How much are you willing to spend? Lets discuss these issues in more depth.
1. The car-buyer question: Youre about to buy a car, and you want to know a few things. One of them is your paymenthow you decide to handle the tab for your website design is a similar case. At this point, you might decide to pay cash. Or you could pay with a mortgage-funded loan. But there is one thing you should absolutely avoidpaying via a Paypal “donation”. A common thing about these donations is that the designers will keep 100% of the profits, giving the creators of the website the rest of the money. A savvy business owner should ask these two key questions when looking for a web designer:
– Will the designer be going around asking people for a sale?
– If so, is the designer going to give you 100% of the profit?
This simple question can save you hundreds of dollars or even thousands of dollars! A professional designer will most likely not be willing to give you a 100% sale. A better practice is to find a designer who wants to give you a partial sale. If you do a partial sale, you still get a good web site design, but you are not looking for a designer’s 100% of the profits.
2. The information-request question: The next thing you need to figure out is what information you need to provide. This is basically your budget. You do need to know exactly what you will be paying for. More importantly, you need to know what you don’t need. Do you really need to know the designer’s name? Or his address? Or his phone number?
What are you looking for? Will you need to supply your company’s website address? Do you need to supply an additional payment for this service?
3. The money-splitting question: Do you really need to pay additional money to split the profits 50/50? Or will you be paying a percentage of the profits from the sales to the designer? This is basically another important question that will determine your cost. More money means more profit. More risk means more reward. Most people who get designed by freelancers do pay a percentage of the profits to the designer. This can be determined by the amount of money charged. If the designers are charging a lot, chances are that they are asking a lot of money for the project. If the designers are charging a lot but are giving you a little profit, then they are likely either willing to work with you on the changes or do not need your additional money. If the designers are not charging a percentage of profits, then they probably do not want additional money and are more willing to work with you on the changes.
So, if you want a web designer, you will need to figure out a percentage of profits. This is the most important question you will need to ask a designer, because this is usually how much you will need to pay them. Most designers will charge you a percentage of profits, but these are few and far between. If you get asked to pay a large percentage of profits, you know that the designer knows what they are doing. If the designer refuses to give you profits, it is likely that they are not interested in your project and do not care about your profit margins.
It should be noted that the designer is unlikely to know the exact percentage of profits. They will know that you are serious about making profits. They do not need to know the exact amount of profit. All they need to know is that they are paying you enough to give them some input and possibly a cut if the project turns out to be profitable. The most you should charge them is about 10% of the profit.
Another important thing to consider when choosing a designer is whether they need your site updated to your specifications. If they do not, they will not be able to provide you with a good profit margin and you will have to pay them. If they do need your site updated, you will want to ensure that they can update the site at no cost to you and they have given you a clear description of what needs to be updated. If they have given you a clear description of what needs to be updated, but will charge you a fee for doing so, you should not be comfortable with that fee. This fee will most likely be a percentage of the profits that you will receive from the sales made through the site. If the designer has given you the site and told you that they can update the site at no cost to you and charge a percentage of the profits, it is probably best that you look for someone else.