The Pros and Cons of Creating Your Website from Scratch

You are in business to make money, not to lose it or give it away. While this is essentially true of all businesses, certain tasks could be costing you more when not handled professionally.

These tasks include everything from accounting to customer service to project management. Outsourcing specific tasks could be the best decision you make for your business – especially your website.

However, if you’re considering DIYing your website, keep reading to discover the pros and cons of creating a business website yourself as opposed to hiring a web designer.

Can I Create A Website Myself?

Nowadays, do-it-yourself is all the rage. From fixing plumbing issues to putting an addition onto your home, getting your hands dirty is preferable to calling in someone who will charge you $75 just to walk in the door. The same can be said for website design.

Constructing your website from scratch can save you money. With a few (or a bunch) tutorials, the basics can be learned. Setting up your website will definitely take some time but if you already have a game plan and design strategy in mind, this can cut down on time.

Creating a website yourself means you get to learn something new.

Many people these days want to create their own website to make a name for themselves or help promote their business. Creating a website yourself means you get to learn something new which is always exciting but it can also be daunting!

The world of web design has changed a lot in the last few years. Creating a website has never been easier with the use of drag and drop website builders (I recommend WordPress and DIVI).

These web design tools allow you to create a professional looking site without having to know any code. They also offer a variety of templates and themes to choose from so it’s easy for anyone to make their own website quickly.

To top it off, if you develop a genuine interest, there are classes, books and more in-depth tutorials to enhance your skills.

Oh no! What have I done?

Your website may not look as professional as you would like.

Small nuances that a designer might tweak are often missed by a novice. And, for your viewers, they can spot a less than professional job readily and will shift their attention to your competition instead.

Any task that you handle in business has a time requirement attached to it.

When you are unfamiliar with the technical aspect of the task, such as website creation, there is also a learning curve. What was meant to save you time and money will end up costing you more in lost revenue, time away from other marketing strategies, as well as the cost of bringing in a professional to fix what you have cobbled together.

If you’ve used a template for ease of use, then the website most likely will resemble hundreds of others

A business that is poised to make money and command its industry needs a unique aspect and branding. You won’t find that using cookie-cutter software and templates.

What will you do?

Now for the big question, how will you handle the question of website creation for your business? The final decision is up to you…

However, if you want to fast track your results and not have to waste time trying to DIY your website, then book a consult to learn how a Designer Day Intensive can launch your website in as little as one day!!

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