October 18, 2019
If you are a small business owner trying to decide whether to DIY or outsource a new website build, then this article is for you.
As you probably know by now, there are 1001 options to choose from when it comes to building your own website. From pre-made templates, drag and drop and free blogging platforms to full stacked custom-developed hosted sites; it’s freaking daunting deciding where to start.
A website can literally range from $500 – $20,000+ in some cases.
And if you’re anything like me, especially while starting up my business, the thought of paying out any money, even a great investment to my business like a website, terrifies me.
I’d like to say that even now I am comfortable handing money over for my business, but I’m really not.
A website is often the first thing a small business owner will outsource when they start a business, and I think there is a lot of pressure that things have to be perfect in the start.
Please don’t believe that.
Whether you decide to teach yourself to code or start a wordpress.com blog. Don’t be afraid to start if you need to or don’t have the fund to support your dreams at this moment. Your website can grow as your business does and you can invest whenever you feel the need, or when your business has reached a point where it requires it for growth.
So the answer is YES. You CAN DIY your own website for a small business.
Of course, there are pros to starting up with a website straight off the bat, which I will get into in another post. I mean, I am a Website Designer after all. But the most important thing in any small business journey is to just start, and grow from there.
As always, if you want to talk websites or have a 1-on-1 call about how your own website can serve you (whether you are ready to purchase or not), or just want to know more about Showit (the website Platform I use), then I would love to jump on a call so I can get to know other small business and help solve their problems 🙂
I can’t wait to chat with you guys!
I'm Madison; a tea drinking, adventure obsessed Brand + Web Designer working remotely around the world.
I help solopreneurs, digital nomads and bloggers build strategic online spaces that help them achieve FREEDOM.