What kind of questions a website designer should be asking potential clients before getting started.
Are you a web designer or developer? Have you have plenty of clients and know the ins and outs of what to ask? Well not many people do and I'm here to help you guys and girls through it
Now you may already be asking these questions, and that's pretty awesome, but there might be a few you're missing and this post could help you out
Below are a list of what I put together. Some questions are very basic and others may seem intrusive, but are necessary. The questions work for most clients and it doesn't really matter much if they're getting something big or small, they just need to answer the questions in order for you to get the best understanding of what they want or need.
Here are the questions I came up with that you should be asking each potential client.
What are you and your company all about?
What is your end goal for all of this?
What do you need in order to achieve your goals?
Are you able to measure the success of the new design?
What is your ideal customer?
What demographic are you trying to target?
What would you like the first actions of your visitors to be?
How do you customers react to your product?
How does your traffic normally act on your website?
Which of your competitors do you find intriguing?
Will you be needing a database for registered users?
Are you going to be selling items/products and need secured transactions?
Do you have an estimated budget for this project?
Do you have a specific deadline for this to be finished by?
Is it possible to break up the work into different phases?
Do you have someone in charge of adding content or are we doing that?
Remember, these are general questions and you may not need to ask all of them. I'm sure, if you're already a freelance designer, you're asking a lot of these. But you may miss some since you're already loaded with work and have to focus on a ton of things that you may miss something
You'll need to make your questions sound like you're not trying to be intrusive, you're just trying to get basic information to get an understanding of how you're going to set up the timeline for the project.