Editor’s Note: This infographic will give you a brief highlight on How to Hire a Web Designer. If you need any clarifications, feel free to ask in the comments below and we’ll follow up, and point you in the right direction.
Hiring a web designer is tough, especially if you’re non-technical. We’ve already addressed a few mistakes to avoid when hiring a web design/development company, now let’s discuss how to hire a web designer and what you should consider before and after hiring one.
Without even looking at the infographic, the single biggest piece of advice I can give you on your search for a web designer is to talk to someone you trust. If you have friends who work in design/development, ask them. Or even if you just know a few small businesses in town, ask them where they got their website done and what their experience was. And remember, a website isn’t the magic pill. Most businesses don’t actually need a new website, they want revenue. If you’re a restaurant, that means having a mobile website with an easy to access menu, hours (including happy hour!), and a link to Google Maps. Yet, most restaurants don’t have that information – let alone a mobile website! If you’re providing a service (eg. plumbers, lawyers, etc.) you want your website optimized for more calls, thus leading to more revenue.
Before jumping into the infographic, let’s start with 3 takeaways:
- Hiring a web designer doesn’t have to be expensive anymore. What use to cost thousands of dollars can be exceptionally done with even a modest budget of $1000 utilizing a popular CMS like WordPress. For me personally, while I can design a website down to the button, I often recommend WordPress to most businesses as a means to launch a beautiful website within a week. As a matter of fact, it’s what this website is built on.
- Don’t get stuck on the design – While having a website is imperative, there’s a point of diminishing returns when we’re talking strictly design. If you want users to convert, your copywriting on the page is much more important. Focusing on little things like the color of a button is like asking, “What color socks should I wear on a date?” Focus on the big things…
- Think About Mobile – Especially if you’re a local small business that counts on driving customers through the door. Most web design designers today offer responsive design, which aims to create a perfect user experience whether the visitor is on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
If you have any questions, we can help you make the right decision. We don’t just create websites, we create value. It doesn’t matter if you’re local to Las Vegas, or on another continent. We can help you launch a beautiful, yet affordable website. And remember, web design is just a small part of what we do. We’d be more than happy to offer advice with SEO and digital marketing, there are many things you can do yourself, that are free and effective. If you need a nudge in the right direction feel free to drop us a line at support [at] sorianomedia.com, or (702) 763-1736.