Your website is the most important advertising tool you have to market your business. It only makes sense that you want to choose the best designer to build the face of your online marketing reputation, right? With so many web developers and freelancers available at the click of your finger, it can get frustrating deciding where to start and who to choose. Here are six tips on how to choose a good web designer.
- Pick a web designer with a strong portfolio.
One of the first things you should look into when searching for a web designer is if they have a strong portfolio. Do they have a wide variety of work from different industries? Is their work showing the latest and most modern design techniques like responsive (mobile friendly) design? Or, does each website look the same with similar colors, layouts, and images?
Iceberg Web Design has developed more than 250 websites since our business was incorporated in 2005 and we showcase a selection of our recent work on our portfolio at all times. We take a lot of time to stay up to date on the latest and greatest website trends to ensure our clients get a professional and up to date website that is above their competition. We take pride in making custom website layouts for each individual client to satisfy their needs and wants. While incorporating colors that go well with your logo, you can guarantee nobody else will have a unique design like yours!
- Ask how long they have been in business
Another important thing you want to look into is how long they’ve been in business for. Are they just starting up? Do they just do freelance work? Or have they been in business for over a decade?
Iceberg Web Design has been in business since 2005 and we have a strong reputation and client base to prove that we aren’t going anywhere. In fact, Iceberg will be rolling out new services in the next few weeks… stay tuned!
- Make sure your web design company is open during business hours
Is the web design company you’re looking into available during business hours? Are you getting a fast response on questions? Is someone in the office at all times? By asking these questions, you will get a good idea of what type of business this is. If they’re only responding to you on the weekends and evenings, you can assume that they do website development on their free time. You want to make sure that the company you choose to build your website is available during business hours and that they will get back to you in a timely matter, if any issues arise.
Iceberg Web Design is a full time website development firm and we work a set schedule of 9:00am- 4:00pm on weekdays. We take pride in getting back to customer’s questions usually within the same couple of hours and we are always available by phone or e-mail for questions or concerns. This is our full time job!
- Choose a web designer with a strong backbone and support system
I’ve see this happen so many times in the past where a business owner invests a lot of money into a website development firm only to have them disappear a few months later. It’s extremely important to make sure that the web design company you’re going to work with has a strong backbone and support system. So, how can you tell?
Iceberg Web Design has just entered our tenth year of business in May and we have a strong reputation and client base to prove that we won’t bail on you! We have strong in-house website development experience, and we have a network of additional qualified developers and designers that we can pull in on a project if needed. We also have a 24/7 support network monitoring our hosting severs to ensure that everything remains operational for our clients. Whatever website development firm you go with, make sure you know their history and where they’re heading.
- Make sure your designer asks questions to get to know you and your business
Another important thing to keep in mind is to make sure the web design company is really taking the time to get to know you, your business, your business goals, and what you want your website to do for you. If they are not asking these types of questions, do they really care about your business needs and what you are looking for in a website? The consultation should be all about you and your business!
Iceberg Web Design offers free consultations where we get to know about you, your business, your business goals, and what you want your website to do for you. We then give you a brief history class (don’t worry there isn’t an exam after) about Iceberg’s history, showcase some of our work and then we go over in detail which package would be right for you and you leave with an exact quote on what your project would cost. Most times you even walk out with a free coffee!
- Don’t choose the cheapest quote you can get.
I know that there are several different website development companies out there and in return there are several hundred more quotes you could get for your project. One other thing to keep in mind when looking for a good web designer is what type of quote they give you. Are they giving you the cheapest quote just to get your business or will that package really give you want you need?
Iceberg Web Design has several different packages, and we also offer custom quotes. It’s in our best interest to give you the website that will fulfill your business and online business needs. We know how important your website is to you and we only want to provide our clients with the best website possible.
Are you ready to see what Iceberg Web Design has to offer you?
Your website is the most important advertising tool your business has and you certainly don’t want it to be the last impression a prospective client has of you. With our strong work ethics, client base, and history we have a great reputation! We offer free consultations and would love the opportunity to get to know you, your business, and how we can help.
Contact Amiann at 763-301-0442 today to get started!