1) DIY ?
If you’re comfortable using online design tools, and you have the time, this could be the quickest and least expensive option. Think Squarespace or Wix. This is a good option for startups that don’t have a lot of content yet, small businesses that don’t intend on selling products online, and hobbyists who want to their own branded site. Keep in mind that a website is more than just a pretty design on the Internet, you’ll want create a marketing strategy around it, but more about that in another blog post.
2) ? Hire a professional.
Hiring an expert seems like the costly way to go, but we can tell you from experience that this is not the case. If you need a website with custom features and graphics, not to mention a website that is useful to your business goals, paying someone who knows what they’re doing will save you the time and money you would otherwise spend trying to learn how to do it yourself. The best part is that you will own your website and have complete control. A professional can guide you and work within your budget.
Let’s talk money…
The thing is, making a truly useful, professional looking website can get costly at first, but it can save you money later. Let’s work out the math for a DIY website, shall we?