Hello there, once again welcome to my blog. This is your buddy Wali here, as you’ve figured I am the founder and CEO of WaliBD. I often bump with some interesting questions about how someone can develop his/her website or app from a company/agency/freelancer? This is so tough for anyone with sound knowledge in technical field to follow the precise steps for developing their website. Often they miss out something critical. Sometimes there is no peace in mind. So I stated some easy steps you can follow to work with any company/agency/freelancer, you are not bound to work with us. Cheese!
Here are the steps with some simple explanations:
Find out a reliable and experienced company
Contact them with specific requirements (if possible with example website)
Discuss and get Clear knowledge about the terms, after sales, free addons and payment terms and methods. Some of the companies work on full advance payment if they feel confident, most ask for 50% advance. You must think and feel comfortable with the company before paying in advance.
Ask the company/agency/freelancer to make a contract and both parties digitally sign them followed by the work order and payment. Work order is not always necessary if the contract covers that portion.
The development party will ask for your design revision in the first place, after they have the design ready. In this stage your project’s final look will depend on what revisions and feedback you provide them. Try to be more precisely documented if possible, avoid phone/audio calls for revisions/feedbacks. Developers/Project Managers can often forget what you’d say.
Quick Note: Writing down your changes in a doc file or google docs with relevant screenshots (if required screen recording videos) is the best practice.
After project is done, they’d show you. Upon making sure you’ve got your desired website, let them upload the site to the Domain-Hosting you purchased… thus clear the full payment. If you still have some revisions, it’s wise to ask for that beforehand.
Nowadays websites are built with CMS (Content Management System), no matter it’s WordPress/OpenCart/Drupal or some custom made- so you have the independence to change and update your site from the admin panel. Make sure you have all necessary credentials on project hand over time.
Even though sites are built with CMS, companies offer after sales services for as long as 3 to 12 months. Make sure you ask for their help, anytime you need.
That’s conclude the steps you need to know. Some providers have their own steps and strategy, if these seams feasible to you- go ahead without hesitation. If not, discuss with them or switch!