As a small business owner, you cannot do your job alone. But that doesn’t mean completely handing the reigns over to your tech guru.
A relationship with your web developer is a lot like your relationship with your hairdresser or beautician. You trust their talents, but in reality, you have to live with the final product. Therefore, it is you who should be in charge of what takes place.
Sure your wallet makes a lot of decisions for you, like what size latte you’re going to order today or whether or not you will buy that bag you have been eyeing. While this is all well and good, one thing your wallet should NOT decide for you is who you will hire as your web developer.
Giving birth to a business is a lot like giving birth to a baby. You dream about the idea long before it ever happens, you protect and grow it for a long time (probably longer than 9 months), and then you show it to the world.
Once your baby is born, you definitely don’t just hand he/she over to anyone without asking A LOT of questions first. So, why would you do that with your business?
When you need a website, two words get used interchangeably: web designer and web developer. Same thing, right? Nope.