As a business owner or entrepreneur, you could have numerous reasons for wanting a website. Websites offer us the opportunity to take our ideas, services, goods and products to a global audience. It’s the bridge between turning a local business into a global business. However, like anything in life, building a website is neither easy nor cheap. If you want a cheap website, you often get what you pay for: cheap, low-rent, generic website designs with mediocre content that does nothing to excite the reader.
Since website designers at low cost can be so lacking in value, should you not instead use a website builder?
Often cheaper by a large margin, website builders allow you to build the whole website yourself. Naturally, though, that has some limitations and problems – namely your experience in building a winning website.
You could, for example, change the color scheme (though, for reasons stated here, we don’t recommend that or just some of the content. You could add some new images, or upload a new logo for the site. You are in total control.
Of course, this control comes with some rather damaging limitations. For one, you are left with a narrow number of options in terms of templates, and you’ll obviously suffer from a lack of unicity. Clients who come across your site and then see a competitor with the same will likely be put off by the template approach to website design.
Add in the fact that the site won’t be specific to your business, and it becomes easier to understand why some people are a little hesitant to get involved with website builders.
The only real issue that you might have when choosing website designers is the attached cost. You could easily be into the four figure region if you want to build a quality website that delivers business to you time and time again. That being said, the money you spend on a website that lasts for the long-term is the equivalent of what you might spend on a few months advertising alone.
With the fact a website provides you with professional help to solve any issue, too, it becomes increasingly easy to see why this is the go-to option for so many people. The cost might sound a lot upfront, but website designers make sure you always get a high return on investment, making it a worthwhile expense.
Getting this right can be tough, but it’s a decision that is well worth your time and consideration. Done right, it could help to positively transform the way your business handles its marketing for years to come.