• Gaby Harris

6 Benefits of A Budget Friendly - Self Editing Website

Are you considering building a new website? Do you have an existing website that needs content updates but experiencing a time lag from your web company?

Back in the day, a business owner would only have the option of hiring a professional to not only build but maintain your website. This historically has been an expensive undertaking.

Web designers typically charge about $75 per hour. A business website could potentially cost between $5,000 and $10,000, with $6,760 being the average cost to set up, design, build and create content for a basic website.

With the growth of online web-builders a business owner has more affordable options.

6 Benefits of A Budget Friendly - Self Editing Websites

1. No programming or technical skills required.

Website builders are designed for people with little to no technical skills. Website builders use the drag-and- drop technology and a user-friendly interface design, allowing the average person to type in text, upload images, or change and move any element with a simple click and drag of the mouse – all without having to write or edit a line of code.

2. Your website can be edited at any time from any computer.

Because website builders are online-based, your web files are hosted on the service provider’s server – not your own computer. You can log into your account, make a change and click save or publish and your changes are live – all you need is a web browser and an Internet connection, any time and from any device.

3. No design talent required.

Designing a website that attracts people requires at least a basic ability in graphic design. But if you are not sure where to start or don’t feel confident in your design skills, you can simply choose a professionally designed template and go from there. Templates are one of the best features of a website builder and best of all, you don’t have to stick rigidly to the template design as almost all website builders lets you customer the template to fit your needs and style.

4. Your website is up and ready in no time.

Website builders simplify the entire website creation process. You start with pre-designed templates, pre-populated web pages and ready-to- use applications and tools. All you need to do is add in your own content and click on the Publish button and your website is launched in no time.

5. Website builders make it easy for you to maintain your own website.

Regular website maintenance is a must if you want your website to be successful. Visitors are always on the lookout for what’s new, so it is important that you provide them with new and exciting information, news, products or features. Because of the website builder’s drag-and- drop editor and straightforward, easy-to- use interface, making changes and updates to your website is easy.

6. Building a website with a website builder does not require a big budget.

There are plenty of free and paid plans to choose from. Even with paid plans, website builders are very affordable compared to hiring professional help. In addition, many website builders come with free hosting services and free domain names.

In summary, there are some business owners for whom hiring a professional web developer is almost certainly a must: businesses that are, or rely on, custom apps; businesses that expect to generate 100 percent of their business from the website; and business owners who are not comfortable or familiar with website builders. In these cases you’ll need expert guidance and know-how to make your site work best for your business, but you will most likely pay more.

For those who feel comfortable with basic programs like PowerPoint, a website builder is a good choice. You can hire someone to build a professional looking site without spending a lot of time or money on an over-complicated project. This allows afford you the ability to edit and maintain it yourself – saving you more money!

Contact Gaby Harris -- Gaby Web Design for a free quote on a website for your business that YOU control. 603.493.9289

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