Do it yourelf website builders have gained in popularity over the years. Here are 10 reasons why.
1. Save time.
When you use a do it yourself website builder you don't have to spend any time communicating with your web designer the changes you want done to your website. Furthermore since you're making those changes yourself there's no wait for your web designer to get back to you.
2. Save money.
Web designers are expensive, usually costing more than $125 per hour. You may be able to outsource a web designer for less but I assure you get what you pay for. With a do it yourself website builder you're able to save the costs and put that money in your own pocket.
3. Better feedback loop.
One thing a lot of people fail to keep in mind about their website is how it's not something you build one time and then forget about. You need to have a feedback loop with the people going to the website to get the most out of it. When you builder it yourself, you're way more in tune with what's going on.
4. No miscommunications.
One of the hardest things to do when you hire a designer is communicate how you want the website to look and feel. When you're doing the work yourself it's much easier to convey the unique value of your products and services and create the look and feel you like.
5. React to customer needs.
Since the business owner will always know their customer more than a web designer they're more likely to understand what should be on the website. And when you create the website yourself you're able to react to changes in the marketplace more quickly.
6. Let's you experiment.
When you create your own website there's no back and forth trying to communicate your ideas. You can play with different looks without having to pay extra for new mockups and tweaks. It really let's you play around and experiment with your site.
7. Get better search ranking.
Web designers don't usually know the keywords and phrases people use to search for products and services like yours. When using a do it yourself website builder you're way more likely to create the type of content that's going to get better ranking for those keywords and phrases simply because you'll use them by second nature.
8. Learn a new skill.
It's always good to learn a new skill. By using a do it yourself website builder you'll expand your skill set, and who knows, maybe even be able to create websites for other businesses. Certainly it's possible to become a designer yourself with something like the WebStarts Designer Platform.
9. Avoid getting ripped off.
There are so many scammers out there. By building your website yourself the only person you need to trust is yourself. Having piece of mind will let you focus on the job at hand instead of worrying about whether your'e getting taken.
10. Never lose controls of your site.
Something most web designers don't want to talk about is who has control of the site. If you ask someone to build the site for you, you'll likely not have the credentials to the server where it's hosted. So if there's ever a rights dispute you'll have no control. And heaven forbid they hold your content hostage for more money.