The 2 main factors in deciding to build your own website are MONEY and ABILITY. If you are trying to save some money, or if you are tech savvy; you will opt to build your own site. Plus, it’s fun!
- How much money will I save?
- How much time and energy is required?
As a general rule, you will save a few hundred bucks by building your own site.
Regarding the time and energy required to build your site, that all depends on you. Are you patient? Are you tech savvy? Then it will not be as frustrating for you.
I recommend that you test your skills with 2 of the free web platforms available.
- Wix.com – easy peasy lemon squeezy. Go to their site and register an account. Then start playing around. You’ll see how easy or hard it is, and you’ll understand what it means to have a “free” website. These are beautiful websites that anybody can build.
- WordPress.com – learning curve. Now you can try building a WordPress site. This highly popular and highly functional platform is super-duper.
Now you should have an understanding of the know-how required to build your own site. Many articles and resources are available to assist you should you choose this route.
If you do go the do-it-yourself route and ever need assistance, give us a call.