Fastest Way to Lose 5000 on a Website Build

By Noah Britton on 10 September 2017

You wouldn’t build a house without a blueprint. Why would you build a website without one? Yet the fact remains that many companies create a website without first properly outlining what they are going to build. They don’t fully answer the question, why are we building this website.

You need a company that knows what questions to ask and what answers they need.

The truth is nobody’s end goal is to have a website. They want something else whether it’s more customers, to raise their prices, add a new offering, or any other business goal. They know that a new website can help accomplish that goal.

As developers, we need to know how people will make it to your website. I am shocked by how many companies build a website with zero idea of how they will promote or market it.
The fastest way to lose $5,000 (or any amount) is to hire a company that doesn’t ask the hard questions. Here’s how our process is different.

It begins with a discovery phase.

This process is designed to help us find out everything we need to know about your business so we can build a website that will work for you. This includes:

It ends with a formal proposal.

We pride ourselves on robust proposals that include all the information you need to know in order to make an informed decision.

  • The scope of the project or what, exactly, we will deliver to you on launch day.
  • Time to deliver, or when you can expect a finished project.
  • Cost, or how much we expect you will spend on your amazing new website.

So don’t waste $5,000 on a website (or more) that isn’t well thought out and has measurable criteria for success. 

Give us a call, drop us an email, send us a carrier pigeon, or attempt some smoke signals to let us know you need our help. We’d love to hear more about your project.

To learn more about what makes a website successful, read our guide.

Thrive Design is a customer-centric web design and development agency from SeattleContact us today to find out how we can elevate your business online! Find us on Clutch, UpCityLinkedInFacebook, and Twitter.

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Noah Britton

I'm Noah Britton, the founder of Thrive. I've been running a website agency since 2002 and focusing on WordPress since 2015. My job at Thrive is to understand the goals and problems of our clients and propose the appropriate solution and I'm backed by an amazing team. I'm passionate about tools, process, and technology, some of which I recommend on our blog.