s an investment in your brand’s success. A talented designer combines aesthetics and functionality, creating a captivating and effective online presence that can boost brand recognition, customer trust, and business growth. Consider your website your digital first impression – make it a memorable one!