Prior to contacting a web designer, there are some tasks you can do that will help save you time and money. If you bring this information you will be in a great position for a productive collaboration. Here’s what you should do:

  • Have some clearly defined goals for your new website
  • Have an outline of steps you want each of your customers/readers to take
  • Demonstrate your computer competency level
  • Have an idea of the domain name you might like to use (if a new website)
  • Pick out some key words you would like typed into a search engine for your site to be listed
  • Provide as many pictures, logos and graphics as you possibly can
  • Have a list of competitor’s websites and what you like or don’t like about each one
  • Have a list of websites you like the look and feel of and why
  • Determine whether you will be creating your own content or have a copy writer involved?
  • Have a detailed description of timelines and budgets
  • Decide how much editing you would like to do yourself
  • Think about who will be managing your website month to month
  • Decide on who will be maintaining and securing your website over time