Before commencing with the website designing, One should completely understand his client business, goal and also the audiences. You can complete the website for your client but it might get useless when it comes to their desired goal and objectives. So before beginning with the website you need to ask a few of the questions with your clients to get the clear picture and this could surely help in building the website exactly like the one your client needed for their business.
- Do you currently have a website or all together a fresh website?
If the client is already having a website you get a lot of information out of this. This is because you get clear information once you review the website, you can learn the likes and dislikes of your clients and also you get the opportunity to learn and execute for the mistake they have done before.
- What is the business goal of the website?
You need to know your client’s business goal from their website. This is one of the commonly asked questions by the client – “Our site looks are compared to our competitors”. So to overcome this issue one has to undergo the goal he/she has for their business. Also know whether they want to increase the visitors or about boosting the users on their web forums.
- Describe target audience?
When you are beginning with the website you also need to know that it should strongly attract their users and target audiences rather than designing as if for your client. Nowadays online audiences are fickle with options of the huge online markets.
- Who are your top competitors?
Get the details of the client’s competitors. With which you might find the required elements and the strategies that may help you while designing as well as to your clients for their business success.
- Within how much time you want the website to be developed?Any urgency timeline?
This is the important question to ask your client to deliver the website as per their will. So that one can plan accordingly to finish in the given period of time.
- For design do you like more images or less of images and more of text?
Before the website design process, this question helps guide you to create as required by your client. Asking clients whether they need more images or less will help you in reducing redesigning the website. Some clients may like to have more images and some can like less and more text. So this is the important question to ask before you process.
- Top 3 website links you may like who is in similar business
Take the top 3 website links who are in similar business from your client which is an important step in further clarification with the website features. In other cases, it also provides reference for you in uploading any content. But the best website is the best to refer to your client website.
- What specific feature do you like to have?
Deciding on the feature required on the website, it’s more helpful when you ask your client for the specific features they need. Ask them before you decide on your own. A website can do so many things for client business, but not every website will do everything.
- Who will I be working with?
There is a difference when you have just one person interacting relating to the website and when the many come in the picture in interacting about the website content. It’s time consuming and also every one will have a different opinion and makes you change the content often. So to avoid this you have to directly ask for the single person.
- Is your company available on social media?
This is a question by you for your client. When the client business is available on the social media, people will get to know more about the business and also for added all the social media account links on the website can help the visitors to go directly from the website to check more of the client ‘s business.
- Does the website need to be for info purposes only?
You need to ask your client on the website content whether they need only information about their business on the website or any service/products display. Some like to show only information about their business when people search for their business website. So its better to ask and decide on their preference.
- How frequently do you want to change the home page?
This is another question one has to ask with their client. Home page is the main attraction page for any of the visitors so focusing on the home Website development is essential and some product/service businesses keep on offering the offers on the products so they want to change the home page content often.
- Would you like to have a chat option for live interaction with your staff?
Yes, some businesses will find this helpful in their website so that they can easily catch up with the audience and also help their audience in asking queries with the business team member. This is the most effective and useful for any business for the timely interaction.
- Would you be writing any articles or content ? How often ?
Many say more content on the blog section is better, and they are not wrong, while others involve by posting less often. Either they are not wrong. So this can decide on the visitors on the client website. In this case, you ask your client and also suggest to them what is best to go with.
- Do you need a photo gallery page?
An attractive photo gallery on the website is the best for your client’s online business. It turns a website into a dynamic platform that can attract the visitors, and successfully converts into successful business. This can also add more additional benefits for your E-commerce website designing part.
- Would you like to embed a youtube video on a website?
When the client wants to include videos on a website, the better option is to embed the videos on a website. This can bring good information and the impression on the visitors. Including them is not a bad idea but before doing let you check with your client.
- Do you have a logo?
Logo is the main part of any business to have its own identification and recognition. This can’t be ignored mainly on the website. A good creative logo has the capacity to make the audience remember your business for long.
- What are the preferred color combinations and shades you have in mind?
When you are setting out to design a website, a top main priority is to make the perfect color combination for your client website. So deciding on this is the main task and the best way is to study or research on a competitor’s website. Sometimes, your client already has a website color combination in his mind and likes to implement the same on his website.
- Your business available on google maps?
This is the must ask question for your client, Because when the business is available on the google map more people get the trust on business and as well they find your business address to help themselves in further move.
- If hosting is not there would you look for shared hosting ? or dedicated hosting ? for your company
When your client business is coming online. He or she must decide on the hosting part and it is necessary to know which hosting plan suits his business and also this helps in the loading speed of the website.
Asking these essential questions when designing a website for a business helps you avoid problems and also in doing your designing part more efficiently and effectively. Thus, create the right website for your client and have a high chance of making your client satisfied. You can also contact us (Eneblur Consulting) if you are looking to build a pro website for your clients.