Do I need a professional web designer as a small business owner?
Depending on your requirements as a small business owner you may not always need to hire a professional web designer to make your website for you. In fact there are a number of services out there that will allow you to build a web site for little or no cost (other than your time of course).
Here are some of the options if you are very limited on your budget.
- Use a web building service from your hosting company.
- Use a bloging service such as wordpress.com
- Go on a course to teach yourself web design. The for dummies books are pretty good.
Before taking any action with building a web site you should always start with a good plan with clear goals and objectives. Making quality websites takes a long time so be prepared to put in the hours even if you use a free service.
What have your experiences been in building your own website. Was it a positive experience, or would you do differently next time?