TIPS FOR SPOTTING BAD WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT SHOPS
The internet could be a complex place, especially for those who need a service and are not experts in what they seeking for. These folks could become an easy target for companies who offer a low quality product or cheap services, especially when it comes to building or developing websites.
HOW TO SPOT FISHY WEB DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
In many cases, cheap companies will offer a very specific set of products, or even just one product, and will either badmouth the other alternatives or repeatedly will try to convince you that their product is the best for you.
In other scenarios, some companies might simply ignore your needs and still try to sell you their products, providing various excuses.
I have noticed that in many cases there’s a nearly direct correlation between a shitty service provider and their website – that often was outdated or had really bad content. In some cases, I have seen web providers with no website at all – so make sure to check their website and determine whether they practice anything of what they try to preach and put resources onto their website.
Another very annoying thing I noticed over time with bad providers is the lack of a phone number – and just email as the main form of communication. While this may save time for some merchants, that’s usually a not-so-positive sign, especially if it collides with the other “stay-away” signs.
Save yourself and your finances! Do homework and teach yourself what you need. DO NOT trust on any company to do these homework for you – you might end up with a pressured decision that is light-years away from your actual needs.
Have a business development plan for the next 1-2 years. Discuss scalability options and make sure your infrastructure is capable of accommodating these needs. This will save you money and time down the road. Plan ahead – and save some headache from yourself!
NAILED THE ONE? TAKE IS EASY!
Even once you feel you found the perfect match – take things easy and avoid the pressure of the process. I have witnessed numerous projects go down the drain just because of that. Make sure the discovery phase is thorough and aligns with your objectives and ideas. Make sure the progress is moving according to schedule and delivery is timely. If you stay on top of the project and closely analyze the progress and the implementation – chances for fuck ups decrease drastically.
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