Getting to Know Your Small Business
Clients who have been using our web design, graphic design, marketing, social networking and printing services, will agree that we have gotten to know their businesses!
“There are times that Bay Area Graphics & Marketing will know what we need, before we need it, and are always considerate of our bottom line while providing the business services that we most frequently need.”
One call and you can obtain a variety of affordable services, plus much more marketing and a higher level of customer service. We get to know you and your business and want to make marketing your small business as easy as possible.
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Choosing a Florida Web Designer
With so many established and creative Tampa, FLorida Web Designers how do you know where to begin when it comes to hiring a Florida web design firm? There are many aspects to consider such as cost, experience, customer service history and the web designer’s ability to offer continued support, updates and marketing services —-when you need it. Here are some things to consider prior to hiring a website designer.
Location – We suggest that you use a local Tampa, Florida website designer or design firm. Although initially, it may not seem important, in time you may wish to meet with your web designer and it will be much easier to do so when you are dealing with a Florida web design firm who can travel to your area. If it is not that important to you that you utilize a developer in your area, you may wish to ask if they are available for video conferencing. This has been wonderful time saving tool for our clients who require meetings after hours or who are not in the immediate Tampa bay area.
Website marketing strategies - Search Engine Optimization (SEO) must never be an afterthought. Your website’s content should be optimized thoroughly prior to launching your site. This is important, yet overlooked by other design firms. Even though your site will require periodic updates to keep you ranking, you certainly don’t want to start off with a deficit. There are companies who leave that for later, only to charge for services post launch, that should have been included in the initial design. Choosing a web designer in Tampa who can offer enhanced marketing such as search engine optimization ensures added quality to your website design and the overall success of your business.
Branding/Custom Web Design – Ever notice how some of the sample sites shown on a website designer’s portfolio look the same? Aside from some graphic and content changes, often times they are pretty much the same basic layouts. We believe offering a custom website design that is unique to your business helps brand your business. Be sure to ask if your site will be custom designed or if the designer uses a basic template or generic site for content management.
Pre-launch (SEO) Optimization - Prior to developing your business website we will not only go over the aesthetics and functional aspects of your site, but we will assist you with editing or re-writing your content to optimize your website prior to launching it.
Cost – Obtaining affordable web design in Florida is easy. We’re sure you’ve seen web design fees that range from ridiculously inexpensive to simply— unaffordable. We suggest you look for web design service fees that fall somewhere in the middle. Think “reasonable” and you’ll be on the right track to obtaining affordable web design services for your Florida business. Taking the DYI approach to web design is not recommended as it’s been our experience that most business owners neither have the time, or the knowledge to follow through to a finished product.
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References - Check the reviews on your prospective Florida website designer’s site (if available). In addition to this, any Florida website designer who is established will have at least a few clients who are willing to provide you with a reference. Remember, the search results don’t necessarily depict the quality or affordability of the website designer. Google search results are simply advertisements and do not reflect the dependability of the Tampa area website firm.
Website Updates/Services – It’s important to ask how your web design firm will handle future updates and maintenance of you website. Many Florida website designers, don’t offer SEO and maintenance options and if they do, they are often offered as costly search engine optimization “packages” or agreements that for some business owners are unneccessary. Get your website updates as you need them, and at an hourly rate. There is no need to pay for services until they are needed. Cross marketing will be an important aspect of your business, so ask if other services are available to you such as graphic design, printing, search engine optimization, and even video editing. When you are utilizing one company who can offer a variety of affordable marketing and design services for Florida businesses—it clearly becomes a more effective way of marketing your business.
Make a List then Communicate With Your Designer
When you’ve narrowed it down to one or two Florida web design firms have a list ready of the things you expect from your web designer. Ask how your site will be built, if they will be building it or if there will be a team of other designers working on it? Ask how long it will take to complete the website and get a launch date and contract in writing.
Be open and bold— This is your money and your website. Ask candidly, “How do you differ from other Florida website designers?” One question that many people don’t ask is whether or not they will be able to view the site as it’s being built (live) or, will the designer send you graphic shots of the pages prior to approval and launching. Not all designers have the same process. Opening the door of communication is the most important aspect of the relationship you will have with your designer. If you cannot communicate freely, then you should move on and find another website designer.
Read our blog Guide to Choosing a Website Designer in Tampa.
Bay Area Graphics & Marketing has been providing Tampa Bay business owners with professional, friendly and affordable web design and marketing services since 2001. Please visit our website at http://www.websitestampabay.com to see a list of services that we provide that will make your small business shine!
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Moving to a new house when I was around 5 or 6, hiding under the bed for hours while my parents thought I was lost. As the story (was) told, they almost had the local authorities dredge the nearby river for my body. No wonder I’m the black sheep in my family. LOL