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 Seattle. Contact us today to find out how we can elevate your business online! Find us on Clutch, UpCity, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.