clock on a blank wall. Do you have the time, expertise and priority to build your website yourself, or should you leave it to a professional?

This week I’m going to tell a story to help you figure out what’s right for you when it comes to a do-it-yourself website or hiring a web design company. So, here we go…

Once upon a time in the bustling world of entrepreneurship, two friends embarked on similar journeys to establish their small businesses. One, let’s call her Sarah, decided to take on the challenge of building her website from scratch. The other, David, opted for the expertise of an external web development company, Creare Web Solutions. Both had their visions, dreams, and a burning desire to succeed.

The Do-It-Yourself Website Path

Now, let’s zoom in on Sarah’s path. She was determined to learn the ropes of website creation, armed with tutorials, DIY guides, and a hearty dose of enthusiasm. Hours turned into days, days into weeks, and before she knew it, Sarah found herself knee-deep in HTML, CSS, and web design principles. The learning curve was steep, the challenges many, but Sarah reveled in the process. She had absolute control over every pixel and line of code on her website.

The Hire A Professional Website Path

On the other side of the coin, David entrusted us, Creare Web Solutions, with his website’s creation. He found comfort in our expertise, knowing that professionals were handling the technical nitty-gritty. David focused on his business’s core aspects while we, Nic and Brianna, worked our magic. From design concepts to implementation, David had a dedicated team catering to his vision.

Which Way Is The Right Way for You?

Now, let’s dig into the website building. DIY ventures like Sarah’s often embody the spirit of passion and control. However, they demand time, dedication, and a knack for tech that not every small business owner possesses. It’s akin to mastering a new craft – rewarding but time-consuming.

How to build your website comes down to 3 things: Time, Expertise + Priority

Conversely, employing a professional service, such as Creare Web Solutions, offers a shortcut. You gain access to expertise, efficiency, and a polished final product without the steep learning curve. For small business owners juggling myriad responsibilities, this could be a game-changer.

Speaking of which, at Creare Web Solutions we specialize in aiding small business owners. Our tailored approach considers individual needs, ensuring that every website reflects the essence of the brand. From e-commerce functionality to responsive design, we’ve got it covered.

Your final website isn’t all about the visual appearance.

It’s also about the code the core of the website is built on, the markup that tells the search engines what to look at, the way headers are used to optimize SEO, and more. We think about all of that. We’ve built 100s of websites in 15+ years, from straight up HTML code to expanding into Wordpress and Breakdance. We are here to think about all the little pieces, keep educated on what’s changing, see what’s working, and advise you on it all, so you can think about your business and what you need to do to grow.

Take the Next Step on Your Website

The decision to build your business’s website comes down to time, expertise, and priorities. Do you crave the hands-on experience and control of a DIY project like Sarah, or seek the efficiency and expertise that an external company can offer, like David did? Ultimately, the choice is yours – but remember, your website is your digital storefront, the face of your business in the virtual realm. How do you want it to shine?