This is one of hundreds of videos where I answer some of the most commonly asked questions related to small business web design. Today’s question is “How do I go about finding a really good web developer?” Well, I don’t know if you know this but I’M actually a web developer and so if you’re interested I’d love to sit down and talk, maybe we could figure something out.

Seriously, maybe I’m not a good fit. We don’t claim to be a perfect fit for every single business out there. So maybe we’re not a good fit and where do you go from here? There are a few things you can consider. If you’re just looking for the design of a website, we recommend using sites like 99 designs. It’s a crowd sourcing model where you put on what type of website you need and then you get a ton of submissions of people that have put together ideas for your website and you pick out which one you like best. It’s a little more expensive upfront but it’s a great solution if we’re not a good fit or you’re just trying to focus on only the design of your website and get it launched. Another option is to use a website like Upwork where you hire somebody specific, maybe overseas or locally who’s a graphic designer or a web designer and they can put a website together for you.

This happened with trendyandtrue.com, a fantastic website in south east Idaho. They rent prom dresses and evening gowns and special event attire. They came to us looking for website and they just didn’t have the investment to hire us to do it, so I told them to go to Upwork. They hired a web designer there for much cheaper. They ended up with a great website. Now they don’t have the ongoing maintenance and if they ran into problems they’re on their own. But still there are a lot of solutions out there to get a great website.

Again, I’d love to talk and see if there’s a connection and see what it leads to. Call me!

Kurt

Kurt Francom is a former partner at WordXpress. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has two kids and a massage therapist wife Alanna (a mechanic never has time to work on his own family cars). Kurt enjoys reading, writing, time-travel movies, attending college football games in the fall, and drawing caricatures.

How Do I Find a Good Website Designer?

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