One of the best ways to acquire this information is to talk with local business owners about who they hired for web design and the total cost involved. If you are drawn to another website that is not located in your area, contact the owner to ask if they could connect you with their web designer. They will most likely share the information, taking your inquiry as a complement.
Before approaching a web designer, who will most likely charge by the hour for meetings, ask yourself: what is the number of pages you intend your website to have? What is the point of each page? Is there a specific amount of words, or copy, you intend to include on each page?
Once again, one of the strongest approaches is to locate websites that have elements you admire and emulate them. We do not recommend copying them but take pieces that you like and make them your own!
If you are unsure about how many pages your website needs, start with these five initial pages:
- Home Page
- About Page
- FAQ Page
- Service Details or Product Details
- Contact Information
By having a solid foundation for your website’s structure, this will allow for easy updates to keep your website current as your business develops.