We understand how it feels to be a small business with limited time and resources. You need a functional, professional website that stands out from your competitors to create more quality leads for your business.
The internet is a powerful tool for business owners. Your website is the storefront of your business, open 24/7 and constantly attracting new customers to check out your products and services. However, a poorly designed website can wreak havoc on a business’s lead generation and, ultimately, its bottom line.
At Circle City Web Design, we want you to make the best decision for your business. Before DIYing your website, we have some practical questions to answer before deciding to hire a web developer or take the DIY approach to a website.
Which Platform Should I use?
The first step towards getting your website up and running is to decide which platform you want to use. At Circle City Web Design, we like WordPress for multiple reasons.
You should choose a platform that suits your needs and budget. It’s important to remember that not every platform is suitable for every type of site. Some platforms are better suited to eCommerce sites than others. Others are better suited to blogs or news websites.
You may discover hours and days wasted searching for the best platform. Even worse, you may choose a platform that can’t scale or lacks the necessary plugins to help your business soar, which means you’ll have to start the entire process over again.
We recommend hiring a web developer with the experience and skills to help build a website customized to your needs.
Do we have the skills in-house?
Many larger organizations can afford to hire full-time employees specializing in web design and online marketing. If you’re going to DIY your website, you’ll want to have knowledge and experience in Copy Writing, Content Marketing, Website Design, and SEO, just to name a few.
Furthermore, you will have to lean on the platform to host and manage your website server and security. This can affect your page loading speed, rank, and lead generation. If you’re tempted to teach yourself these skills, be prepared to make this a full-time job while running your business. While it is possible to complete some minor changes to a website without being an experienced web developer, anything more complex will generally be unattainable.
However, if your business doesn’t have the budget or time for such services, you may consider partnering with us at Circle City Web Design. Hiring us as your web developer can:
- Reduce Web Design Costs
- Boost Efficiency
- Enhance Web Security
- Streamline Best Web Design Practices
- Create Graphic Design and Branding that Sticks
- Customize Marketing and Messaging
- Provide Tools, Tips, and Resources
At Circle City Web Design, we’ve built over 200+ websites for our trusted partners, and we provide hosting and maintenance services that give you peace of mind.
How much time can you spare?
Regarding web design, remember that the less experience you have, the more hours you’ll spend working on learning, doing, correcting, and maintaining. As your business grows, you’ll find that your time available for web developing tasks gets smaller and smaller.
At Circle City Web Design, we want to help you focus on running your business while we build and maintain your website that stands out from the competition.
What are the benefits of hiring a web developer?
Did you know that 71% of all purchases begin with a Google search to discover new products and services? No matter what kind of business you’re running, your website should be one of your most valuable marketing assets.
Without a compelling website to represent your business on the web, you may be leaving potential revenue on the table, regardless of the quality of the product or experience in services. Hiring a web developer like Circle City Web Design can reduce hiring costs and loss of productivity while capitalizing on marketing skills, SEO, Lead Generation, Conversation Rate Optimization, User Experience, and third-party integrations.
Here are some benefits of hiring a web developer:
- Control – Full access to the agency’s skill set and complete control over the time, activity, and quality of work.
- Management – Management will be more effective because you manage your web development and maintenance like a project manager rather than wasting time and money building it yourself.
- Low Cost – No office space, equipment, furniture, hiring costs, payroll taxes, or other significant expenses that can keep costs high.
- Flexibility – Hiring a web developer enables you to hire professionals according to your project needs. You are not necessarily “tied” or “committed” to the service.
- Speed and Scalability – skip the months of fielding resumes and going through the hiring process. Go with a web developer like Circle City Web Design, who possesses all the skills and capabilities under one roof.
Can you DIY your web creation, hosting, and maintenance? Sure, but at the end of the day, we want to help businesses focus on running their business and delivering fantastic service that keeps loyal customers returning.
Circle City Web Design has the skills, time, and experience to give businesses the highest return on investment regarding their website. We build websites that stand out and help enterprises to share a story that connects with their customers.
We even offer a starter website called https://easysites4you.com/, which are small 3/4 page site with all of the robustness of our large custom sites at a more affordable price point.
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