How to avoid getting ripped off by a bad web designer

After my team and I have built around 3300 websites in the past 23 plus years, you would think that we have seen just about everything in this industry. What is sad is that about 2-3 times a week we still get a call from a business who made a mistake and got ripped off by a dishonest or unqualified web designer.

Many times, it is not that the web designer is dishonest, but they are not experienced and they lack the skills to do what they sell. WordPress Themes and Templates make it so easy for just about anyone to setup a website, but that does not mean it is a quality website or that is has the ability to enhance the business it represents. I think this flood of fly by night web designers are partially to blame.

After working with over 2000 happy customers with close to half of them being repeat customers, I want to point out a few things to look for when choosing a quality web developer.

Things to look for when choosing a good web designer and developer.

How is their own website?

How is the web designers business in general?

What is the web designer’s reputation? What are their skill sets and knowledge base?

Those are just a few of things to consider when making a decision to hire a web designer. It is far from the complete list. But do a little due diligence and make sure you are making an informed decision. Cheaper is not always better. We have some very interesting stats on website functionality and how a website can change your business, for the good and for the bad. Next up we will go over some of the warning signs that often will be the start of a bad website designer choice. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call to discuss your needs. We may not be the perfect fit for your business, but we will be happy to help you make the right decision. We have a few thousand happy and satisfied customers and we also have a few unhappy ones. But we realize that you cannot please everyone. But the ratio of 2000 happy to 9 unhappy is a ratio we are pretty proud of.

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