Is it worthwhile to hire someone to build your website?
As a lot of regular NBN readers know, I’m a big proponent of simplifying your life, and even “outsourcing” a lot of your work in areas that you feel aren’t your forte.
But what about building a website? A lot of people seem to operate under the assumption that building a website is some sort of mystical process that takes years of training. Unfortunately, people under this assumption often end up hiring a web developer for thousands of dollars that they may not really have.
If you’re on the journey to becoming self-employed, I would suggest this: build your first website yourself (it’s easy – learn how here). Then, when you’re up and running, you can pay someone to upgrade your site to a whole new level.
Here’s the thing: you don’t need the fanciest site in the world, and nowadays you can build a pretty awesome site without much training. For instance, I’m able to set up my WordPress sites in a matter of minutes.
Some other reasons to think twice before paying big bucks for a developer:
- You lost a lot of control over your product.
- You’ll have to repay every single time you want an update.
- You’ll always feel a bit mystified about what’s going on behind the scenes of your website!
So again, I’m not saying you shouldn’t hire help – in fact you MUST hire help as your business scales. But at first, consider learning how to buy your own hosting, set up a basic site, and school yourself.
Thanks readers – I hope this helps!