What to look out for when hiring a digital agency to build your website?
Any risk you need to be wary of? What about tips to get the best out of the working relationship to build the best website for your small business?
If you're looking to hire a Digital Agency to build your new website there are a couple of things that we would suggest you check out first.
Overall ensure you are both a good fit and that the agency you engage is invested in your success. You want your engagement with your digital agency to be a partnership, as a website will not be successful on its own. Your website needs attention and strategy to deliver results for your business.
How to determine if you are a good fit:
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If you want to hire a digital agency or web development company to build your business website. Then you must ensure that they have knowledge and experience in the same field and they are a verified member of the agency.
Also you must check their review through various freelancing platforms from where they used to get work as well as research directories like goodfirms, clutch etc so that you are sure before awarding them work.
Now if you select any agency to work with then must discuss your requirements clearly with payment and project delivery before award the job to the person.
We, Webgensis are also a Web Development Company India and have specialization in developing websites with Php, WordPress, Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, Responsive, Bootstrap, SASS, LESS, Scratch to HTML/WordPress.
So if you have any query or want to discuss a project, we are ready for it and ensure you with with our work quality.
This answer comes from my digital agency, but I think this is objective.
Firs, never buy anything from anyone withput beig able to specify it i terms of performance - you wouldn't buy a car like that so why wooud you buy a website in that way? So firstly, Get your performance specification defined for mobile and desktop and be careful t specify the Internet bandwidth in the test regime. Some agemcies will sell you on appearence and give you a website sl slow it's no damn use.
Secondly, you should have a good iea of what your website should look like - but don't be stubborn - you should make match between speed and appearence and function.
Make sure the agency doesn;t quote you an apparently great price but then you need so many 'add-ons' it costs a lot more in the end. Specify what pages and functionality you want.
If you want to maintain your website yourself, make sure it's made on Wordpress - far and away the best choice. The ask how much for 2 hours training if you need it.
Also ask if there are any annual fees for plugins when sing software. Mosrt designers will use free plugins but if you have special needs, then paid plugins should be use d- don't let your supplier fit pirate parts!
Make sure you can have twp or three iterations of the website at the quoted price - the first iteration is almost never what you thought you described!
Finally, for the actuakdesign - do speak with w designer if you are not yourself competent - you have a few seconds to capture a visitor so speed and peearence are critical.
That's just a fast mind-dump. Hope it helps you a little and best of luck to you.
PS - Final advice - NEVER let a agency bury you in geek-talk - ever! The agemcy's job is to turn your request into a website, not to teach you techno-geek!
You should always look for the portfolio, certifications (if any), and whether they are a good partner for your business for your website development project. The agency should have a clear timeline, deliverables, and offer client support even after site deployment.
Francis Kim Digital Development