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website design: diy or delegate?


Abstract graphic on banner: benefits of Wix.com

Have you found yourself asking which is the best option for your website design: diy or delegate? I've been there. Hiring someone can get expensive and communicating with website developers can often be frustrating or difficult.


Before I go into some key points to consider as you grapple with that decision, I want to share a few reasons of why Wix.com is the platform I recommend the most, whether you'll be designing it yourself or hiring a professional.


Wix.com is my favorite platform to use when creating websites for small business and individuals. Most of my business development clients have listed marketing and websites as the area they need the most support, but they don't have the time, resources, or experience to do it themselves.


I get it. I've had to choose DIY over hiring a pro. That's how I found Wix! Now, all of my personal and professional websites are all built on Wix.


Wix provides:

  • a robust platform that can be used by laypeople and experienced coders, and everyone in between;

  • reliable and affordable hosting/membership plans

  • amazing 24/7 customer support

  • a constantly expanding library of plugins, apps, and tools

  • an easily searched resource library filled with step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow

  • additional trainings, white papers, and tools for learning

  • a world-wide network of Wix Partners - website developers (like me!) who you can connect to help you create and maintain your site.


In my blog post, Marketing Plans as a Key Piece of Business Plans + Strategy, I provide more information about the benefits of using Wix.com for for designing your own website.


If designing your own website is the best option for your budget and goals, I highly recommend Wix. It will feel overwhelming, at first, and there will be a learning curve. But, you will have access to the tools and resources you need to create a beautiful and effective website.


That being said: DIY website development is a lot harder than you may think. It takes a lot of time to just get the basic framework in place. Then you have to figure out how to make it work for you. Here are a few of the reasons why working with a web developer is a wise investment.


DH Solutions branded graphic banner: customized solutions

A professional web developer has the expertise to understand your unique business needs and create a website tailored specifically for your target audience. They can implement customized solutions, design a user-friendly interface, and optimize your site for search engines.


With a DIY approach, you may end up with a generic website that fails to stand out in the crowded online landscape.


DH Solutions branded graphic banner: professional design

First impressions matter, especially in the digital world. Visitors decide whether to stay or leave a site within a moment of first arriving.


A professional web developer knows how to combine aesthetics with functionality. They can create a visually appealing website that is easy to navigate. They have an eye for design and can ensure your website reflects your brand identity, building trust and credibility with your visitors.




DH Solutions branded graphic banner: time and cost efficiency

Building a website from scratch requires a significant investment of time and effort. As a business owner, your time is valuable and should be focused on growing your business. By hiring a web developer, you can offload the development process and free up your time for other important tasks.


Additionally, a professional developer can help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure that your website is launched on time and within budget.




DH Solutions branded graphic banner: on-going support

The work of a web developer doesn't end once your website is live. They often provide on-going support, making sure your website remains up-to-date, secure, and functional. They can also help with website updates, troubleshoot issues, and implement new features as your business grows.


With a DIY website, you'll be responsible for all the maintenance tasks, which can be time-consuming and technical.


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Abstract graphic with photo of Alexis Brown of DH Solutions

Alexis Brown at DH Solutions specializes in professional web development tailored to your business needs. I'm ready to transform your vision into a stunning website that not only looks great but also generates results and helps you achieve your goals.


Contact me today to discuss your Wix website project and discover the benefits of partnering with a web development expert.






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