If you want to grow your business and/or share your expertise with more people then you need to be known and your online presence must be strong, easy to find and consistent. There are no shortcuts. The first thing you need to set up when going online is your website. Should you build your own website from scratch? Here's what to consider.

 

“Can I Do This Myself?”

Nowadays, do-it-yourself is all the rage. From fixing plumbing issues to putting an addition onto your home, getting your hands dirty is preferable to calling in someone who will charge you £75 just to walk in the door. The same can be said for website design. Companies offer templates that unfold with a click and do most of the work for you.

However, such templates often come with a hefty monthly price tag that starts low and gets much higher over time. Such websites also have a similar look to other websites in your industry. If you are looking for a more unique website it is best to create your own.

You can create a WordPress website  yourself. With a few tutorials  the basics can be learned. Websites are a lot easier to create nowadays than when I created my first one 10 years ago.

“What Did I Do?”

There is also another side to DIY website creation.  Your website may not look as professional as you would like, and that in turn makes you and your business look unprofessional. Appearances count, even online.

The Time Factor

Any task that you handle in business has a time requirement attached to it. When you are unfamiliar with the technical aspect of the task, such as website creation, there is also a learning curve.

If you have the time and the energy to create a website yourself then by all means go ahead and build your own website from scratch. (I will shortly have some tutorials for you to follow step by step.)  However, if you decide that you were rather spend that time and energy on other parts of your business and marketing your products and services then visit this page and sign up for your custom WordPress website set up.

 I’m author, publisher, and entrepreneur Anne Elizabeth Perez and would love to connect with you. If you are new to the world of online marketing (promoting your business on the Internet) please check out my comprehensive training on how to make the most of LinkedIn in your business and discover how to gain an unfair advantage when it comes to promoting your business online.