. . . or that hundreds of other business owners are still making daily when it comes to choosing a Gold Coast Web Design company.
The most common complaint that I hear from prospective clients talking about their last website experience is this:
“I did not get the result that I thought I was going to get”
- I had a website built but then could not make any changes on it myself.
- I could not locate the web design guy to get changes made for me.
- It took forever to get changes made, and I just gave up.
- Changing my website became very expensive – so I didn’t change it.
- I did not get the support that I was expecting after the website was finished.
- Our website is OK, but we get no traffic to it.
- We don’t make any sales on our website.
- I could not understand what they were talking about.
And there are many more . . .
So if you are about to embark on building a new website, you should have some questions ready to ask the Gold Coast Web Design company, and also have some idea of what you want to achieve with your website.
A good web designer will be able to help you to clarify what you want in your website and what options are available to make it work efficiently for you.
Your website should be more than just a pretty brochure website.
Printing a brochure does not make sales.
A website is the same.
Just having one does not make sales.
So your website must also be a powerful marketing and business tool that you can use to generate activity in your business – whether that be enquiries, online sales, shop front visits or demonstrations, email registrations to build a database, etc.
You want to put as many of your business functions online on your website as you can, to relieve the cost and time pressures on you and your business teams.
These functions might include:
- appointment scheduling,
- events management,
- contacting your database and your social media contacts,
- answering client questions about your product or services,
And most importantly of all – you want to be able to transact your sales online so that when you receive the order email, the money is already in the bank!
So with this knowledge in hand, choosing a Gold Coast Web Design company should be an interview process not unlike hiring any other team member for your team.
You want to ask questions and the answers that you receive should inspire confidence that you will be getting the results that you want.
The answers should make sense to you – don’t be baffled by technical jargon B-S.
If the consultant is not talking in a way that you can understand, then you are not off to a good start.
If you don’t understand something, ask them to explain it to you with the expectation of a simple explanation that is easy to follow.
And in talking with the web consultant, you would hope that they come up with some design, product and marketing ideas that you had not yet thought of.
So in summary, the Gold Coast Web Design company that you choose should be able to deliver everything that you want in your website, and support you in making smart marketing and business decisions.