Want to create a website for my company. Need Help!!!

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I am working in an advertising company and I want to establish a website for my company. I am little bit nervous about fake companies which take money early and not complete your work at time. Anyone please suggest me any company which can make a website for me and ask for the money after the completion of the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author david poole
    Hiya Jen

    I think I would be nervous as well.
    my initial thoughts are to understand that development (as in making it look pretty) and how to attract customers and retain them should remain seperate, though some people can do both.

    before you approach anyone have a think what the features and benefits are to the company and ask your customers and prospects what would be helpful to them.

    give me a pm and we can talk more

    all the best

    david
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    • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
      Originally Posted by david poole View Post

      Hiya Jen


      my initial thoughts are to understand that development (as in making it look pretty) and how to attract customers and retain them should remain seperate, though some people can do both.


      david
      The problem hgere is the fact that a web designer in general just makes the site and is involved in making a site look pretty. However there should be other considerations such as navigation, having a site map and other considerations which affect how a site is ranked, they are separate usually, but both are important. My take o nthe two is the fact that the design is a secondary issue, though i hsall probably get shot down for saying that
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiratore
    The company I work with is excellent, reliable and is used by many highly visible companies and entrepreneurs. If you'd like to PM me I'll send you the details.
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  • Profile picture of the author iBBnet
    Jennifer,

    Just looking at it from the opposite side: As a web designer, I have similar apprehensions just like you have with any project I take -- how do I know the client will pay after the work is done? I have done work before where the client decided he was no longer going to pursue an online business and backed out, after I already put a lot of time and effort on his site. So now, I balance a big project like that by requiring a 50% non-refundable deposit before the start of the project.

    If you don't mind paying 50% deposit now and the remaining balance to be paid off prior to your site going live, I can certainly recommend my own services...
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    • Profile picture of the author ny_mariposa
      Originally Posted by iBBnet View Post

      As a web designer, I have similar apprehensions just like you have with any project I take -- how do I know the client will pay after the work is done?
      I have similar feelings, although I don't always require payment up front. Most of my clients are local, so for most of them, I do not require down payment. I also don't always require payment up front for people I have gotten to know over time or people referred to me by existing clients.

      If I'm a bit overloaded on work and a prospect comes out of nowhere who I've never heard of before, I will sometimes ask for a small down payment. That way I don't bend over backwards for someone who ends up disappearing or changing is mind. I'll know then that they are serious.

      If the project requires a significant cash investment for any scripts that I don't have on hand, I will require that those are paid for up front.
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    • Profile picture of the author laristech
      My company requires half down half when finished. I agree with iBBnet. Customers can back out if they have not paid anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author talewins
    If you want a champion web site builder I suggest
    SEO Shopping Cart and Search Engine Marketing by Merchant Metrix, Inc. It is an Internet Marketing company that specializes in improving your search engine visibility. It helps customers achieve the first page and increase their ROI. It uses the internet to market your products and services to the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fondybadger
    for your company i have one important issue i want to remind u ---that is to build trust
    If major search engines like google yahoo msn bing do not trust your website, it will not rank. If your visitors/customers do not feel your website is legitimate, they won't come back
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  • Profile picture of the author Fondybadger
    some more info i want share--Create a "Company" Info Page.
    A nice little "About Us" or "Company Information" page can go a long ways in making your site look legitimate. In fact, most SEO experts believe that a many search engine robots crawling your website are looking for it. Statistically this page is one of the most visited of your entire site
    Don't be afraid to put some work into this page, remember on the web your image and reputation are the only things you have.
    Publish a Privacy Policy - This is another area where SEO experts agree, robots look for privacy policy pages. It is generally good practice to have these anyway, but many people leave this out. Unless you are dealing with a whole bunch of legal business, keep your privacy policy simple, easy to understand, and accessible. Visitors tend to feel better seeing one, even though 99% of them will never read it

    hope help and good luck for the company
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  • Profile picture of the author n7 Studios
    Hi Jennifer,

    I'd recommend the Warrior Forum "Warriors for Hire" section:
    Warriors For Hire - Programmers, Website Designers, Graphic Artists

    You'll find plenty of web designers, developers etc. - most with responses from clients with their feedback. Ideal if you're a little nervous working with someone remotely who you haven't worked with before.

    Any designer / developer asking for all of the money upfront should, in my opinion, be avoided. Just take a look through these forums - most of the stories about designers running off with the money typically occur when the client's paid 100% upfront. It's a practice I'd never recommend.

    50% upfront, 50% on completion is more typical - but again, if you feel that's too much exposure upfront, try to agree smaller payment milestones. Personally, I've always required a 25% deposit, with 25% part payments at agreed stages, and from a designer / developer point of view, it's caused no issues for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author talewins
    Terrific advice FondyBadger, especially since this is to be a company web site. That means that the site's traffic will be funneled there by advertising -- in the paper, on television, radio, and phone directories. They will be looking for reassurance before taking the next step and picking up the phone. Good navigation from the front page is essential. The one thing I would add is to include head shots of the CEO and other executives, don't forget how easy it is to add tasteful video to a site either.
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  • Profile picture of the author steviemac
    Really the simplest option is to build one yourself. Sooo much cheaper

    If you're a technophobe and haven't time to be learning wordpress etc.
    You should try BandZoogle. [ $ 200 a year ]
    They really are idiot proof.
    I have a radio production website and it's perfect for multimedia / advertising/ graphics etc.

    They supply the control panel and the site construction is really simple.
    You can even register your company domain through them.
    Thats how i started. though now I would set up my own hosting account and build with a cms like wordpress or joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author ScottFox
    Jennifer,
    Try using elance.com. Their online marketplace is full of qualified programmers, designers, developers, etc. as well as quality ratings and reviews on their services.
    Putting together a simple proposal will attract bids from contractors and agencies worldwide.
    Then you can pick the one you like best for your project.
    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author articlemaddness
    Hey Jennifer,
    Choosing a web design / layout can be tough.
    To help get the maximum results you can hold a contest at:
    99designs Leading Designer Marketplace for Logo Designs and More? If your budget is fair priced you will have many submissions to choose from. Payments can be made via 3rd party at contest end. Registration is free. Look over a few contests first to get some ideas on format and expectations.
    Good luck
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