MARCH, 2018 / By Mahlia Simpson
9 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE CHOOSING A WEBSITE COMPANY
Having a website that is well designed, informative, fully functioning and easy to use, is one of the most valuable assets you can have in your business. It can be the difference between success and failure, and the difference between you and your competitors.
When you’re ready to choose a website company to bring your business to life and help it flourish, these are the questions you need to ask.
1. Will my website be custom designed?
Sometimes, companies will custom design websites, other times they will work with a pre-existing template. The advantage of a custom designed website is having a site that is tailored specifically to your company’s needs and wishes.
When you have decided on the direction you would like your website to take, the development team at Web Force 5 will craft you an ideal custom website design that’s simple to use and will ensure a unique website for you and your business.
2. What steps are involved in building my website?
When choosing a website company, you want to be aware of the turnaround time involved, and what the process is.
At Web Force 5 there are nine easy steps to building your website which will have you up and running in no time at all.
3. Will I be able to have input into my web design?
You want to establish in your initial consultation the aesthetics, needs, wants, and vision that you have for your website. You need a website company that engages with you, who asks you a lot of questions about your business and truly wants to get an overall feel of what your business is all about; the goals that you want to achieve through your website.
4. How will my website be managed and by whom?
You want to ensure that you know exactly who is crafting and managing your website. You don’t want to be in a position where the website company you choose is outsourcing the work to a third party, making the communication process difficult. You want to be working with the web design company directly. You want them to feel like a partner in your business.
At Web Force 5, their in-house team - based in Australia - will work with you directly on your website requirements, from the initial consultation, right through to executing the website, and managing the content on the site while it’s live. Your dedicated account manager will be there to guide you through the entire process.
5. What services are available to me?
It’s important to understand up front what the website company can offer you. Aside from web design, do they look after web development, copywriting, SEO and so on?
Web Force 5 offers an array of website design services, as well as utilizing their team to implement strategies such as SEO, Google AdWords, and social media marketing which will all attract traffic to your page.
6. Will I be able to update the website myself?
You want to ensure the website company that you choose uses a content management system, allowing for updates to your website.
Web Force 5 has developed an easy to use website content management system which will allow you to write your own content if you wish, or they can offer professional in-house writers who can take care of this for you, and craft SEO-friendly copy.
You don’t need to be technically savvy to use this software - You’ll find it a breeze!
7. How are your services priced?
No one likes getting surprised with unexpected bills! So, in your initial consultation, make sure you ask for all costs up front. Initial set up, ongoing maintenance, and so on.
Web Force 5 provides affordable website design with a fully transparent quoting tool that ensures there are no hidden costs.
8. Do you use CRM Software?
CRM software will be a critical asset to your business. You want to ensure the website company you select uses a CRM solution as it will allow you to nurture relationships with existing clients, bring back the old ones, and source new business.
Web Force 5 offers you fully integrated, easy to use customer management. They have a ground-breaking system in place that allows you a platform to access all of your customer details in once place, anytime, anywhere. You can import and export client data, upload files to your client records, never forget an important date with email reminders, customize a database - all without the hassle of spreadsheets!
9. Do you offer a mobile responsive website option?
Mobile website design is imperative. Many people rely on their handheld devices to access websites. You want responsive technology, so your website adapts how it looks to suit a range of devices, including tablets and mobile phones.
Web Force 5 is always one step ahead of the game and provides high quality responsive website development for its clients.
Whilst there are a lot of choices in the market which can make selecting a website company a difficult task, just remember it’s important that you select a professional website development company with a great track record that shares YOUR vision for bringing your business to life through your website.
Get in touch with the friendly and knowledgeable team at Web Force 5 today and see what they can do for you.