So what makes a good web developer? If you had a paper and a pad (if you don’t, get one) – and jot down what would make a good provider for you.
If you are like most business owners I speak to the following would on the top of the list – is he overcharging me? Is my website in the top 5% of websites – the ones that actually get leads and operate as sales generating machines, or is the other – the 95% that sit there and look pretty? Maybe you don’t currently have a web developer and so you jumped on Gumtree to have a snoop around. You’ve heard all the buzz words flying around – SEO optimized, AdWords/Social Media marketing and wondered – how can you make that work for your business and double, maybe triple your current sales.
Picking a web development provider to help you execute your vision is kind of like getting married – pick wisely. One wrong decision and you could be paying through the nose just to fix whatever damage the old web developer did. Trust me – I’ve seen it happen before – outsourced overseas developers from hell, tangled code under the hood that takes weeks to untangle. A few lines missing and guess what – Google doesn’t even know you exist. Say goodbye to those 15 million Australian web users. And don’t even get me started on the sales copy – “We specialize in providing industry grade solutions to our partners using automated technologiees to ensure faster runtime execution”… blah!
Here’s how I help my small business clients and how I can help you: