Building Your Own Website – Is It Worth It?
“Should I build my own website?” The age old question that many of us have thought about time after time.
For some people it can mean saving lots of money and having the freedom to spend as much time as they want building their dream website.
But for others it can mean spending hours banging their head against the keyboard when everything goes wrong.
So should you build your own website or leave it to the professionals? There are many things to think about before you decide so let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each path.
Building Your Own Website
Taking on the task of building your own website can seem like a brilliant idea. Instead of paying someone lots of money all you have to do is invest your own time into making one. Not only do you save money but you also get the final say on how your website looks and what content it should include.
Although there plenty of benefits of building your own website there are some major disadvantages as well.
Unless you already have all the skills and technical know how it might be a lot harder than you initially thought.
Sure you can spend the time learning how to code so you can customise your website to your heart’s content, but couldn’t you be spending your time more wisely? Time is money and if you think about how much you’d need to learn just to make a simple website it can actually be very time consuming.
Even if you do have the technical knowhow that’s still only one piece of the puzzle. You still need to design the website. Designing a website correctly is a lot harder than it looks. You might have all the code and content sorted but if your website is just a random mess visitors will find it confusing and will be likely to leave.
Designing is an art and if you have no experience of designing websites then it really is best to leave it to the professionals.
Finally you have the maintenance and updates of the website. Let’s face it, at some point in the future your website is going to need and update or repair. Some people might be able to do it if it’s just a simple change or fix but larger issues can take as long as making the website from scratch.
From first thought, building your own website can seem like a great idea but with numerous obstacles that lie ahead it’s best leaving it to someone else.
Letting Someone Else Build Your Website
If you barely know how to use a computer then it’s best to let the professionals make your website. Even if you’re fairly technical and consider yourself an expert it’s still best to leave it to the professionals.
So why should you give your hard earned cash to somebody else?
If you want your website to get noticed and bring in the customers then getting your website professional built is the key. Web developers and designers know what works and ultimately how to increase your conversions.
They have plenty of tried and tested methods to make your website convert like crazy. So you’re not just paying them for the website and the design but also their expertise on digital marketing.
But my friend Michael says he can build me a website for £200!
Considering such a low price it’s very likely Michael is not a professional web designer and actually doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing.
How many websites has he made? Who was his last client?
Unless someone has a portfolio of websites and clients they have worked with in the past you should be weary of handing over any money. Or else they might just make you the best worst website ever.
As they commonly say, you get what you pay for and if you’re not paying much then you won’t be getting much. But that doesn’t mean website have to be super expensive! Talking to the professionals before they build your website can give them a good idea of what features you require.
There’s no point paying top price for loads of cool fancy features if you’re never going to use them. Agreeing on what things you do and don’t need before they build your website can save you a lot of money.
Let Us Guide the Way
If you’re looking for a team of professionals to build your website then look no further. Here at PurpleBox Digital we have a team of in house web designers and developers that can help turn your ideas into a responsive and beautiful website.
We’ve worked with hundreds of clients over the years so we definitely know a thing or two about making websites. From the initial consultation phase all the way to the final design we’ll guide you through the simple steps of turning your website ideas into reality.