Here is another question to ask your web developer . . . preferably before you engage him or her.
This one will save you a ton of heartache . . .
You no longer need an IT degree and 10 years coding experience to build a website.
As a result, every man and his dog has become a “website developer” . . . or at least, that’s what they call themselves.
As a friend of mine recently posted on Facebook . . .
The ability to use WordPress does not make you a web developer!!!
If css, php & ftp sound alien to you, either learn or get another career!!!
So, here is that all important question, or questions, that you should ask your web developer BEFORE you engage them to build your website.
1. How long have you been building websites?
This question is a good start, because the responses will talk to some experience and longevity in the industry.
However, some people have been building websites for a number of years but have little or no technical skill or background.
2. Is Web Development your only business?
This is the pointer that prompted me to write this particular post.
I know someone who runs another business, totally unrelated to websites. She has no technical experience . . . I think that she just saw other people making money with it and thought it would be a good idea to build websites too.
Or maybe she just got a bit bored with what she was doing and decided to try something different for a while.
How can you expect to get good service and a professional job done when web development is not the business owner’s main or only business?
Where do you think her attention will be focused?
It’s a bit like taking your car to someone for a service whose main business is cake decorating or accounting or a dentist . . . you just wouldn’t do it LOL
So . . . caveat emptor. Buyer beware!
Make sure that your web developer is focused 100% on websites, and has the experience to back it up.
Well, that is quite simple really!
What should you do now?
- If you want a good website, ask some probing questions before you get started.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.
The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
~Alexander Graham Bell
Remember – Questions to ask your web developer