5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Web Designer - Part 1

5 Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Web Designer – Part 1

The backbone of your business marketing is your branding.  Without a strong, memorable brand, you are marketing something that few people will understand or recognise, and unfortunately, branding isn’t that simple. Your brand is made up of everything that people see, feel, or think when it comes to your business; therefore, branding your business contains numerous elements.

One of the most effective elements in your branding is your website, and unless you are a graphic designer, marketing expert, and web developer all rolled into one, chances are you will have to hand the important task of designing and building your website over to experts.  However, before you do, there are some things that you need to consider.  Over the next few weeks we will cover those issues; and hope that you find the information useful.

Over the next 5 weeks. we will talk about the Benefits of a Good Web Designer and  Elements of a Good Website, Web Design Mistakes to Avoid, What to Expect from a Good Web Designer and finally How to Choose the Right Website Designer

1. Benefits of a Good Web Designer

While it might be tempting to go with a bargain-basement web design deal, or to use a free template for your web design needs, you really can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to web design.  There are many ways in which good web design can benefit your business. Equally, there are also many more ways that bad design can damage your business too. Read on to learn more about the benefits of good web design:

Branding

A good web design will represent your business brand and help bring it to life.  Poor design on the other hand will work against your brand, as it will be generic and forgettable, which will cost your business money in the long run.

Professional image

If you don’t hire a web professional to design your website then the important branding elements of your website could end up looking sloppy or amateurish.  Is that the message that you want to send to potential customers?

Adaptability

Good web design takes into account the inevitable need to adapt.  Over time, you will need to update your website (you really should make regular efforts to keep your website up-to-date, for your visitors and the search engines) to keep it functional and relevant.  Good design means that your website is created with adaptability in mind, so that you don’t have to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch just to keep up with the times.

Next week, we will talk about the Elements of a Good Website and how important each element is to attract visitors to your website and keep them interested and engaged.

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