Many e-commerce platforms now provide the tools to create a beautiful website yourself, or you can hire a professional Web Designer to do it for you. Whether you're redesigning your existing website or thinking about launching a new online store, there are many benefits a Web Designer can bring to help with the success of your store.
Why hire a designer?
Aside from your products, customers pay attention to your website’s look and feel. A website with a beautiful design and user-friendly interface will make your customers trust your site and enjoy using it. If a website is poorly-designed and not responsive across devices, then this will certainly drive potential customers away.
It’s important you find the right expert for your project — meaning someone who has the experience, skill, and vision to bring your ideas to life.
Having the right support and guidance from the beginning can be a huge advantage to your project.
Here are just some of the benefits a designer can bring;
- An experienced Web Designer can speed up the process of launching or updating your online presence. This can save you a lot of time and headache, meaning you can focus on what you do best.
- Web Developers can also improve your SEO and make your website search-engine friendly. There is no point having a beautiful website if nobody can find it.
- An experienced Web Designer knows what works and what doesn’t. They are an expert in their field and can share with you a range of ideas and helpful advice on how to create a user-friendly design.
Before hiring a Web Designer, here are a few things to consider..
Look at their previous work
This gives you an idea of what type of businesses the designer has previously worked with and the style of websites he/she creates.
Scope your project
Write out all the details for your website and what you would like to include. If you would you like an online portfolio to showcase your work, then you may wish to have a visually driven website with a contact form and perhaps a blog.
If your primary goal is an e-commerce site, then write out what products/collections you have ready to add to your website, plus any other additions you would like include, i.e. Contact form, Blog, Info pages, Instagram feed, Newsletter sign up, Payment solutions or more complex features such as a Booking Calender, Order Subscriptions
Get a Quote
One of the first questions I get asked is ‘How much does it cost?’ Many designers prices range depending on their knowledge, experience, the scope of the project and what customised features need to be added.
If you have a tight budget, you may wish to scale down the scope of your project and remove some of the features and pages. Alternatively, some designers may offer a payment plan.
Whether you choose to work with me or another designer, please remember that the cheapest price does not mean the best work - more often than not, it indicates the quality of service you'll receive.