Cost Cutting in Web Projects – Useful Tips
How many times have you wondered if the quoted $5000.00 was $3500.00 that was within your budget? All the time you would say.
Clients are always anxious to get the least quote from their prospective Web Development vendors. No big deal. We all seem to gravitate towards the best quality with least price.
However, did you imagine that you could actually have your Web vendor reduce the cost of your Web design project by judicious planning?
There are quite a few areas in a given project which can be plugged with proper planning at your end that may help your Web vendor to estimate your project accurately and thereby giving you a quote which otherwise may have been on a higher side.
Project specifications that are ambiguous are a major factor that causes your Web vendor to estimate your project broadly. And a broad estimation naturally means that the quoted amount contains an extra margin the Web company has allowed for something that isn’t understood or conveyed yet but may come up later as a surprise.
The more close and on dot the Web project specifications are, the less chance there would be for a web design company to assume and apply a charge to something that may not even be needed.
Next comes the importance of breaking your Web project – if it is large – in phases. Consider the most important elements of your project implementing which would help your project with an initial launch. Even if you may want the complete project to be launched in one single go, still break it in phases for your web company and request a phase-wise price. This will reduce the chances of project’s value being overestimated.
Last but not the least choose your web design company with care. It would really help if you can have the Web companies in your portfolio show you similar sized (may not be similar themed) projects that they may have done and compare the prices each had charged vis-à-vis how well they are executed.
The above and other such factors could really cause your Web company to present you a quote significantly less that what they may have presented you otherwise.