It's a tempting prospect when starting out in business when you have the opportunity to cut a few corners, save a few pounds and go down the D.I.Y Website route. It can seem like a “no-brainer” - many are free, claim to be easy to use and can quickly allow you to have that all important website presence which is vital to your business. At Clever Business Websites, we have a slightly different take on the world of D.I.Y. Websites, and for good reason.
Stick to what you know
If you’re not a web designer by trade, that’s not a problem, in the same way that not being a car mechanic isn’t a problem, unless you are trying to fix a car.
You might be convinced by the idea of creating your own website using a D.I.Y. website builder such as Go Daddy, Wix and the like, but how much do you actually know about what you are going to attempt to do? You may be a creative individual who likes the idea of taking on this type of project yourself, but when all's said and done, there is a good chance that may have bitten off more than you can chew and quickly become out of your depth. We’ve all been there when you get enticed into something which comes across as so easy, but only once you spend a bit of time do you find out how little you really know in order to produce a quality product at the end.
Professional Websites Don’t Have to Cost A Lot
Web designers have a wealth of experience and knowledge after creating all manner of websites, in different styles, with different features for a number of different businesses.. Having a working knowledge based on tried and tested design methods, they tend to know what will work and what won’t. It will take them much less time to create a website with the functionality that you hope to achieve. With experience in HTML coding, image editing, forms and other features that are often incorporated into a web design, it is a simple process for a web developer to create something that looks professional and resembles the business image that you are trying to portray to the world, rather than the long-winded time exhaustive process that you are likely to go through if you attempt it yourself.
D.I.Y. Websites Lose that Attention to Detail
Creating a website without the essential web design skills can make it hard to stay on top of the detail, like keeping font styles and sizes consistent, editing images and it is easy to spend hours upon hours on something which should be a simple task. Those are the bits and pieces that a designer can sort out at the drop of a hat, but never quite come together in a DIY website.
D.I.Y. Websites are a False Economy
The D.I.Y. companies all promise that your website can be achieved on a tiny budget and can be up and running in a matter of a few hours, which is obviously a great pull factor, especially for small business owners and start-ups. The thing that it tends to hide from you, is actually how long-winded and frustrating the process can actually be. There is a reason why web designers are always in a job; there will always be a need for professionals to do a top quality job.
Professional Pay Monthly Websites that Won’t Break the Bank
Instead of using your valuable time to create a website yourself, why not have peace of mind by leaving it to the professionals. D.I.Y. web builders will not be able to offer you the same amount of customer service or support as a web agency who will take the time to understand you, your business, what you are hoping to achieve with your website, and ultimately a company that actually cares about your business. With a support system in place, monthly updates, content writing and other services available to you. For a manageable monthly fee, you will not only achieve the website that you are hoping for, but you also start on your Clever journey, learning the best ways of appealing to your target audience, with the personal approach from a professional website company. Unlike the D.I.Y. website route, you won’t be left on your own with support as we are always at the end of the phone or email.
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