Digital marketing has proven itself to be one of the best marketing strategies.
It is fast and much more effective than the rest. There are countless types of online digital marketing available for businesses. But we do not recommend that all businesses indulge in all of these types. Some businesses do a lot better through SEO marketing than PPC whereas others do better with social media than email marketing.
The best method to figure out which one will be better for your business and your financial budget is to consult someone who can analyze your business, audience, market and niche to determine the best plan for you!
Having a properly designed website is the most important step in digital marketing of a business. If your company has an old, poorly built website, then please go get a new one for such websites give a very bad impression about the company.
No matter how well established your company is the very first impression your customers get of you is through your website. So make sure it gives the right image!
Making a graphically vibrant website with the correct information can be a very painstaking process. Most of all, choosing the right web design company for your company’s website is extremely crucial. And for that, you will have to do a bit of homework!
Follow these three simple steps in order to make a good website for your company:
- Establishment of Goals
- Determining the budget
- Choosing the right website services providers
Establish Your Goals
Before you start your “web-design company hunt” it is better to sit for a while and establish a list of goals for the website. Why does your company need it, and how will this website affect your company’s progress? Answers to these questions are important, so that you know what to expect from your website.
Take your time and answer each and every question that comes to your mind on the same lines. Furthermore, these are some of those questions your web design company will ask you too. Once you have this sorted out, you won’t have to worry about what sort of a web designer you require, because everything would be crystal clear in front of you!
Determine Your Budget
How much money can your company afford to spend on this website? Website design costs vary within a range of $100 to $100,000 depending on what goals you have set up for this website. Know your spending budget before going to the web designer. And once you’ve done that, don’t ever tell your web designer what your budget is!
Pick a Web Design Company
Your choice of a web design company is a very important step. Take your time to investigate all of your options. Here are some important items to consider.
Design vs. Build - Depending on the outreach of your company and its website, you might want to consult two website designers. There is a difference between building a website and designing a website. Building is a highly technical process whereas designing is a creative one. It might be that one designer is good at “building” whereas the other one is great at “designing”.
Many advertisement firms specialize in creatively designing the websites whereas they might not be good in terms of development. So make sure, you keep both aspects in mind when making the right decision.
Evaluate Experience - Has the web designer you have chosen for your website had any experience in making the type of website you want? Has this design company had any experience working with the same industry? This is one of the considerations you would have to take, because this affects the web design a lot. Do not hesitate to ask the company these questions.
Review the Portfolio - A well-established web design company would have a maintained record of websites it has created in the past. In other words they would have a website “portfolio”. Ask them for the links to those websites. Once they do give you the links, scroll through the websites carefully. Do you like what they’ve created? Would you want your website to be designed the same way?
Compare Prices - Don’t just go to one web designer. Visit a few web designing companies who you think are capable enough to design your company’s website. Once you’ve listed down the top five firms, compare their prices. Which one of them would be most suitable for your requirements and be economical for your company too. Be rational: even if you can afford any kind of service, don’t squander money on something you do not need.
Just remember, there are numerous web designers nationwide who could fight for your business! So be choosy! If a web designer dismissed any of your queries and concerns, take your business elsewhere! Trust me, you have the right to do so!
Brendan Egan is a digital marketing guru and runs a successful marketing business as well. His company, Simple SEO Group, provides all kinds of marketing services online. To contact Brendan or find out about the services, please visit SimpleSEOGroup.com.