11 Jan Don’t Hire A Website Designer—You Don’t Need One
Before you hire a website designer to build your new small business or personal website, consider that you can build your own professional website for free in about five minutes. Enjoy this Guest Article by Mitz Pantic.
The Easy Way to Website Design
Use a Content Management System (CMS) to take care of all the website building, so you can focus on writing your website. The most popular CMS in the world is WordPress, a free software application that can be instantly installed on most affordable website hosting plans.
Of course if you are a big wig with a big budget then you cannot go wrong with a customized designed website, but for the average person, see the cheap and stress free way to get a website.
How WordPress Saves You Time
WordPress works immediately “out of the box”. All you need to do is enter a username and password to get started. After that you can choose your website theme from hundreds of free choices (and hundreds more paid choices). Customizing themes can be done in a simple point-and-click interface. You can see more details in my free report about Building a WordPress Website. The link is in my authors bio above.
You don’t need to spend much time choosing your website theme because you can always change it later using the same simple interface. I know people who change their theme every month. Other people never change it. I now definitely try to leave my theme alone as it might look old and boring to you, but to new visitors it still looks great!
After you choose the best WordPress Theme, you can start adding pages to your site. You can add unchanging (static) pages, blog posts, forms, images, videos, and all sorts of content to your WordPress site just by clicking a few buttons and typing text.
Website Designers Try To Trick You
Hey, don’t get me wrong here. Not all web designers are bad people but some are taking advantage of new webmasters. Website designers also use WordPress because it’s free and easy to setup. Then they sell you expensive layout customization sometimes costing thousands of dollars, when in actual fact, they have used a theme that you could have purchased yourself for hundreds of dollars cheaper. Most designers have certain WordPress themes in their internet marketing toolbox ready to use on new sites. I know I even have a few developer licenses just in case I need to use a Theme on someones elses website, other than my own.
But you don’t need to customize your layout beyond adding your company logo (which you can do from the WordPress menu). Any professional-quality layout, like those included with WordPress, will put your customers and clients at ease. Spending extra money to create a custom layout won’t attract new customers or increase your sales—it’ll just waste your money on something you don’t need. What’s The Catch?
Too many things on the Internet sound too good to be true, and a free content management system that’s easy to use, requires no programming, and can be set up in less than five minutes certainly sounds too good to be true. Of course there have been many web hosting failures that people love to talk about, but nothing is ever related to WordPress.
But the truth is that WordPress is even better than I make it sound. If you don’t believe me—try it yourself for free. You can register a free account on WordPress.com and create a sample blog.
After you get your feet wet with WordPress, I highly recommend you buy your own hosting so you have maximum control over your business or personal website. hosting is cheap, so you don’t have to worry about losing money—plus, by choosing WordPress, you’ve already saved hundreds of dollars in website design fees.
Mitz Pantic is a self acknowledged computer freak who shares computer tips, website builder, money maker, crazy person. Finger in every pie, love working, addicted to caffeine. Multi multi tasker, likes juggling ten jobs, should have joined the circus. Interested in building your own WordPress website and making money online? Here is a FREE PDF report on how to Start a WordPress Website. You should not be missing out on all the fun! 🙂
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