I can hear the response to that question without ever having to speak with you directly. “Of course we own our website. We paid for it.”
Here’s the thing: It doesn’t matter that you paid your web developer – you may not.
Over the years, I’ve dealt with a variety of client situations. I have plenty of stories. This particular story line is the one that has recurred with the most frequency throughout Falco Design’s history. It deserves a blog post because it’s such a common theme among the small businesses we’ve worked with throughout the years.
If you’re considering having your website redesigned in the coming months – or even if you aren’t — you may want to address the following items.
Taking care of these issues will prevent a messy “untangling” with your current web agency. Your next website doesn’t have to be held up by the unpleasant tasks involved in taking control of what should already belong to your company. And, even if you’re perfectly happy with your current website, its ownership shouldn’t be in question. You bought it, make sure you own it.