SHOULD YOU HIRE A PROFESSIONAL TO BUILD A WEBSITE?

lloyd constellations
3 min readAug 1, 2019

Business websites are essential to remaining competitive in today’s market. They are the face of any online and offline business which is why it is imperative that a lot of thought is put into building one. A good looking website can help you promote your brand, increase the confidence of website visitors on your page and consequently, making your business look legitimate. People visit websites primarily to look for information and to complete tasks, which could be the purchase of an item, contribute to an online discussion or downloading a software program among others. Needless to say, a website is a means of communication, and it is only successful when its message is received by the intended user.

Drag and drop websites

The bone of contention arises where people are torn between hiring a professional to build a website and the alternative of getting it done themselves. Granted, most people are likely to lean towards the option of doing it themselves and not incur any costs. But is it really worth it?

James, a budding business owner specializing in photography, thought it wise to have a website built to showcase his portfolio and subsequently, generate more traffic to his site which would easily translate into more customers. Just like any business-minded person would do, he weighed his options and decided he should forego the alternative of hiring a professional. Hiring a professional would incur costs and it would take time before the website is completed. He figured with the availability of drag and drop websites, he could easily get a website up and running in a matter of hours. The choice was simple and obvious. What wasn’t obvious were the obstacles that arose after he finished creating the website. After publishing his site, he did not see any improvement in the number of his clientele. His website seemed to be lost in thin air and he did not understand what the problem was.

Hire a professional

There is so much required to build a good website and translate it into a successful business. Building a great business website involves purchasing a domain name and hosting, creating content, and then using a website builder to customize your design and publish. Not to mention things like understanding what potential customers really want, content marketing, paid advertisements, sales funnels, conversion optimization, search engine optimization, and so much more. All of these take time and dedication to learn and to experiment with.

Drag and drop websites come with their own limitations which would be a deterrent to a successful business. They restrict and limit search engine optimization (SEO) which is a necessary evil for a website to achieve its full potential. Also, they do not permit Google analytics and e-commerce, hence one is not able to boost online presence and therefore no engagements which equal to no sales. You are also not able to create a website that commands options for user interaction which is not ideal for businesses that hope to get customers through interaction with users on their website.

If it sounds too complicated, that’s why you should hire a professional to get a website tailored to your needs. Spending some money to get your website professionally done is totally worth it and could save you a few headaches down the line.

At Lloyd Constellations Consulting Limited, we are excited to offer you an exquisite Website for your organization at an affordable price points.

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