It is real hard to work with some clients. I have seen some web developers, banging their heads. It is usually not the web developers but the clients they encountered. Many non-technical and new to web development clients are real hard to work with. They need a website that seems out of the world.
When it comes to web development, it is a matter of mutual understanding. The clients approach a web development company, ask them for a new website, presents them their point of view, let the web developers know the business needs, take ideas from the web development company and the process of a new website begins. There is a process to everything and this must be followed to get a good operational website. But who will tell this to the lousy clients. I’m sorry but it is true!
There are some true facts about some of the clients, which I’ve encountered or heard of from my fellow web developers. And I thought to put them in an article, so that both the clients and the web development companies can avoid, to ensure easy running and long going business. So here they’re:
Website Development is Easy
Yes, it is easy for the web developers. But for starters, no it isn’t. First, many clients think that website development is a matter of couple of days, with few skills in hand. They think that they can ask an amateur to get them a new website. Or, in order to save some bucks, they ask a freelancer to help them. Although, freelancers are way more better option and they are professionals. But when thinking of a new website, for the first time, it is better to hire a professional web development company. A professional website development company will have experts sitting on ground, working for more than a single client at a time. And they will have a wide knowledge of information.
Then if they already planned to approach a website development company, they demand an extensive site, but provide very less time. This isn’t the way things work in website development. Today websites are following a simple design. Simple websites are best for users and the client as well. But they are usually complicated. So clients need to be patient and professional when considering a new website.
Who must be Involved?
Only the concern department or the personnel, should be involved. Now it can be hard to decide who the related personnel is. Top management might be the right personnel involved. They can give better views, as to what type of website they need from the web developers. All they need at that point is some research work.
Web Designs are Cheap Commodities
Why need a web design, when there are free templates or cheap to buy templates! This is a misconception. Web templates are usually either taken by many or they might need more polishing before the final approval. And still that web design might not be best suitable for you. So for clients, do yourself a favor and hire a web development company. Web development companies are not working only on website development but they’ll be offering more services, which includes web designing as well. So find one that offers all services and that too at the best possible way.
Once Web Development is Done, it is All Over!
This is another unprofessional approach form non-technical clients. It isn’t going to over. To be on the web, you’ll have to tune up. Maintenance, SEO, changes to design and all such things will always be keep coming back. So don’t think that your work will be done as the web developers are done with your website development.
It is your Website, So Keep Attach to It
Even if you don’t have any type of technicalities, don’t step back and leave everything with the web developers. Keep tracking their work. Keep asking what they’ve done so far. And also, give them ideas and all that information which you need to be on the website.
Being the client, you might think that your job is just to reach a web development company and hire them and rest is on their burden. Just like constructing your own house, you’ll have to keep looking and monitoring what the web developers are doing with your property. Although, you can rest assure that by the end of the day you’ll get a website, which is worth generating new business and reaching the world. You still have to stay with that web development company.