Oct 6, 2021
It’s hard to find the right web development agency, and it can be even harder to figure out what to look for when you do. How much should you pay? How often should they work? How many people should they have on staff? How long will things take? These are all questions that come up when hiring a developer or design team. In this blog post, we will go over the 5 "hows" that will help guide your decision-making process and ensure that you end up with an amazing company!
Pricing for web development always depends on multiple factors such as the project scope, the number of pages needed to be built, your requirements for hosting, and ongoing maintenance. How many devs will you need? How much time should they spend on the project weekly? What is included in their quote? Experience? All these are things that can make a difference when looking at pricing.
By asking for an estimate, and getting it in writing. Be sure to ask about processes they use, milestones, and how often they communicate. These things will give you a better picture of what the price may be like and will give you ease knowing that your money is in good hands. How often they communicate and provide progress reports is extremely important when it comes to hiring a web development company. If you don’t get regular updates and communication, that could mean that the team isn’t doing what they said they were going to do…
The team should work daily on your project. How many people they have working and their efficiency will vary. If a team is too busy to work on your website every day, that could mean some complications down the road.
With that being said, a team can only work as hard as you are willing to let them. If you’re not available for questions or don’t have time to meet with the team, that will absolutely affect their performance and how fast they can work!
How many people they have on staff will help determine how much time it takes to complete the project. There are many aspects of a development agency and there should be multiple people available for questions, concerns, and at the end of the day, development.
The process of building a website can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the requirements you give the team. How long it takes to build a website completely depends on how many people are working on your project, what you would like done and how much time they have available in their schedule.
Typically smaller projects can be done between 4-6 weeks all depending on what your project entails. How many pages you need, the functionality, new content, etc. will all affect how long it takes to build a website.
You will know if a web development agency is doing its job by the regular updates and progress reports. How many times a week you hear from them and if the team is available to answer questions all play into knowing that your developer or agency is doing what they said they were going to do.
All in all, with weekly reports and updates, you will be able to tell if your developer is doing what they said.
Finding the right web development agency can be hard enough, but asking yourself these "hows" will guide you in your decision-making process and make it much easier to find an amazing company. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, want to chat more about what your project entails, or are interested in learning more about what we can do for you.