Episode 143 - How to hire and work with a website designer
Jun 10, 2018
Discuss the questions you should ask, how the process works, and what you should have when the project is over.
- Before you start the search
- Look at some websites to determine what you like
- Use What Runs Plugin to see what others are using to create their site
- Ask who built those sites
- Red Flags
- All accounts should be in your name and you should have access to them, including domain and hosting
- Home brewed servers
- Completely custom built sites
- No contract
- No deadlines
- The claim to be high end, but have no portfolio to start
- Misses deadlines consistently
- No "How I work document"
- Does not understand conversion
- Cannot give you a specific answer to how the changes will help your business
- Is very negative toward the system you want to use without specifics.
- Things to consider
- Do you understand what you need to do to make the project work?
- Do they give advice on how to make it better?
- Do they understand your industry or show the ability to learn quickly?
- Do they show genuine concern for your business?
- Do you think it would be fun to work with them?
- How will you collaborate?
Check out some of the web designers we love
Joey Berrios @ WP Tech Services
Lena Elizer @ Lena Elizer Designs who created our logo and original site.
Jonathan Guenther @ MPWR Design
Pamela Dale @ Pamela Dale International INC. who is working on our first sales funnel
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