Blog Post: Hiring A Developer

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes:

For your Small Business Website Design, you may have reached a point where you want to hire a Web Designer/Developer instead of venturing it on your own. If this is the case, here a few things you can do to make sure you’re well prepared to start looking for quotes:

  1. Organize Marketing Material – organize items such as your logo in both print and digital format, business cards, pamphlets, handouts, etc… into a single file/folder and be able to provide to potential hires so that they can get a general idea for your branding.
  2. Find Example Websites – compile a list of websites specific to your industry that you can show your new website developer so that he/she has an idea of your overall vision. Developers aren’t mind readers; however, a good developer will ALWAYS provide input about items such as User Experience, Design, Flow and Responsiveness of a new website. Be open to suggestion, but be sure to hold firm on what elements you know you want on your website.
  3. Compile a Sitemap – most of the time a realistic quote will bring into account the example websites (detailed above) as well as a formal list of each page you want on your new website. At this point, you can also start to compile images and begin a rough draft of your content.
  4. Ask for Quotes/Timeline – each development company will be different, but each should be able to provide you a quote and a timeline so you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.
  5. Inquire About Additional/On-going Expenses – updates, hosting, domain registration and maintenance are all part of Web Development. Make sure you clarify the expected costs for each of these items so you can be sure to budget appropriately.

Joshua Neufeld

Owner at Red Anchor Studio
At Red Anchor Studio we are dedicated to building local business! We offer high quality developments at an affordable price, and we can work to get your business online at any budget.

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