Having someone build a small business website for you needn’t be expensive, it will still hit your bottom-line figure, but the idea is that your new site will bring in more sales and pay for itself. The thought that you could build your website may have crossed your mind, but you may not be sure if it would be cost-effective or not. Ask yourself these questions. Firstly, do you have the time to spend building a website? And secondly, what do you want your website to achieve for you?
Learning to design and build a basic business website isn’t the most difficult thing in the world. I by no means intend to suggest that web design isn’t an incredibly in-depth topic or that it doesn’t require a lot of study and skill, but at a basic level and with a bit of applied learning you can achieve some pretty good results.
To be good at creating your website you should be the kind of person who can pick things up fairly rapidly and also be adept at understanding new systems, these are often skills found in people that own and run their own business. There are several skills to be acquired before starting a website build, these encompass but are not limited to CSS, HTML and basic website design and layout.
We come to our first question and the root of it. Do you have the time to learn these skills? Maybe you want to create your own business; you have had enough of working for someone else and are glad to put in the hours necessary to learn the basics. Get yourself online, there are numerous avenues for learning, and almost all of them will take you in the right direction.
Your type of business may fall into what is deemed to be a more professional category such as accounting, law or finance. If this is the case, then a basic looking site might not give an impression of your business that you want potential clients to see. If you feel that the standard is above what you can realistically achieve, then employing a professional web designer may be the better option for your business.
To summarize all of the above; If you have the time to learn to build your website and you think that you can achieve a high enough standard then jump right in, if not then hire a professional.