Is a DIY Website Right For Your Business?

Written by Daniel Ferrigon

October 15, 2019

DIY Website Design

Knowing how to code is no longer necessary to getting a website up and running. With a number of DIY website builders entrepreneurs can create their own web presence without hiring a professional web developer. However just because you can build your own website doesn’t mean that you should. Just like taxes and haircuts are best left to professionals the same can be said about website development.

Not all DIY website builders are the same.

I often find that business owners that opt to building their own website do so because of the cost of hiring a developer. Yes, the upfront cost may be lower. However in the long run, you may pay more than expected for a website with limited functionality.

How to make the right choice?

If you’re making a dish for the first time, you’ll likely use a recipe and go to the grocery store and gather all of the ingredients. Similarly when building a website you’ll want to outline the features that the website should have, what the website’s purpose is. Use this as a guideline when making your decision.

Some DIY website builders force you to keep your website on their platform. This can be a good thing especially in regards to security and updates. You can sit back knowing that security updates are handled for you.

Who Can Benefits Using A DIY Website Builder?

Price is often an deciding factor when choosing to use a DIY website builder. Realtors, that need quick landing pages for their listings. Businesses that need an informational website. A small sized eCommerce business (under 100 products).

The Popular Choices

  • Wix.
  • Weebly.
  • Squarespace.
  • GoDaddy.
  • SiteBuilder.

What are the drawbacks?

Some drawbacks to be aware of are the limitations in regards to customization. I have found that many owners begin with one vision in mind and as the business grows their website is unable to grow with their needs. If you are a beginner you might face a learning curve in familiarizing yourself with the website’s platform.

It is always best to consult with a professional web developer prior to beginning a project. They can offer guidance on the best strategies and platforms for your business.

An alternative to DIY website builders would be to purchase a website template and hire a developer to add content and customize the website to your liking.

Final Thoughts

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