Find Website Design While Avoiding the Scams

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Find Website Design While Avoiding the Scams

media-devices1Business are always on a budget, especially for marketing and promotional services looking for affordable website design. Many new businesses know that they need to advertise online and create a web presence, but this is not always the primary focus when starting a company. Small businesses and startups generally don’t have a lot of money to invest in their online presence and finding an affordable website designer can be a challenge.  There are horror stories of businesses being scammed by unscrupulous online marketers, so business owners are understandably cautious.  As you shop for an affordable web designer, take these tips into consideration to avoid the scammers.

No References

Does the website designer talk a good game but doesn’t seem to be able to follow through with proof? Any initial consultation should be free of charge. Beyond that, the designer should be able to provide examples of work completed and references that you can check. Testimonials are a great way to see if other clients have been satisfied with their work, but do some research on your own!

Clear Contract

One of the biggest complaints of people that are scammed by website design companies is that they are not given what was promised or that deadlines are not met.  Be sure that everything is in writing, clearly defining what you are paying for, with delivery dates and the agreed pricing structure. It also helps to have everything you need ready so that you are prepared. Not sure what you need? Ask and most web firms will have a clear list of what they need for the project.

Lack of Control

If you don’t have ownership of your domain or are unable to login to your hosting account or website, this means that you are locked into the website designer for the life of the contract, potentially forever. Avoid this by making sure that you have this control from the beginning. Many business owners don’t want the job of creating or maintaining a website, which is fine, but you still need to know who owns what.

Comfort

Trust your instincts when it comes to hiring a designer. If a deal is too good to be true, it usually is. Do a good amount of research to find out what you want, what a fair price is, and what your expectations are. Once you have the comfort level that you have found an affordable website design company, move forward. The real tragedy is in not getting a presence online. Waiting for the perfect site or perfect designer can slow your business progress by not allowing customers to find you. A good relationship with your web developer will ensure that you can update your site at any time.

There are plenty of designers around the world that provide services at an affordable rate. The beauty of the internet is that this is a global economy and currency differences can make website design very accessible for you. Regardless of where you live, a professional website designer can work anywhere, and having clear communication through email, phone calls, skype and such can ensure your project goes smoothly and to your satisfaction. For a free, no hassle, quote contact us at Salterra to see what we can do for your project!

More About Salterra LLC

Salterra Web Services Specializes in Web Design, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Hosting, Software Development, and Graphics. We also have a division that removes website malware, and maintains virus protection and the removal of malicious software. We founded the company in 2010. We are centrally located in Tempe, Arizona, but we have clients all over the world.

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