The contract is signed. You have just hired a website developer to redesign your website. Congratulations! Is it now time to say “call me when it’s done”? No, not quite. While you are hiring a professional to do the work for you, there are still a few steps for you to do. While it may vary from one development firm to the next, this chapter describes the typical development process and how you fit into it.
There will be some upfront deposit that is necessary before development begins. Make sure to handle this promptly to avoid delays in starting production. Your site won’t get scheduled on a developers’ production schedule until this initial deposit is received. This means other projects that make their deposit before yours have an opportunity to move ahead of you in the queue.