10 Tips on How to Choose Web Studio for Your Project

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Every businessman at least once in his life had to cooperate with web studios. And a partnership may not always be successful. I know a lot of examples when such cooperation leads to a waste of time and money, and often a lot of that!

Tips on Choosing a Web Studio

The issue “How to choose a web studio and not to make a mistake?” is topical and acute enough. I have made a compilation of tips that will help you better navigate when choosing the studios.

Tip 1. Task Setting

In order to start searching for a web development studio, you need to have a clear understanding of the task you want to accomplish. Make a sketch of what you want to get. This will help you send the message more competently to the developers and also immediately shield yourself from any unnecessary additional services that you may be imposed on.

Tip 2. Price Range

After setting up the task, think about how much money you can allocate to the project. This is an important factor, as the price spread is quite large from $100 to $15,000. And here you have to define your budget that you want to fit.

Tip 3. Make a List of Web Studios

As soon as you decide on the task and price, go to Google. Here you can find some web studios. Make a list of those that attracted you the most.

Check? Now get into the details.

Tip 4. Portfolio Evaluation

Go to the “Portfolio” section and evaluate the submitted works. A successful portfolio is a portfolio with a fairly diverse style of works. Base your assessment on the following points:

  • Is it clear what is being proposed on the website?
  • How easy is it to navigate?
  • What is the main focus of the site?
  • Read project descriptions. Try to find a project similar to the one you want to create.

Tip 5. Evaluate a Web Studio

Now let’s learn more about the company. To do this, look in the “Services” section. What do you see? One, two, three additional services? Or is the list much longer? It is desirable that the web studio covers as many services as possible – this is an indication of its professionalism.

Explore the company itself. How many years have they been working in the IT sphere? What achievements do they have? How many employees are there?

If you don’t want a super expensive project, but it has to be different from all the others and not stereotypical, then the average studio will be optimal. In such a company the team consists of 5-10 employees. Large studios mainly aim for serious expensive projects. Or you risk becoming a template project without special individuality.

Tip 6. Send your Order

Quite often there is a situation when it seems that all the information found about a company suits you, but to define pricing on their website is impossible. If you find yourself in such a situation, just send a description of the project you want to get. Or call them and find out all personally.

Evaluate the answers to your request. How much detail will they tell you about the project and the work, pricing and what is included? What additional bonuses will you get when ordering from this particular web studio?

Tip 7. Evaluate Working Conditions

If you are satisfied with all the above points, then it is time to learn about the working conditions. How is the payment made? Deadlines for development? Development stages? Your participation in project development? The conditions may vary and you need to be guided by your personal preferences when working together.

Tip 8. Review the Contract

Model contract detected? That’s is a bad sign. The contract must be unique. Since each web studio goes through a difficult path of cooperation with clients during its work. As a result of this experience, the contract is corrected and adjusted. And everything should be specified there as clearly as possible, accessible and understandable for both parties.

Tip 9. Hidden Costs

It is quite common that in the process of development there are some additional works. For example, representation of two layouts, additional layouts are charged separately. So, find out in advance what you will pay for. It is desirable to get the cost estimate.

Tip 10. Additional Services

If you are not one of those who wants to develop one website for the rest of your life, this advice is for you. Find out what services you can get after the development. After all, for a website to be visited and profitable, it needs to be constantly monitored. And it is unlikely that you will be able to successfully conduct all the work by yourself.

Are you satisfied with everything? Now you can start joint cooperation and may it not be overshadowed by anything. Cheers!

Author’s bio: Vlad is a Chief Marketing Officer at ITRate.co. He is a self-starter who is client-focused, with proven expertise in marketing and events. Also, he is meticulous and dependable and optimistic and persistent in the execution of marketing plans.

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