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Should I DIY My Website?

 

Should you DIY your website? Since businesses, people, and their website needs come in endless shapes and sizes, there is no single answer out there on whether you should DIY your website or hire a professional website designer. DIY is a great option for many - platforms like SquareSpace, Wix, and Wordpress.com simplify the process of getting your business out there into the internet world. However, for many of you, DIY might actually be holding your business back from reaching the next level of growth.

If you’ve ever wondered whether you should tackle your business website or hire out a professional, read on:

 
 
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“However, for many of you, DIY might actually be holding your business back from reaching the next level of growth.”

 
 

You should definitely DIY your website if…

  1. You’re short on cash and technical skills, but you do have some free time to learn a thing or two about building a website on a drag-and-drop platform.

  2. You’re not quite sure what you want out of your business yet, and you’re testing the waters to see if your plan is viable.

  3. Most of your business is done by word of mouth, and it doesn’t seem like the right time to upgrade yet.

  4. You just want to start blogging right off the bat, and you consider your content more important than the design for your beginning blog.

You should consider hiring a professional web designer (or devsigner) if…

  1. It’s very important that you make a good first impression when others search for you online (for portfolios, personal websites, artist pages that might be visited during a hiring process, etc.).

  2. You’re so busy with your business that taking time to DIY your website is actually taking time away from running your business.

  3. The income potential for your business justifies hiring a professional designer. For example, if you’re a career coach or consultant and your income potential is high, hiring out a designer will definitely be a worthwhile investment.

  4. Even thinking about web hosting, URL redirects, SEO, and image optimization makes you shudder.

  5. You know that you’ll need some advanced custom features on your website that require knowledge of code.


The big thing that is left when you boil this all down is time. Do you have it? Great! You can learn some of the technical skills necessary to launch your fledgling business. But if you’re thriving and really don’t have the bandwidth to take on yet another project, it sounds like you’re ready to hire a professional to make your website visually striking, SEO friendly, and ready for action.

Still have questions? Shoot me a message and we can start a discussion about a website for your great idea or business.