When you’ve finally made the decision to start an online store, you knew it had to be amazing. For so many years, you had the idea in your head but never acted on it; it wasn’t the right time, you didn’t have the money, and you were just afraid of failure. All of those reasons are common reasons why people don’t get past the idea phase of entrepreneurship, but you actually made it past that phase.
So now you’re in the phase of putting things into motion. You have this big to-do list of things you need to do… You need to get a quote on general liability insurance to protect your business, you need to find a supplier, you need to set up your home office, and you need to find a web designer… This to-do list is more exhausting than you thought but luckily, the hardest part is in web design, and since you have no clue about web design, you can outsource that particular service.
Hiring a Web Designer
In the designing of your e-commerce site, you have these ideas of how you want it to look and the entire layout of it, all you need is a designer to bring your ideas to life. Being that you don’t know much about web design, you may not know what to look for or what to ask when hiring a web designer. And that’s okay.
When hiring a web designer, you definitely want to hire someone in your local area that has a good reputation for quality work. The last thing you want is to go with a web designer that has a one-size-fits-all template but sweetens the deal with a “Great Low Prices” sticker. Because of that, it can be quite difficult to weed out the good web designers from the bad ones.
In knowing that, there’s no need to panic. Even though you may not know too much about web design, there are a few signs to tell if you’re dealing with a web designer with bad practices.
What a Good Web Designer Would Never Do
Keep You Out of the Know: Not Ask For Feedback
A good web designer is going to constantly keep you abreast of what they’re doing. They’re not going to hold any design sessions without asking for your feedback. In fact, most good web designers will ask for your feedback once they have the first initial draft of what they’ve done with the homepage.