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.

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

If you are looking for a professionally built website or want a consultation on your upcoming project feel free to schedule a call today.