It’s a lot of work to run a successful business. I mean you have product development and customer service to concern yourself with. But now you want to have your own website on top of all that.
Instead of attempting to learn everything about how to create a website all on your own, perhaps it would be a good idea if you simply hired someone to do all of the hard work for you. This will leave you with ample time to worry about the continued health and success of your business.

But how can you be sure that you’re going to get a good result for the price? Here are some tips I’m offering to you on how you can choose the right web designer for your business.

1. Check their portfolio first. These are their online references. Check to verify that their style fits the type of theme you are looking for.

2. Comparison shopping. It’s true that the prices for a web design / graphic design job can vary widely, from $50 up to $500. So go ahead and see if you’re getting what you pay for.

3. Pay only one time. Pay a onetime fee for the design of your new site. Some web design companies will want to charge you a monthly fee for the “upkeep” of your website.

4. Ask for the source files. Download all of the PSD files so you have in your possession all of the originals of any logos or other graphics designed. This is crucial in case you ever want your site design edited again.

5. Customer service. See how quickly the design company replies to all of your pre-sale questions. Do they answer them in a timely fashion?

6. Experience. Are you hiring a one man operation who is just starting out or a larger group of designers who work at a company? You’re less likely to be scammed by hiring a well known company.

7. Testimonials. Go online and do some research on the company history. Read what other clients have had to say about their work.

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