5 Questions to Ask a Web Developer


It’s important for businesses in all industries to have an online presence, however it can be daunting approaching a web developer if you’re not sure what to ask. We’re sharing five important questions to ask your possible future web developer so you have all the information you need to make a decision.

  1. Are there any hidden costs? At Clever Business Websites we don’t have any hidden costs, however it’s not uncommon for web design agencies to have these. It’s important to ask this before you sign an agreement as you don’t want to end up paying a lot more for your website than expected.

  1. How long will it take and what are the stages? It’s a good idea to understand the different stages and what input you will have at each stage, as you want to make sure you’re happy with how it’s progressing and that it’s what you wanted. It’s also good to have a rough idea of how long it will take as different developers will have different timescales, and you can find out what you need to do to avoid slowing down the process.

  1. Do I need to provide anything? If you already have an existing website then the new developers will need the details to change your domain over to the new website once it has been built. Also you might need to provide content for the website or there may be additional charges if you would like their content writers to produce this.

  1. What happens after the website goes live? Some developers will give you access to the website and you will update and make changes yourself, however others will include monthly updates in your package.

  1. What other services do you offer? Understand everything that they offer as services such as digital marketing and logo design might be something that you’re looking for in a designer.

They’re five questions that are important to ask your possible web developer before signing agreements to ensure that you have all the information needed to make a decision. If you would like any help with your website or digital marketing, you can contact us at 01865 989899 or email hello@cleverbusinesswebsites.co.uk