Having your own website is all the craze. Many people think that simply buying a domain and using a free website tool to get a website going is extremely easy. But remember the old adage: “You get what you pay for.” Put simply anything that you get for free is going to have some disadvantages and if you’re building a website for a business then using these free website builders or doing it yourself is a bad idea and I’ll tell you why in this article.
Your Website Isn’t Unique
When using free builders or templates that you download there’s no telling how many times it’s been used before. Do you really want a website that looks exactly like thousands of other sites online? Of course, you’ll want something that is themed to your business, includes your logo, and is also unique so that users will remember it.
However, if it’s too unique and you designed it yourself you can also confuse users. Futuristic designs are great for artsy stuff but when it comes to your website it’s better to get a responsive functioning design.
Your Don’t Have Control of Your Site
When using a third party solution to create your website and host it you’re basically putting all your eggs in one basket. What would happen if they decided to stop their site hosting and free builder. Chances are you could be left out in the cold. They may also decide to place ads on your content and sometimes these ads could even be to a competitor.
Have Something to Be Proud Of
Having a website you want to show off and be proud of is everyone’s goal and unless you’ve hired a research team to let you know how your site looks and functions you may not even know if users find it appealing. Many web designers know the look that most users are wanting and design a site around that including elements that are favorable to your theme. Before you decide to build your own website or go with a free website builder system be sure to check out your competitors sites. If they didn’t cut corners on their website design then why should you?