Let’s face it, people nowadays would rather obtain information online rather than call or visit your business in person. Therefore, it’s important to have a stunning visual storefront (your website!) that will help you earn those inquiries and sales you’re hoping for. I’m here to walk you through the main differences between both custom websites & DIY website templates, to ensure you feel confident making the right decision for your business. It all comes down to what you’re looking for, how much free time you have, your budget, and so much more.
Custom Websites – Pros & Cons
A custom website is built from scratch unique to your business! Everything from the design, layout and overall experience will be one-of-a-kind just for YOU. You can avoid the typical cookie-cutter website or a similar website to someone else’s! Since your website is a huge marketing tool, it’s important it looks professional & aesthetically pleasing. The return on investment of a professionally designed website is a lot higher than template sites.
Higher Return on Investment (Many of my past clients earned back what they spent on their design – within months of launching!)
More Professional & High-End Design
Saves You Time: Instead of finding which platform to use, learning that platform, designing all of the pages, and launching the website – a website designer can do this all for you! This gives you more time to put your attention on tasks in your business that you’re an expert in.
SEO Optimized for Better Long-Term Results
You’ll Stand Out
Guidance from an Experienced Designer
To Keep In Mind:
Bigger Investment ($3000+)
Longer Turnaround Time
Handing Over Control
DIY Website Templates – Pros & Cons
A website template is a design already built for you to customize! Simply change the images, text and anything else – to make it unique to your business. It’s most popular amongst new business owners who feel overwhelmed trying to design a website on their own but also are not ready to invest in a fully custom site.
More Affordable (From $200-$1000. Mine are $457!)
Faster Turnaround Time (If you have time to learn the platform)
Full design freedom to customize just how you want it!
Variety Designs to Choose From
To Keep In Mind:
Must Customize Yourself & Learning a New Platform (I offer a course to help! ?)
More Time Consuming for You
Not Fully Unique For Your Business… But you could with enough changes!
Conclusion – Custom vs DIY Website
Hopefully, this solves the DIY vs Custom debate you might be thinking about! Choosing between a website template or a professionally designed website all comes down to how much time you can devote to it, your budget, tech/design skill level, and what you’re looking for in a website. There is no wrong choice and to each their own. Ready to take that next step?
Imagine having a website that is constantly bringing you sales or inquiries, without having to lift a finger? This is something I've helped over 200+ women entrepreneurs do, and I would love for you to be one of them! That's the power of a strategic website design made uniquely for you. After we're finished working together, you can expect to:
Feel proud to show off your website
Be recognized as an expert in your industry
Finally increase your pricing & book high-quality leads