In today’s world, your company website is an essential tool to any business marketing plan. It doesn’t matter whether you’re selling products or soliciting services. A carefully executed internet marketing plan can produce a huge return on your marketing campaign.
Knowing that your website is a critical tool for your business, don’t you think it is equally important to take the time to carefully research your options for who will design, develop, market, and manage your site? In today’s web design industry, there are several design firms that offer different types of services. So how do you determine the right company for the job? The answer falls into a two-step process.
The first step is to determine your company’s goals and objectives in developing the website by asking yourself these types of questions:
- Who is my target market?
- How do I want to brand my website?
- How many pages do I need for my site?
- What programming features do I need for my site?
- What is my timeline for my website?
- What kind of return on investment do I expect from the site and how will I measure it?
Once you have set your company’s goals and objectives, it is time to search for a web design company that will help you achieve them for you. When searching for a web design company, you should consider the follow information:
The web design firm you select should have some history of developing and marketing websites. If the firm is well established and successful, they should be able to provide you a portfolio of their previous work. They also should be able to provide you a list of testimonials and references.
The services the company offers is very important when choosing a web development firm. You want to make sure you choose a company that provides a multitude of web designs and development expertise (i.e., Graphic Design, Web Development, Search Engine Optimization, Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, etc). You do not want to find yourself working with several different company’s to complete your website.
Customer Service & Support
Every business has one thing in common; they depend on “customers” to be successful. If you have found a web development firm that has ample work experience and references, then chances are you have found a company that provides great services and support.
Price is always a concern for every business owner – especially if you are just starting out. Searching for the best price is important but be aware that you will usually get what you pay for – especially in the web development industry. That is why it is important to take the cost and measure it against the company’s work experience, services, and support.
In conclusion, if you create realistic website goals and objectives and match those to the services that a web development firm provides, your setting yourself up for success.
At TheeDesign we try to provide the best service, the highest quality design, an all-inclusive marketing plan, consulting, and the best support possible at a price that allows us to do great work for our clients.