A specific brief can certainly help you to control costs towards your website. A specific and focused brief to your designer means both of you are aware of the exact needs and there is less necessity for time consuming and costly revisions. The fewer alterations you make, the lesser corrections you require and the less time your designer spends on the project will ultimately translate to less expense for you.
Do your Homework
Don’t visit your designer without any knowledge of how websites are designed and how each aspect plays its part in the final estimate. Do some research on the internet about the basic components of a website and how different designers charge for projects. This will help you to understand the cost breakup and bargain successfully at each stage. You can definitely save some money under individual categories rather than on the entire bill. However, do compare apples with apples as the costs charged by top-notch designers and your local enterprise will never be the same
Utilize your Own Resources
Content, graphics, videos, movies etc can all be part of your website and increase its value and efficacy. However, more additions will mean more expense but don’t let this deter you. See how you can provide the necessary inputs yourself and save money. Provide the content and pictures yourself if you have a flair for writing or an eye for photography. Shoot amateur videos yourself and gather as much information as you can and provide all that to your designer. Remember that the less your designer has to work on you project the less he will charge you for it.