Looking to take your business online is a good way to increase potential leads, calls and sales. Having a website that people can search for to gain more information on your service and how your business operates can build brand authority in your sector. Many business owners unfortunately don’t have the time or the skillset to build a website from scratch that works correctly and looks great.
That’s why many reach out to a web design agency to build them a bespoke website that’s tailored to their business but finding the correct web design agency can be hard after-all you want someone who cares about your business and over delivers on the quality of the final result.
You can make this process a lot more simpler by following these steps on how to choose the right web design agency for your business.
A good way to find great web design agencies is to look local to you. Web design agencies have grown in popularity over the years and you’ll be able to find one that is local to you. For example if you are in the area of St. Helens, you will google ‘web design agency st. helens’ You should then get many results popping up that you can choose from.
The reason why it’s important that you first look for a local web design agency is because as a business owner not only is it rewarding to help other businesses in your area but you both understand the area and often you can build up a rapport quicker.
Once you’ve built up a list of potential web design agencies that you want to go with then you can begin to start vetting them out to decide which one is the best to move forward with on creating your website.
Once you are on their website, you can start to get an idea of the quality of websites they create. If you click on their website and it’s poorly designed and outdated, why would you want to go with a web design agency that can’t create a good website to represent their business?
Good website design agencies should be able to create a website that’s suitable for themselves, due to their being a surprise rise in web design agencies over the years there are a few companies that are really only it for a quick paycheck. You will be able to spot the warning signs for these businesses due to the lack of quality on their own website and the quality of work they produce for their clients.
If you are a businessman e.g. running a tradesman business you can search for web design agencies that specialise in creating websites inside your niche, that way you will have found someone that understands how your business works and how they can build a website that will increase your leads.
Another way to check through their quality is look on their portfolio page, often web design companies will have a page set to show off the quality of work they’ve done, if you aren’t too impressed by what they’ve created then move forward with an agency that can deliver the quality of work you’re after.
It’s crucial that you are checking people’s past experiences of working with web design agencies, looking at their Google or Trustpilot reviews is often a good way of gauging how a business operates. If a business has a 5* rating on Google then it’s more than likely that you are going to have a good experience when working with them.
Agencies that have received lower ratings in the past should be avoided as there’s a high chance that they undeliver or leave you even without a website. Having a higher rate indicates that a company strives to make the best experience possible when creating a website for your business.
We’ve now got a list of potential web design agencies with good reviews, what would be the next step in finding someone to create a business website? It’s now time to reach out to these agencies to speak with them directly, contacting them you will be able to ask any lingering questions that you may have and you’ll be able to understand more on the process behind getting your business online.
When vetting there may be a business that you already have in mind before contacting them but once you’ve talked person to person, you might have found that they are not a correct match for you and your business.
Questions that you may have in mind should be how you expect the process to go, what you want when creating a website, what your goals are for this website and many more. Before you discuss anything with a web design agency, write down or keep in mind a few questions that you want to ask and don’t be afraid to ask!
Any good web design agency such as The Wolf Of The Web will listen to any questions a potential client may have and answer them being both friendly and truthly. If you’ve contacted a web design agency that is speaking in riddles, jargon about the latest website trends and dragging you around in circles, it’s best to avoid these types of companies.
Finding someone to build your website can be a tricky task but we hope we’ve these little tricks in vetting web design agencies, you can find the perfect web design agency that can create a website that shows off your business correctly.
At The Wolf Of The Web, we’ve helped many businesses establish their online presence by creating no-nonse tailored websites to increase leads, sales and calls for their business. We’re rated five stars by people & businesses that have worked with us in the past because we pride ourselves in delivering the best possible web creating experience on the market.