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Should you design your own website in 2023?

Written on September 5, 2023 at 3:22 pm


Do you need a new website for your business?  Should you hire someone, or build it yourself?  What are the costs involved? 

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Here are a few things to consider:

Should you design and build your own website?

  • Are you comfortable with computers and the internet in general?
  • Do you have the time and energy to commit to the planning and implementation?
  • Are you willing to pay higher monthly fees associated with do-it-yourself website builder apps over a long term to avoid a higher up-front payment to a professional.
  • Will you be happy with a basic website builder long term, or do you have plans to expand by adding more complex features?
  • Do you have a good eye for design?  

If you answered yes to all or some of these, then maybe you could give designing your own website a try.

Should you hire a professional to design your website?

  • Do you want to stand out from your competitors?
  • Do you want more than just a template website?
  • Do you want to save money on monthly fees over a long term?
  • Do you have a budget for website design?
  • Do you want your website to rank on search engines?
  • Do you want your website to look great on phones and tablets?
  • Can you communicate your vision clearly to others?
  • Do you have basic email and internet skills necessary to communicate online?
  • Do you have a little bit of time to commit to communicating your goals and requirements to a designer?

If you answered yes to some or all of the above, it sounds like you might appreciate working with a professional website designer.

Combine the two options

If you want to get started on your own, you can still hire a designer later on to improve on your work.  Try choosing a platform like that is developer friendly.  Many Managed WordPress hosting companies will install WordPress for you so you can get started on your own.

Ready to get started?

Createscape Design Studio offers custom website design and development for websites.  We are based in Victoria, BC.  Contact us to request an estimate, or view our portfolio.