Website Builder - How Do I Benefit?
As a business owner, your initial steps towards building a website are usually ones of hesitation and doubt. You’ve heard the hype and the BBC talk about this website and that website and all what a website can do for you and your business.
But what are your options? You have several options if you are going to pursue a website. They are:
Hire A Website Designer
When you hire a website designer, you WILL get a professional looking website. However, what you’ll inevitably get is a very big price tag and a lack of control. You are at the whim of the designer and their schedule. Also, you’ll have to qualify them (many are sole proprietors or ‘freelancers’).
Pros: Professional looking website
Cons: Cost; scheduling delays; lack of control
Do-It-Yourself / Get A Friend
The Do-It-Yourself / Get A Friend option is very appealing at first glance. After all, you’ll learn a new skill. You learn how to code, how to maintain a website, how to build a website and all the infinite details. However, this all requires time. If you have the time, go for it. All the risk and rewards will be yours.
Since you don’t have the time because you’re busy attracting more customers and focusing on the business, you decide to get a friend to help. Your friend tells you that they’ll get to it. A week later, you ask your friend how’s the website because you haven’t seen anything. So they tell you that they had a hard week at work and… You get the picture. Your friend’s time is valuable to them as well.
Pros: Potential to be very inexpensive
Cons: High learning curve; your margin is at risk because you are taking away from your core business knowledge and spreading yourself thinly. May damage your friendship because you’re managing your friend just like an employee. Your business image is at risk because you don’t know if the finished product will be professional.
At Freestart.com we’ve listened to you. Our informal survey brought these 3 items to our immediate attention. You want:
a) Inexpensive website building
b) Professional design
c) Have access to changes from any PC
Our informal survey of our 20,000 clients prompted Freestart.com to fully re-design our website builder packages from the ground up. Our focus is to bring today’s technology in website building to you professionally, inexpensively and on time.
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