This is a question I hear a lot. Why not go with the free platforms [or nearly] free and keep your money in your pocket. I will give you several reasons why having your website built is not a waste of money.
- Often those websites are all built on the same template, and they will all look more or less the same. If you have it built you have much more control over what the end result is going to look like.
- Not all the options you have in mind may be possible. If it does not fit within their structure, it canâ€™t be done. For example having a store, a members only section or even to get your free gift properly installed.
- You may not be able to add plugins and widgets. These are small pieces of software that all have one goal. This can be security related or add functionality to your website like optimizing for the search engines.
- SEO [search engine optimization] Google, the biggest search engine does not like all website platforms equally. It does like WordPress websites, the software I use to build my websites.
Besides, it does not have to cost an arm and a leg to have a simple website built. Have a look at my offers. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that simple is not good enough. Simple rules. People do not want a thousand choices or a website that looks so fancy that it is hard to navigate around. They want to be able to find the information they need as soon as possible.
I have spent a large part of December updating my own website and one of a good friend. So please have a look, especially at the website options that I offer and start 2020 on the right foot.