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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.
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.
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.
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?