When we look at how potential customers of your business find information in today’s world, nearly everything points to the Internet and the digital space.
Your website is one of the first things that a potential customer is going to see when they’re looking for a business like yours.
It’s imperative that you make a good first impression as you don’t often get second chances on the Internet.
Businesses that jump into their new website project without thinking of the most important questions, are typically those who end up with websites that perform poorly or fail to meet the mark.
You have a story and a great message and it’s vital that you’re able to share this with your audience.
Better planning leads to better results which ultimately means that you’ll be able to convert more of your visitors into customers.
The design process is very much a collaboration between the designer and the client.
As the client, it’s important that you’re able to share your ideas and articulate what you’d like effectively.
For the designer, it’s important that they are able to listen and make suggestions that will benefit your business.
Together, this partnership can deliver fantastic results, but it requires a clear plan and a good understanding.
Taking the time to have a plan in place with an easy to understand project brief, helps everyone involved on the project to move together in the same direction.
The best website projects work as a collaboration between you, the business owner, and your chosen design partner. The first step here is a clear and concise project brief.
A clear project brief is a plan that can be actioned by your chosen design partner. Not only does it map out the work that needs to be completed, but it allows for a list of deliverables to be created that will meet the requirements and needs of your business.
Having worked with many business owners like you over the years I’ve been in business, the one thing I’ve found that is a common struggle for many people is that they’re not able to create a project brief to a level that creates a good understanding for all involved.
I’ve designed a process that is easy for you to take part in. It all starts with a Discovery Meeting. This is a virtual meeting between you and myself.
The Discovery Meeting is designed to go through your plan and learn more about your website requirements. I ask a lot of questions, which is important, because it helps me to understand you clearly and for us both to think about your target audience in more detail.
The most important question that you can ever ask yourself is “why”. It doesn’t sound like it right now, but in our Discovery Meeting you’ll hear it a lot, because it helps you to think deeply about your requirements and how they work for your target audience.
It’s good to remember that whilst a website is created for your business, it’s actually more for your customers. If they don’t resonate with the website and your message, then you won’t generate sales.
At the end of our virtual meeting, I’ll take all of the notes I’ve made on the call with you and turn this into a complete project brief document, ready for you to hand over to your chosen design partner and get your project moving.
With a clear and concise brief, your chosen design partner will be able to easily prepare a proposal for you that takes into account all of your requirements and the goals of your project.
In fact, I actually discount the Discovery Service fee from my proposal, when you choose to continue working with me on your website.
A good project brief will help you to bring the vision for your new website to life. It will also hold your design partners accountable to elements that have been agreed in the proposal.
The Discovery Service is priced at $99. As mentioned above, this fee is deducted from the proposal that I create for you, when you choose to continue working with me on your website project.
To get started, you can click the button below to place your order. You’ll be re-directed to my Checkout system where you can make your payment.
After you’ve made your payment, you’ll receive an email that will provide all the instructions you need to schedule your Discovery Meeting with me and we can get started.
The Discovery Service is based on a virtual meeting where we will discuss your plans for your new website and dig deeper into your requirements. I’ll work with you to fully understand everything that you need and explain how this can come together from a technical perspective. After the meeting, I’ll provide you with a project brief that you can use with me or any other agency.
I will have a virtual meeting with you to discuss your new website project. I’ll listen to your requirements and I’ll ask you questions to drill down into the specifics. This process helps all parties involved to gain full clarity in the scope of work required and it also gets you thinking in detail about your target audience and their needs.
After the Discovery Meeting, I’ll use the notes that we’ve created to put together a complete project brief for your website project. This is a document that will detail your requirements, goals and all accompanying data. You can use this brief to move forwards with the project with any design partner you choose.
When you choose Malika Brandy to be your design partner, I will deduct the cost of the Discovery Service from my proposal to you. I do this because the Discovery Service is an important part of the project and it’s the first step towards having a great new website for your business.
Malika Brandy will be designing my website in the near future and this was recommended as the first step. The Discovery Meeting helped me think through all the different aspects of my company website with a focus on what my customers want. Also, I like having the brief document to refer back to. The Discovery Service is worth every penny. Just do it!
Vernon S, Vernon Scott Cement Finishers
The creative brief document was exactly what I needed to get organized. I feel like this designer knows what I want and can deliver it. Kudos!
Joe M, School in the Pines
It’s easy to start a website project with a design partner but it’s not always easy for you, as the business owner, to clearly express your requirements. A Discovery Meeting is a conversation between you and our experienced team members, asking you questions and digging deeper into your “why”.
No, you have no obligation to work with me on the actual web design project, after the Discovery Meeting. If you decide after using the Discovery Service that you would like to work with another design partner, then you’re more than welcome to do this. You can take the project brief that I create for you, and present this to any design agency.
A project brief is a document that clearly and concisely describes the project. It’s a detailed document that will run through the purpose of your website, your requirements, any particular technical needs and most importantly, your goals.
I’m an established web designer and have been making websites since 2013. I have over a decade of experience with marketing. I am well versed in project planning and creating fantastic websites for my clients.