Should You Build Your Own Website?

Should You Build Your Own Website?

Scott Marcley
Why would you ever hire a professional web developer when you can do it yourself for free?
Should You Build Your Own Website?

When you’re considering trying to build your website yourself, ask yourself an important question first: “What is my time worth?”

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It’s a reasonable question. There are lots of tools out there—some are even free—that let enterprising companies and individuals build and manage sites with sophisticated functionality options. There are also many premade, easy-to-use design templates available online to drop all your content into. Even hosting can be a simple online transaction with no real expertise needed to attain.

So why would you ever hire a professional web developer to do it for you?

Probably for the same reason that, despite the proliferation of big-box home improvement stores and YouTube how-to videos, people still hire contractors—plumbers, electricians, carpenters—to do even simple home projects. 

Instead of trying to do it themselves, many folks would rather pay someone who knows what they’re doing, to enjoy professional results in a fraction of the time, without the headaches and frustrations involved in a specific project.

Even if you have the competency to learn how to use all the “free” development tools out there, the time and effort you will expend to learn how to do everything isn’t free at all. If it were, there would be no such thing as professional web developers.

A professional firm like GruffyGoat is comprised of people who have dedicated their educations and careers to understanding how all of this works, and they’ve learned the best practices to design and develop websites efficiently and affordably.

What might take an amateur web developer hours or even days to fix or update, our team can often do in a matter of minutes. We do it all day, every day, and we’re really good at it.

So when you’re considering trying to build your website yourself, ask yourself an important question first: “What is my time worth?

If you have other, more pressing things that need your attention—such as growing your business—then your best option is to partner with professionals like GruffyGoat. We can save you and your organization valuable time, money, and effort, and you get to achieve amazing results!

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