If you’re in the business world, you should know that when someone asks, “What’s your website address?” it is important to always have a URL to give. “I don’t have one yet” or “I’m working on it” are not good answers. Having a well-designed, well-established, professional looking website, always makes a good impression for any business owner.
However, it is better not to have a website at all than to have an unprofessional tacky looking website. It is important to realize that you’ll do much more harm to your business by representing your business in a less than tip top manner.
If you lack the know-how, talent, or aptitudes to create an excellent design yourself then, you can employ a professional web designer. Web designers can be quite costly, but you still should think about it carefully before deciding to cut corners. Maybe you could revise your budget or possibly try to bargain for all or part of the work to build your website.
If you have your website copy written, you can save yourself time and money. Present your web designer with the basic text and the layout of how you would like the website to look. You can also present him with some color schemes, and send links to other sites that you would like him to get inspiration from. Obviously, you don’t want to copy someone else’s site, but a few ideas can help speed the process.
Financially speaking, the more work you do in person, the better it will be, because you must note that many designers work by the hour. If you would like links in your website, inform your designer and make sure you submit them to him in the right format. Also, make sure to forward all the right photos to your web designer. They do need as much information and media as possible in order to get you exactly what you want. Most designers will edit the finished work, but unfortunately, each edit will cost you.
There are quite a few fast web design companies out today, who advertise that you can have your website up and running in an hour. However, bear in mind that most of these tools such as canned templates, are for beginners. They won’t succeed in giving you a professional looking site. If you would like a profitable website for your business, remember that image is everything; so avoid cutting costs and hire a qualified web designer.
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