What to do if you aren’t a Web design guru.

Let’s face it, not everyone knows how to design their Webpage. Some may have picked up some basic house cleaning skills and even some HTML or CSS code—but what if you need a major overhaul on your Website? What is the best way to get a Web designer that can meet your needs for the site and not cost you an arm and a leg?

Search the Net
This may seem like an obvious choice, but remember there are a lot of scam artists out there.  Make sure you get references from the people or firms you find. Reputable freelance Website designers and agencies are going to be able to provide you with all the information you will need to make the right decision for your company.

Check with Friends in Your Industry
If you like someone’s Website ask them who designed it. Chances are they will tell you who did it.  Networking can really beneficial for things like Web design—especially since many Web designers are freelancers.

Ask for their Portfolio
Many Web designers stick with certain “types” of Website design—or have a signature design.  If their look isn’t your style chances are things might not work out.  The designs that work well with you are the designers you should keep in mind to hire.

It’s all about Negotiation
If you like one Web designer, but their price range is too high for you tell them you are interested in another designer but they willing to charge you less.  Leverage them against each other until you get a price you can afford.

In the end if nothing seems to pop out at you look for free templates that work with your style.  There are many different templates out there and most can be tweaked as well. You many not be a certified Web designer, but you could be surprised what you can find out there.

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