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Finding A Professional Web Designer

Finding A Professional Web Designer

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If you want to do business online, you are going to need to have a good-looking, functional website. However, if you don’t know web design, it can be tough. That is especially the case if you want to add different features to your site, such as a shopping cart. You may need to hire a professional web designer.

If you are a small business owner, you might not want to do that. You may think you don’t have the budget, and you may think that you don’t want to spend the money. However, think about these two things. First, do you think that Bill Gates designed the entire Microsoft website? Chances are, he did not.

The second question to ask yourself is whether you want to be seen as a professional company or not. Professional companies use professionals. One of the signs of a leader is that he knows where he is weak, and surrounds himself with those who are strong in the areas where he is not. If you want to have a true professional presence on the web, you may very well need a pro.

After deciding that you do want to use a professional web designer, you need to think about what that means to you. A lot of small business owners try to cut costs by hiring a designer who will design their site for less than . That is not always going to be the right thing to do. Sit down and make a list of the features you want, and understand that sometimes things cost a bit more than you expect–especially quality.

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While that is the case, you do need to consider your budget. If you don’t have the money for the most expensive designer out there, you don’t have the money. Don’t bankrupt your business to get a splashy looking site. Be sensible, and remember that your business is much more than the web site.

When you have thought about all of those things, it’s time to start looking for your web designer. The Internet is such a great thing, because it saves you time. You need not have a formal meeting with web designer after web designer. You can just hop over to their sites and get an idea of what they have to offer by looking through their portfolio. Actually, their entire site is a calling card for the kind of looks they can put together. Browse their site and their portfolio to see if you like their style. You should be able to see testimonials or reviews on their site. If they aren’t there, call and ask about some.

Narrow down your choices and talk to a few designers. If you communicate well and think that they have a clear undertanding of what you want, you might have found yourself a designer.

It need not be a difficult thing for you to find the right web designer for you. You just need to make sure that you heed the tips here, so that you don’t forget anything. A good web designer can make your site flawless, so make sure you choose someone great.


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Comments

    • Larrys mlmtips
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    Your own video is crystal clear and factual upon this theme. Pretty helpful
    video recording concerning Website design.

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    • Roxanne Reyes
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    Mike awesome website! If I’m starting out as a web designer and write up a
    contract with a client, do you require half the payment up front and the
    rest later? I just don’t want to get ripped off and feel mad afterwards.
    What’s your opinion about contracts?

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    • CheekyRektangle
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    a question :
    I make a design and develop it to code it and it’s done
    the next step more likly would be fill in content should I make the content
    or should the client give me the content that he wants on his web page ?

    edit: with content i mean like information about the company services and
    stuff

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    • Jrich Richards
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    Hi Mike, what’s your take on doing a 6 month contract job working with a
    recruiter?

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    • Dustin Silva
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    Thanks for this Mike, great info.

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    • Magalie Zola
    • February 24, 2015
    Reply

    reallyreally interesting first time i find everything in one video .. can
    we have the template of ur contract?? please??

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    • seekdestroy16
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    What if you make your client sign a contract and they still dont pay up?.

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    • Robert Long
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    I think client’s are willing to pay more if the quality is better, or at
    least seems to be a better deal, which is all up to the salesmen. It’s
    fine being a designer, but if you can’t sell yourself, which is what you
    are doing, then you should hire someone that can or get a partner that can
    sell. I’ve been building sites for 16 years now and I have noticed a drop
    in prices, however if you add more features and quality you can still get
    10k for a website. I also sell leads if anyone is interested let me know,
    they are very high-quality.

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    • etheraofficial
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Really nice video, it has helped a lot. I’ve always wonder what sort of
    price range I should be looking for in my design contracts. I only
    disagree with the contract part when you said you might not write a
    contract for some clients. Even if you trust them, you can never be too
    certain, in my view ? You are lucky if you never had trouble with any of
    your clients by skipping the contract sometimes.

    Anyways, that was instructive :)

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    • Leonardo Cunha
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Nice!
    Thanks for sharing your opinion with us.

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    • sten360
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    lol I’m somewhat of a beginner but I could only wish for 500$ per job.
    There’s so many webdesigners around these days and people tend to value web
    stuff extremely low.

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    • agenthelios1
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    How do you land $2500/ 5 pager clients? All these designers are lowballing
    and driving down prices. Clients expect to pay cheap junk and get awesome
    sites (not gonna happen) How do you deal with all the idiot lowballer
    designers who are making it hard for real ones?

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    • Damion James
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Very informative stuff. From experience, it takes that first project that
    makes it the last time with underpricing projects. Nice vid!

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    • Dreighen
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    School starts tomorrow! On my way to getting my AA in web development and
    design

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    • Gazman997
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    how long do you spend on one client building the website?

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    • Mohammed Ansari
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Thanks a lot Sir……………

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    • KY Mobile Media
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Do you usually do a monthly recurring revenue? I like to get all customers
    on a monthly recurring hosting and maintenance commission so that I can
    have that guaranteed income each month.

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    • messianicrogue
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    Keep in mind, clients pay for skill and expertise. Its not something
    everyone can do / has the time to do. A website is a full time sales and
    marketing employee for a business that works 24 / 7 365. We’re in the
    business of making other peoples businesses look better, have more appeal,
    be easier to interact with and bring in cash / goodwill for them. You
    should charge accordingly.

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    • Sean Jamshidi
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    like your videos, but you never lower your price offer just to get the job,
    you only lower your price only and only when the job deliverables are
    lowered.

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    • Johnny Bravado
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    those site builders are very generic templates your style and skill makes
    it easy to compete

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    • Archzed
    • February 25, 2015
    Reply

    thank you very much

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