For years, I’ve advised entrepreneurs to hire a pro to do their website.
You might think that’s because, as a web designer myself, I just wanted their business.
I’m not going to deny that I have bills to pay, so work is always nice, but the fact is that I’m not a good fit for every potential client. Sometimes, I refer them to other designer friends that I know who might be a better fit.
(Yes, people in the same industry who are technically in competition can still be friends.)
I’ve been thinking long and hard about both ends of the argument. I 100% believe that there are some people who should never try to design their own website. And I 100% believe that there are people who have the right eye for design, and know what they want, but just don’t know how to make it happen.
Perhaps you fall into that first group.
If that’s the case, you can and should hire a designer. If you only know what you like, and don’t have a cohesive brand or you only would copy off someone else’s hard work – you should shell out the dough and get a pro to do it for you. (I’m booked till August at the moment…but you can get in the queue if you dig my work.)
If you fall into the second group…why shouldn’t you do it yourself?
These days, companies make it so easy for you. With Weebly, Wix and Squarespace – or heaven-forbid that god-awful Website Tonight with GoDaddy – you could have a site up and running in a day or three.
I beg you.
When you build a website with one of those drag and drop jobbies – you have little to no control over the actual design. You will inevitably end up with a website that is reminiscent of someone else’s. You have zero control over any of the back end files. You have to pay extra for email accounts. I could go on and on and on.
If you can have control of your website – you should have control over your website.
And, how convenient is this (that was tongue in cheek)…I happen to have created a program to show you how to do it.
It’s super easy – will take you less than two weeks to complete, and will leave you with a WordPress website that you can work on yourself.
You can learn more about it at https://demystifydesign.com.
And if you want to check out a sample video, you can do that here: http://demystifydesign.com/what-is-ftp-and-how-to-use-it-preview/