Advice for Building a Website Yourself

A Guide to Redesigning Your Website – Part 5

Advice for Building a Website Yourself

A Guide to Redesigning Your Website – Part 5

There are several aspects to building a website. From the code to the branding, each of these aspects should affect your decision on how you get your website redesign done. If you are considering doing it yourself, it is likely that you have just started a new business or you own a small business. There certainly are many website builders like Wix, Weebly, Squarespace, Shopify, and WordPress, that you could use to create a website. But as you start this project, make sure you keep a few things in mind:

1. There is more to a website than just the design.

You will eventually want to have it optimized for search engines, you will want to consider creating content like emails or blogs to stay in touch with your customers, or you might want to run ads eventually. There are other things we could mention, but suffice to say that as you choose your platform, keep in mind that you might have to rebuild your website later on to accommodate any one of these more advanced integrations.

2. Advertisements might mislead you.

We seen many advertisements that says you can “Build a website in 30 minutes or less!”. The reality is that it will probably take you days or even weeks to build your own site, even with an easy website builder.

3. Support is not always what it promises to be.

Godaddy, Squarespace, Volusion all have great customer support and we’ve used them all over the years for various projects, but some of the platforms charge extra for the kind of support that you will probably need, and they don’t tell you that up front. There are many other pointers we could share. Just make sure that you’re expectations are realistic when you set out to build your own website.

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