What To Look For Before Hiring a Social Media or Web Design Company

Don't be afraid to take a closer look!

Don’t be afraid to take a closer look!

Lots of people claim to be web designers or social media experts nowadays, but before you decide on a company to create your website or handle your FB business page there’s a few things you should look for. Remember, a cheap but poorly designed website will cost you more in the long run than making a solid investment on a well designed, mobile friendly site upfront.

With website builders like DudaOne, Wix and Weebly, there’s no excuse for an outdated looking website these days. Make sure the person you’re working with is experienced, knowledgeable and has an eye for design. Last but not least, make sure your web designer or social media guru knows how to write. Many web designers use copy writers which is a sign they know what they’re good at… and what they’re not.

Here are the three key things to look for when hiring a virtual assistant or web design / social media company:

1. Check out their work – if you don’t like the websites they’ve designed already, they probably aren’t the best fit for your business.
2. Review their copy writing – typos and grammatical errors should be a red flag.
3. Ask for references – if the individual or company does good work they should be able to provide you with a list of happy customers to talk to.

If you don’t feel 100% confident in your web designer or “virtual assistant,” chances are you should go with your gut. Your FB business page is the voice of your company and your website is a reflection of your business so you don’t want to put anything out there that isn’t your best.

~Rachel

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Not Too Shabby – My First Amateur Photography Attempts

I’ve always loved taking product photos for my clients but recently I began practicing my photography skills on just about anyone that will allow me to take their picture. My sister asked me to take some baby pictures of my nephew, Clark, so I of course agreed. Not only do I love babies but I was excited for the chance to practice my shooting and editing skills. Now I know I’m far from being an expert, but I was really happy with how the pictures turned out so I thought I’d share my favorites. I’ve found a local printer but I would love to know from the other amateur photographers out there, who do you use for your printing services? I know there’s a lot of big names out there but I was skeptical of ordering a bunch of prints online and I want to get my sister the best deal possible. I’d love your feedback!

~ Rachel

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