DIY website Versus Professional Web Designer

Many sole traders consider creating their own DIY website as a way to save money, avoiding the potentially high fees of a professional web designer.

However, in the majority of cases, trying to build a website when you don't have the experience, can end up doing more damage than good.

To put it simply, I am a professional web designer, and I can ssure you that if I decided to try to save save money by doing my own plumbing or electrics (those professionals are very expensive, after all), or even cutting my own hair (God forbid!), I would end up with a flooded house, electrocuted and wearing a hat.

If the website is only for a hobby, then it's not a big deal if it puts people off, but if the website is intended as a business marketing tool, then having something bothced could be a very expeneive mistake resulting in countless lost business.

DIY websites are usually not as easy to put together as the programme promises, they won't get to the top of Google, and when people do find them, they'll be put off by the unprofessional appearance.

On the other hand, a professionally designed website can get in front of the right people at the right time, can impress people into giving a call and can build trust with the local customer base, giving an edge above the competitors and paying for itself, before greatly contributing to the bottom line.

So if you think getting a professional website might be expensive, consider how much it could cost you to not get one.

You can read more about web design, and the full length article on this subject in our web design resource bank.

Sentiva are a leeds web design company. We also make web apps and mobile apps, for both iPhone and Android. We offer very competitive web design packages for sole traders and small businesses.