You just spent a few hundred dollars on having a website built for your new business, only to find that is is not really the way you want it. Usually since you have already paid for it you end up thinking that it is a really bad idea. It will then usually take you several hours to find out how to add an change the content or links on your site. And for those that have no experience it will usually take a lot longer.
The first thing you need to ask yourself is, did you tell the designer exactly what you wanted for the design? If you specifically told them what you wanted and they did not follow it, or possibly they made a mistake the designer may be willing to fix it to your specifications. Any good designer would be willing to work with you. You should have a contract with the website designer or some type of agreement. Take a look at what you put into your agreement and contact the designer immediately. Also any good website designer will let you look at the site before it is actually up and running.
There are many problems that can arise for your business if you spend a lot of money on a site that is not done correctly. This is why it is important to make sure that you have a contract before the designer even begins. It will end up delaying your business start up and may end up costing you more money if you fail to get the proper agreement. If you do not have a contract or a signed agreement, then check all the emails that were sent between the two of you. If you specified in any email a particular design or templates then you should be able to get it changed without paying any extra.
There are also several companies that do website maintenance. Although you will probably have to spend more money then you wanted you will be able to get the website to your business specifications. Or you can exchange some of your products or services that you will be selling for the website maintenance or repairs. You could also offer free advertising to any experienced person willing to do the website maintenance. When it comes to business it is always likely that you will make some sort of mistake along the way. Especially if you are just starting out in business for the first time.
That’s why it is very important to plan wisely and take your time with everything. This would include your website. Since this is the first thing that many people will see when it comes to your business you will want it to be done correctly. The bottom line is to always make sure that you get everything in writing. If you do not than you can almost always count on spending a lot more money than you wanted to.