Thinking of setting up your own website for your business can be exhausting not just thinking about the content but the financial responsibility that comes with it. Now before you stress yourself about finance, we all know how tech-savvy people are today. That is why your business should also be ready to adapt to modern technology. You can probably grasp the importance of building a website. The only question left is should you go to a professional or do-it-yourself?
Well, when it comes to creating a website, the term “you get what you pay for” really is put into place.
A simple way to compare self-made websites with professional designs is the reliability, speed, and aesthetic features you get. In short, website design costs depend on the project. In the United Kingdom, there are approximately 1.7 million organisations in the UK with a website, 1.2 million of which are companies.
However, a study also revealed that 75% of Britain’s small and medium businesses do not have a website, with an even larger number of US companies opting to go without an online presence. If you are concerned about the price, we can simply compare it to when we buy a car. The higher the price, the higher the quality of product we can expect, while the lesser price meaning the lower quality we should expect.
Wix and Weebly are among the popular DIY creation sites. Using these platforms, you will only need to pay for domain hosting, which could cost anything up to £1000. It is possible to build your own eye-catching website using web-building platforms; however these sites take a lot of creativity, effort, and time. DIY sites also have a large amount of limitations but if you’re on a very tight budget of under £1,000 then consider using a DIY site. If you want a customized website bespoke to you, you can consider allocating costs between £3,000 to £40,000 to design and build. These sites also provide a higher level of functionality. It also gives you the edge to integrate the tools that benefit your business into your site.