You’ve decided you’re going to hire a website designer to customize your website. That designer is going to take it to the next level like you couldn’t do on your own. So you can start booking more of your ideal clients. That’s great! You’ve handed over your passwords and you think your part is done… right?! Not so fast grasshopper.
Hiring a website designer to create a new website for you isn’t like hiring a mechanic. You can’t just drop your passwords through the key slot and come back a few days later to a finished website. You will need to work with your website designer to create a website that is going to guide your ideal clients through a process from greeting to sale.
I’m going to say this again for the people in the back row. Your website designer is not a copywriter. Yes, they will probably make suggestions on how to improve your headings or tags if needed but your designer will not write your content. That is what you hire a copywriter for.
Imagine someone asked you to build a house. They ask you to start building the house but they haven’t given you the basic information like: How many people will live in the house? How many bedrooms do they need? How many bathrooms they need. Do they need a single or double car garage? Do they want a big kitchen or an open plan living/dining area? My point is you can’t start working on building the house without knowing this important information to help frame the house. If you do, you run the risk of needing to start over again when you realize you built a 3 bedroom home for a family of 10. (You get my point).
Your website designer needs to see what content you have. How much content there is. How you’ve organized it. This is important information when designing a new website, or customizing a Showit website template. Your website is designed and customized around the content that you have. If there is more or less content than they have been designing for. They will need to change the design to fit the content, creating way more work than necessary if they started before they got your final content.
Here is a checklist for things you’ll need to provide your website designer at the start of the project. Having this all ready to go when you hire your designer will help get your project started faster.
You’re not ready to hand over all the things to have your website designer build the website of your dreams. If you have any questions about customizing your Showit website template please feel free to reach out to me. Get more great website, business strategy tips & special offers right in your inbox, use the link below to be a part of the VIP list!