You want to build a website for your business or you already have one and you want to redesign it to look more modern and more beautiful and you don’t know where to start or how to choose a web design company to build your website, don’t worry you are not alone, many businesses have the same issue.
Finding the right and the perfect web design agency will help your brand grow much faster. But with dozens and dozens of web design agencies and companies out there, the choice can be hard.
In this article we will go through everything you need to know to choose the right and the best web design agency to build a great looking website.
The following titles explain how this article will be structured
- Why is a Website Important for your business?
- Find web design agencies and companies online and make a list
- Look at each web design agency’s website
- Ask for previous proof of work
- Find Reviews about each web design agency
- Do they offer ongoing Maintenance and optimization
- Make a call with the best agency you found to talk about your project and set up a meeting
- GrowYourBusiness.tech Agency
Why is a website Important for your business?
Before diving into our main topic or question “How to choose a web design company” we firstly need to talk about the importance of having a website and how that will grow your business.
Having a great looking website will make it easy for you to sell your products or services by showing your portfolio and your skills to the entire world. 93% of business purchases are started by searching in search engines like google, so if you don’t have a website, then you are selling to only 7% of your market.
So if you have a website that is easy to use and user friendly and has a good user experience, then you are much likely to succeed in your business by getting more sales and more clients.
Find web design agencies and companies online and make a list
In order to find the right web design agency for your business, you need to make a list of web design agencies and then you start filtering them till you get the right one for you.
The first method to find many web design agencies is by searching on google “web design agency” and google will list dozens and dozens of them, and you can keep the first four agencies in your list.
The second method that will help you find more web design agencies is by going through some blog posts that say “the best 10 web design agencies for your business” and take a look at the agencies they list.
Once you have a list of web design agencies with their websites, you are ready to go through the list and start filtering them.
Look at each web design agency’s website
This step is one of the most important steps that you must get through to choose the right agency for your business.
First of all, have a look at each website you have collected, and filter those agencies who have an old or outdated-looking website because that agency is probably not right for your company.
Filtering old and outdated looking websites is so important because if an agency can not build a good looking website for itself then how can it do that for you. That does not mean that their website has to be similar to what you are looking for because each company has its own needs and its own functionalities.
Picking great looking website agencies is the first factor that will help you find the right one for you.
There are also some important elements that you should check in each website in the list, first you need to check the loading time of the website, does it take that much time to load, you should also check images and if they are high-resolution images, Graphics, and last and not least compatibility between the colors in the whole site.
These elements are also important because they show you the degree of professionalism in that agency.
Ask for previous work (Portfolio)
Actually, the most important factor that will let you know how to choose a web design company over another one is the experience and the work they have done for other businesses and how they helped them grow their businesses.
While visiting the website of an agency you may find the portfolio page, and there you will find all the previous websites they have built, otherwise you can contact them and ask for their portfolio.
When you see the websites in their portfolio, you can check the following aspects :
- Is the website mobile friendly (Responsive)
- The content is user friendly and easy to read
- Is the navigation smooth and natural
- Does the website load fast (Loading time)
If you find all those aspects respected, then pick that agency.
Find Reviews about each web design company
Going through the portfolio of a web design agency to make sure they have big experience in the field is important. However, we should not forget another more important step in order to choose the right web design agency which is having a look into the review and testimonials that the agency is having from its clients.
You can find the reviews of any company on google, facebook and sometimes you can find them on their website.
Companies and agencies with good ratings (4 and above) are good, because high ratings means that they deliver great results and the clients are always satisfied with the work.
Now that you have looked on the website and saw the portfolio of the agency and you also got the reviews, you should have a very short list of agencies that you will pick from.
Do they offer ongoing Maintenance and optimization
One last thing you should check before you call the agencies you picked is to know if they provide the maintenance and optimization.
Building a good looking website is hard work that takes a lot of effort to get done, but just as much effort goes into the maintenance and optimization of the website.
For companies who have a digital marketing team they don’t need the optimization because their marketing team will be charged to do that.
The maintenance and optimization is a very important step that should not be forgotten because it will help you keep your website up to date.
Make a call with the best agency you found to talk about your project and set up a meeting
Now that you went through all the necessary steps in order to choose the best design agency for you, you must have very few agencies in your list, and what you need to do is to contact them directly either by calling on the phone, or sending them an email.
Before making the call you need to prepare some questions that you will be asking them during the call. Some of the questions that you should be asking them are the following
- Can you explain to me the design process in your agency ?
- What platform are you using ? (WordPress, Wix, Webflow, Shopify …)
- Do you offer revisions ? How many ?
- What is the pricing model of your agency ?
- What is your availability to work on my website ?
- Do you offer maintenance ?
- Do you offer Search engine optimization ?
GrowYourBusiness.tech is an experienced web design agency
Now that you know all the steps to choose the right web design agency, we would love to introduce you to ours.
Our agency GrowYourBusiness is one of the best web design agencies out there because we make sure that we respect all the steps we talked about in this article.
An the end we hope you like this blog post, and you found the answer of how to choose a web design company.
If you are curious about the price that a website can cost, you can read our blog post.
Thanks for reading, and best of luck with your new website 🔥