We are in the digital age and while your inventory management, staff, and storefront are all very important assets to your company, websites are proving themselves to be indispensable to small and large companies. What makes these websites so crucial to the success or failure of business is that they allow you to brand your product/service, attract customers, distribute and store information as well as manage your contacts and projects. That’s why choosing the right WordPress Designer for building your WordPress site can be an important decision to make for a startup or an established business. In this blog post we will discuss some of the key factors to consider when you make the decision to hire a WordPress Designer.
Look For Local WordPress Designer
Find and Deal with a company that is local. Instead of handing your project to an unknown company without knowing who will work on your project, make sure your get to know your WordPress Designer by having a meeting face-to-face if possible. You can get a good sense if the WordPress Designer you are meeting with is someone that you would feel comfortable handing your vision of your business over to them and delivering on everything you ask for and more.
Ask for References
An experienced and professional WordPress designer can easily provide real customer testimonials and references. Both Facebook and Google are the best sources for reviews since it is very difficult to generate reviews on those sites which over the years is becoming something a lot of companies are doing, unfortunately.
Check out their Portfolio
Like with any other job that you would be hiring for you should ask to see their portfolio of work that they have completed. A good WordPress designer should be able to provide real examples of work that have been successfully completed. This point is especially true for designers because in other aspects of work it’s a question of if someone can move this thing (x) to point (y). WordPress Designers are different because they all have their different design philosophy or design style that they like and the last thing you would want is to hire a very creative WordPress Designer and then ask them to build a corporate website and vice versa.
Transparency in Invoicing
No one and I mean no one likes getting a bill for something after the fact when they were not told explicitly that beforehand. It is important that your WordPress designer has a comprehensive process for keeping you up to date about his billable time and what has been achieved or done under a predefined timeframe. They should outline the work and line items with their associated rates in order to provide a transparent picture of what you are paying for. One last thing that I would like to talk about is hosting and setting up emails. At TPrimmz we think a little differently and don’t believe in charging you for hosting or setting up emails. We believe that if we are building a website for you and then charge you extra for those things mentioned above we don’t feel like we are being an honest/good business.
Quick Response Time
When it comes to hiring a reliable WordPress designer, make sure that you get timely responses to your emails. A lot of WordPress designers are engaged in multiple projects with many clients at the same time, so they cannot always provide a quick response. However, depending on what your needs are a good rule of thumb is to make sure that it takes no longer than 24 hours for a response back to your question or request. If you see this to not be the trend for that WordPress designer chances are it’s not going to get better when you start working together.
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