You need to ask questions from the get go. What can they do for your website? How can they accelerate your business? Request proof of their previous projects. Understanding your website’s objectives and priorities will help your web developer to successfully build something that’s going to work for you. Make a vision board with a wish list of design elements, and make sure each page has a prime objective. It’s important to discuss your budget early on in the process so you’re getting the most bang for your buck, and you should also have a clear idea of your launch date to provide your web developer.