What to Ask
When Hiring A Website Development Agency
Trust us, you’ll be glad you did.
If you spend a few minutes searching for web design solutions, you will find that the majority of web design companies do not actually design or build their own websites. The business model of these so-called companies is attractive – thus their proliferation. It goes like this: Agency purchases a website template on your behalf (average cost: $49). You buy a domain. Agency slaps on the template and instructs you to input content. The end. There is nothing wrong with this approach, but it can hardly be called design.
Vibrandt Designs & Builds Websites
For some clients, we too have built template websites. For businesses that just need something to put on a business card and have no need to impress current customers or attract new business, templates can be the ideal solution for their web design goals. But if you rely on your website to grow your business, then investing in a custom website will save you money in the long-run. And those who have ever worked with templates also know how inflexible and hard-to-work-with they can be.
At Vibrandt, we build websites as unique as your business. So, yes, we do design websites! A website should highlight your business in the best possible way. Show off your greatest assets. Build trust and credibility. Present you as an authority in your field. The best websites elevate your business. It becomes the cornerstone of your organization.
Website costs vary, much like the cost of a house (although websites are usually cheaper!) Can you get a website for $1,000? You bet. Do some websites cost $100,000 or more? Also true. Are you looking for a 1-bedroom (one-page website) or room for 5?
Equally as important as the price of a website, is the rules of engagement. Is the web design agency charging you $150 per hour with an “estimate” of 100 hours? What if you need to add content or pages – is that extra or included? Do you pay for each web page design revision? How about website hosting?
At Vibrandt, we will be happy to tell you how much your website design project will cost. But we will need some of your time first. Because no two projects are the same, we need to review your goals and requirements, and compile a project scope. With the exception of complex (and not clearly defined) functionality, we always aim to have a fixed cost for your project. One flat fee. You pay half upfront and the rest upon website launch. Contact us to get a price on your website design and development project.