You’re finally ready to take the big step: It’s time to get a website for your small business, or to get a major refresh of your old site.
And so… now what?
Let’s assume you’ve already tackled the first problem: You know you need this thing built for you. You don’t have time to become a self-taught website designer. Neither do most of your peers. 54% of small businesses outsource website and graphic design, according to the WASP Barcode 2016 State of Small Business Report.
But that’s just the first of many issues. For instance, what do you want to have done? How much will it cost? Where will you find this designer? How will you tell if they’re good or not? Those are awesome questions to start with, we’ll be expanding on them later.
I was having a discussion with a friend of mine on how the web design market in Uganda is filled with so much garbage and how it is hard to find a web design company in Uganda that will offer all their sincere efforts to a client’s customers in order to allow a bespoken website for them that could put them beyond competition. The website maintenance services that are meant to re-size and alter the a company website with expressive images, relevant contents and internal link analysis.
The market is filled with armature especially fresh self-made designers and the Website designing experts who are efficient enough in redefining the overall architecture of the business websites of their clients in highly innovative manner are over shadowed by those who offer a cheap service service in pretense to deliver the same.
On occasional Burt Systems has signed a client who has had bad comments for web developers in Uganda. The client’s work is often not finished in time or sometimes left unfinished, the site’s content sometimes is thrown all over the pages, updating the website is always a hustle since you always have to call the developer to get your content online and the graphics often look like a 2 minute word document. So such a client trusting another to re-dedsign his work at a higher cost than what the first developer did is a hustle.
Get a company that will deliver and offer clients;
• A Website with Easy visitor navigation
• Affordable e-business, expenditure
• Cost-effective, eye-catching and user friendly websites
And this involves finding out their previous works, checking out their portfolio or sometime asking for a demonstration site. be careful when a developer offers to design your site at a very low or cheaper price than what the market offers. Know your budget and find a designer who will work around your budget and at the same time offer great impressions, delivering and exceeding your expectations.
What do you want to have done? How much will it cost? Where will you find this web design company? How will you tell if they’re good or not?
They’re all really good questions. Here’s how to answer them:
Knowing the scope of the work helps you figure out what a realistic budget should be. It’s also critical for choosing which website design company to hire. For instance, if you’re a very small local business (aka a “micro business”), you may only need a six-page website. These basic pages might be enough:
That’s one lean website, but if you’re just starting out and you don’t have a big budget, it’s a great first step.
Or maybe you already have a basic website like that, but it’s old and not mobile-friendly. Say you want to add a simple blog, a couple more product pages, and give the whole thing a new look.
Whatever you want for your business website design, write it down. Think about it for a bit. Ask your employees or your peers what they think about your website. Or even better – ask a few of your customers what they think of your new website.
From all that input, write a short list of must-do, must-have things. Be really specific about what you want done. Write it all down. You’re basically writing out what you want the designer to do.
It’s okay to “steal” elements you like from other websites for your own site.
Want to assure your success even more? Spend an hour or two looking through websites that are similar to yours or in a complementary niche.
Make detailed notes about what you like about these sites. See a contact page you love? A typeface you want to use? Make a note of it and capture the link.
You’ll be capturing concrete, actionable information for your web design company as you do this. It’ll cut down the time it takes to create your site, and thus reduce your costs by a lot. It’s also one of the best ways to ensure you end up with a site you’ll really like.
Chat with Burt on +256 705 357886for a quick free consult on your next web design project.