Should I Get a Free Website?
As a business owner, you have probably seen those advertisements for a free website or an extremely cheap website. As a business owner, it’s natural to want to ask yourself in most situations, “How can I save money?”. As wise as that question may be in some circumstances, the real question you should be asking yourself is, “Why would I want a free website?”.
Should I Get a Free Website?
No. Your website is a great opportunity for your company to show off your brand while creating a functional space to bring in leads and make sales. Although there are great ways to save money when investing in your company, your website should be somewhere you invest more money to MAKE more money.
When choosing between free website services or going through a professional web design company, there are a few things you should keep in mind…
- Time IS Money:
Most free services make you build your “free” website yourself. I’m sure your time is money and who knows how many frustrating hours you will spend trying to get the thing to look and work as you want. All those hours you spend on making your website could be better spent making money by doing something productive in your area of expertise.
- Your Website Won’t be Found
Your website will never rank in search engines by using a free website builder. A professional web developer hand codes a website for you in a way that will enable search engines to find your website, giving you more of a chance to be found by future prospects.
- Sacrificing Quality
Unfortunately, no matter how much time to spend and research you do on website design, it most likely will never look as good as what an expert website design company would provide.
- Poor User-Experience
If people find your website, the whole user experience is almost guaranteed to be bad resulting in no leads or sales. When you leave it to the professionals, they will give you a layout and design that is easy for your customers to navigate and ultimately convert to reaching out for your services.
- You Might Give Up
Because they’re not website designers or developers, most business owners get frustrated, give-up or come to their senses and hire a professional website company anyway after they realize what all they are losing.
- Users Might See Low-Quality Websites as Low-Quality Business
Your online reputation will be ruined. It would be better to not even have a website.
- Lacking Professional Knowledge
If you don’t hire a professional web design company, you lose all that consulting, advise and resources. I don’t care how bright you are, multiple heads are better than one.
The list can go on, but in short, you are taking steps backward with a free website. Not sure how much you should be spending on a website? Click here to find out how much a website actually should cost you. The good news is that it will not cost you an arm and a leg. And when you invest in the right web design company, you will actually get a significant return on your website investment.
Get A Free Quote From A Professional Web Design Agency
Here at WebTek, we can save you time and money you would be losing by building your own “free website”. Contact us today to speak with our website experts to start designing and get a free quote for your new website today!