5 Advantages of Hiring a Web Developer over D.I.Y
Let’s not beat around the bush here, we are obviously going to have some bias when it comes to this topic. It’s the purpose of our business after all. So enjoy this 2 minute read while I discuss the advantages of hiring a web developer over using ‘web builder’ software.
So here’s the scenario. You’re starting a business and know that you are going to have to have some sort of website built. You see an advert on Facebook selling software to build your own website and think great, that’ll do. Unfortunately, thousands of other people are in the same boat as you. With only so many templates to choose from many start-up websites look tiringly samey.
One of the major advantages of hiring a web developer is your time. Starting a business can be an extremely time-consuming task. You don’t want to be bogged down with having to build a website when you could be marketing your services. As a result, a lot of people that do go down the route of Wix or Squarespace end up spending very little time building a website that meets the requirements of their business.
As previously mentioned there are only so many templates out there and they are likely already being used by another company. With a web developer, you can get a bespoke design that belongs to you. Designed exactly to your specifications, your website will be unique to your business.
A lot of the web building software available has some degree of search engine optimisation built in. You can’t, however, guarantee that it’s being optimised to its full potential. Being able to be found on the web can make or break a business so you need to give yourself a fighting chance. A web developer will be able to fully optimise your website to give you every chance of success.
4. A Faster Website
Did you know that 40% of visitors will leave a website if it hasn’t loaded in 3 seconds? 40% is a lot of potential customers that you can’t afford to lose. A good web developer will know how to reduce page load times and improve accessibility.
Your website should be thought of as an investment. Yes, it will cost you more to hire a web developer than building it yourself but it isn’t as much as you may think. With web builders, you have monthly ongoing costs, and if you decide to choose the lowest paid package, you’ll also have adverts placed on your website. On top of that, if anything goes wrong with the site or it needs to be updated, you’ll have the cost of your time to do it yourself.
If you would like to discuss your needs with one of our web developers, contact us today.