So, you’re running a business and the next step is to create a website.
The question is:
Can I build that website myself?
And the simple answer is YES – of
There are some amazing website builder packages out there that I recommend and use for my clients. My favourite two are Create and Squarespace, depending on what my clients actually need their website to do.
But before you hurry off and buy a domain and get cracking, I want you to ask yourself these 5 questions:
- Do I want to design the site myself
- Do I enjoy learning new skills and keeping those skills up to date?
- Can I spare the time to build the site myself?
- Do I know how to build a website that converts visitors to customers?
- Can I solve and technical issues that arise?
If you answered YES to most of these questions then off you pop and I hope that you enjoy the challenge of building a great site – I love it and I know you will too!
If, however, you have answered NO to even some of these questions then I would argue that outsourcing your website will actually pay dividends in the long term. It will also free you up to spend time in your business doing the bits you really love.
And, if after answering these questions you are still confused about whether to hire someone or not, ask for some advice. Contact a few different website companies and ask colleagues who already have websites for their thoughts on the best way to go. The more questions you ask BEFORE creating a website the better.
My niche is working with clients who want to have control over their sites once they are launched but need help with getting the site launched in the first place. Here’s what one of my clients has said about this option:
If you need any help deciding or just want some honest obligation-free advice then please get in touch.