You’ve been ready for a new website for a little while now and you think you’re ready to dive right into hiring a pro.
But did you know there are some vital steps that should be taken before hiring your web designer?
A great web designer will certainly coach and guide you through all of these steps as a part of their on-boarding process, but sometimes it’s good to know what exactly will be required of you even if you’re outsourcing it to the pros.
And even if you’re giving good-ol’-DIY a try, this list will be just as purposeful for you, too.
On the next page I list the first 5 steps every entrepreneur should take before jumping into a new web design. Plus, I’ve got some handy links to favorite blog posts that will help you every step of the way.
1. Get inspired.
Get clear on the new design style you’re after and scour the internet for inspirational elements to share with your web designer. Click here to learn about the best places to look for dreamy website-inspiration.
2. Get the perfect headshots.
Book a shoot with your favorite photographer and strategically align your updated photos with your brand. Click here to get real tips from real entrepreneurs on how to get the perfect headshots for your new website.
3. Outline your new site.
Get clear on the overall goal of your website and outline the pages your website will need. Click here for my simple run-down on how to strategically outline your website.
4. Write the copy.
Or hire a professional copyrighter to perfect the text on each page to effortlessly flow with your brand. Click here for a little guidance from a pro on how to write the copy for the most important pages on your site.
5. Strategically choose any additional visual elements.
Perhaps hire a graphic designer for a new logo. Gather on-brand stock images and any other must-have visual elements for your site facelift. Curious on how to decide on a new logo? Click here.
Then once that’s all in order you’re ready to jump in with your new website makeover!