The T.A.K.E. Factors
What To Look For When Hiring a Website Builder
Do you know what T.A.K.E. is? It’s our own term to help identify and remind you what you need to be aware of when searching for a web design and development firm.
A visit to Google will turn up quite a few sources when you’re looking for the term “What to Look for When Hiring a Website Builder”. Your options run the gamut from small specialty shops (like Team 218!) to the big boys of the corporate design world. Each has their place in the market but regardless of their size or speciality there are a few things you should be looking for.
T – TRUST
You will likely be divulging private and sometimes sensitive information to your web designer. You should feel confident that you can trust them to safeguard that information. Has the firm you’re considering been prompt in responding to your emails, text messages or phone calls? If not, consider carefully how this sets the tone for your potential business relationship. Ask questions, review their current work and check references. Don’t hesitate to walk away if you have any doubt they’re the right fit.
A – ABILITY
A web designer may pass the trust factor but lack the ability to complete your project when you need it. You’ll want to make sure you address this early in your evaluation stage. If you need a website in a month and they are 3 months out, you may be better served by another designer. It’s fair to note that once you do hire someone, their ability to complete your project depends heavily on your response time in supplying needed information.
K – KNOWLEDGE
Things change fast in the online world and you want someone who really knows what they’re doing. But you also want someone who uses those mysterious powers for good & not evil. OK…we admit that’s a little dramatic but you get the idea! For instance, there is usually more than one way to solve a problem or design a particular effect. More often than not, this boils down to aright way and a few not-so-right ways. Which leads us to our next point…
E – ETHICS
Hire a designer who not only displays the technical knowledge to produce a great website, but also has the integrity to do it right, produce optimal results, and do it all with integrity and unquestionable business ethics.
“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”