Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Don't just go with the cheapest option! Eliminate the need for rework and expensive trial and error. We get it right and make sure all our clients are satisfied and see results. That's why so many of them come back for more services!
Overall, I'd recommend hiring someone who's going to be around for the long haul. On every one of my websites, it says "Designed and Supported by Somacore Design Solutions LLC." See how that stands out? We not only design and communicate with our customers, but we support them too. Want to add a new feature or go a different direction? No problem. We'll support you every step of the way.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Don't be afraid to talk to me! Tell me what your ideal website looks like, or your ideal advertisement! The more I know, the more I can help your company look, and be, its best.
Insider tip: It can take up to 6 months for results to come, especially when trying to rank your website for Google Places. Other SEO efforts can take a while too - just be patient, because it's a refined, proven process to get your site among the top - and get it to stay there. Some people can get you there in a couple weeks, but you'll have no staying power. Do your research and find out what's best for your company and your reputation.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. When choosing the right company for you, there's no "right" questions to ask. I'd recommend sitting down face to face and getting a feel for any provider you choose.
One tip is that the more you know your business, the better I can help you develop your awesome ideas into something you and your company can be proud of. Take notes on your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of improvement so I can have the most complete picture of where your business is now, and where you'd like it to go.
In the end, it's not about what questions you ask, but also what questions I ask you. Like I said - the more I know, the better I can do for you and your business.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Having a logo, maybe a mission statement, and a core marketing message are key things to have before designing a website or doing any web advertising. To keep your message consistent and to get the best results, these things are key.
Also, think about the terms people use to search for you online, and start thinking about how you'd search for yourself if you needed to find your business.
All these things can come together to make an outstanding web presence for your company.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. At my company, customers don't just place their orders and then go wait for results. We communicate every step of the way to make sure we not only provide the client what they want, but also so the client can see our progress and hold us accountable.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love being able to take a client's vision and make it a reality. It's great seeing their reaction when I've designed something that gets results, and can provide them with more leads, more phone calls, and more money in their pockets.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Mobile websites are huge right now. If your website isn't mobile compatible, you're losing out.
The great news is, most of the time you don't need to create a whole separate website just for mobile - you can keep the one you have and just create a special file to tell it how to display on mobile devices. Give me a call and I'll tell you how it works!