Whenever I receive an inquiry about website design, there are several questions I like to review with potential clients. My main goal is to find out some necessary information to help me understand the purpose of the site, the scope, and what steps might need to be taken to get the client exactly what they want. I try not to overwhelm clients with too many questions. There’s no need to be nervous about what might be asked during the initial interaction. To give you an idea of what information I may need, I’ve complied a list below of questions for potential clients.
Questions for Potential Clients
Do you currently have a website? If so, how long have you had it?
If this is a new site, have you registered the domain name?
What is the main goal of the website?
Who is your target audience?
What are the websites of your competitors?
Are you familiar with search engine optimization (SEO) and best practices?
What are the websites you like the look and feel of?
What’s your budget?
Can you describe the style of website you are looking for?
Is content management important to you?
These questions and others are an essential part of the design process. They help me get to know you which in turn enables me to find the best web design solution to serve your needs. I strive to develop a close-working relationship with my clients. You are entrusting me with a great responsibility that I take very seriously.
A client’s input is vital to a successful website. It’s interesting how what might start off as a very simple static one-page site evolves into a multi-page site with regular updates in one short phone call.
All the questions for potential clients don’t have to be answered right away.
Of course, I will answer any questions you might have for me. There are no silly questions–remember that. Here’s some important questions to ask any designer.
If this is a new project for you, I expect you’ll have many questions for me as well! If you’ve been through it before, you still might have concerns. Design help is not only part of my name, but also a part of what I do.