So why are you picking up the phone and calling a website designer or someone to maintain your site?

What is your business and site about?

Be ready to give that quick 30 second elevator speech of what your business/organization and site are about.
Is it more of a brochure site, that will be the front door of your business, a shopping site, a resource to perhaps something else?

How do you want them to feel when they are there?

Do you have the assets you need or will you need help with that?

Have you reserved a domain name?

Do you have or will you need website hosting?
Why chose someone.
Chose a person you feel you have a good rapor with, who you can communicate well with. You want to know that if you have a problem, you can share your concerns and the person on the other will understand and work with you.
Scope of work
Experience
Offers the services you need and/or can help you find them

This is a relationship. One you want to add to your