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Let’s just be real here, in the world of commerce – if you don’t have a website, chances are you don’t have much of a business.
Did you know that 94% of B2B buyers search online before making a purchase? Not only that, but just over 90% of general consumers conduct an online search before purchasing a product or service.
Isn't a DIY builder just as good these days?
You may choose to build a website yourself – and that’s GREAT! Some people find the DIY website process to be fun and rewarding. More people, however, end up frustrated. The excitement wears off and the frustrations set in … When you add one thing, it moves something else. If you load something, something else disappears. If you upload a WordPress theme, it doesn’t look the same as what you saw on the sample site.
Before you know it, you’ve spent 30 hours working on a site that still isn’t completely functional. Thirty hours you could’ve spent actually building a business, promoting a charity or even simply doing something you enjoy.
Unfortunately, getting a website to both look good and do the things that you need it to do can be a lot more tricky than those point-and-click sales reps would have you believe. Building a website takes time, energy and at least a modicum of technical prowess. Sure, anybody can start a website. But – just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should – especially if the DIY route ends up costing three times as much as hiring a professional to begin with! And, under most circumstances, those DIY websites don’t perform nearly as well (in both the long and short term) as they would if someone with a little technical know-how had been involved.
Thankfully, it doesn’t cost a whole lot to have a professionally designed website put into place.
Why should I hire a professional?
The beauty of hiring a web designer to construct your webpage is that you can implement functionality you wouldn’t otherwise be able to implement. Not only that, you’ll save yourself countless hours of work and you will be guaranteed that your website does what it’s supposed to do from the very beginning. It’s a lot easier to avoid problems in the first place than it is to fix something after it’s broken.