September 19, 2017 | Digital
It’s very common these days for businesses to hire a dedicated web design and development team to build their website for them, to ensure their online presence has a professional platform from which their content, products, and services can flourish. However, hiring the wrong team for the job can be costly in both time and money. Before selecting the right team to work with you, check these 5 boxes, that we’ve conveniently compiled for you here.
Check their credentials
Do some a research into the team and check out their credentials. What kind of websites and apps have they created up until now, and what kind of quality are they? How long do they usually take on a project? By looking into these things it will help you decide whether they are the right team for you.
Chat things through
Going a step further with your research, talk to the teams you have in mind before you make a final decision. By chatting with the team, you will be able to get a better idea of whether you both share the same vision, and can get a better understanding of their approach to a project like yours.
Consider teams further afield
It’s very inviting, for various reasons, to only consider local web design teams for the job. This can be very limiting, and as a result, you may find yourself compromising your business for the sake of keeping it local. Look beyond your locale to get the full scope of what’s on offer, as the range of choice is wide, and a more suitable team for your particular business might be lying further afield.
Compare all options
Similarly, don’t limit yourself to just one option. Contact as many teams as you feel may be suitable. When you’ve chatted with each of them, compare notes, and work out who is going to be best for you in terms of time, money, style, and not forgetting personality compatibility. There’s nothing worse than being locked into a project financially, only to realise you can’t hack the person you’re working with.
Avoid fixed prices
Building a website or app is a type of project in which the variables change from one business to another, depending on their specific requirements. On that note, the quote you are given should reflect that, and should be in relation to the work in hand, as opposed to a fixed price.
By checking all these boxes you should be able to find the right team for you – a team that is going to give you top quality at an affordable price, and who understands your business and what it needs in an attractive, functional, and successful website.
At J B Cole, we offer advanced WordPress design from a friendly and highly experienced team. If you would like to chat about your website needs, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear from you and help your business realise its potential.