To Build or Not to Build: A Website Cost Analysis

Written by Matthias V. Pupillo

Not having a website for your business cost you more than having one built by a web designer. In every sector of business, there is a competitor that has a website. It may not be flashy or very good, but if they have a website and you do not you loose. A website brings a degree of professionalism to a business in a way that nothing else is able to. A website enables you to charge higher prices thus increasing profits because ofrepparttar professionalism presented. Without a website you must incurrepparttar 149124 added cost of extra sales force. The money made by having a website for your business will always out wayrepparttar 149125 cost of having a website built by a professional web designer.

The business lost to competitors is one ofrepparttar 149126 largest expenses of not having a website. Customers like having 24 hour access to a company. It makes them feel more informed and more secure about their business decisions. Your competitors with websites are stealing customer after customer from you, and doing it for a very low cost. In order to stay competitive your company must reach more customers for less money than your competition. A website is a must have to stop losing money to people who are inrepparttar 149127 same industry.

What isrepparttar 149128 difference between a large law firm and a one person ambulance chaser? Professionalism. The large law firm usually has large libraries, a large staff and large everything. The aura of professionalism makes people willing to pay more torepparttar 149129 large firm. A website givesrepparttar 149130 ambulance chaserrepparttar 149131 ability to presentrepparttar 149132 image of a large, professional firm. A professional website can makerepparttar 149133 difference between people choosing your business or going with your competitors. Thus, evenrepparttar 149134 ambulance chaser, can obtain just as many customers because of a professional website. The lost revenues that an unprofessional looking company has because of their image are a good example of why it cost more not to have a website than is does to build one.

Is a Web Site Builder Right for You?

Written by Joe Duchesne

A web site builder can be a real life saver to someone without advanced HTML knowledge or tools. Web site builders allow a relative newbie torepparttar internet create a professional website in very little time. How can you know if using a web site builder will meet your needs? Here are some things to consider...

Do you need a unique, one of a kind website?

Almost all web site builders restrict you to their premade templates. Because of this, there is a risk that your website will look like other websites onrepparttar 148693 internet. For many businesses, this is not important. With millions of websites out there and billions of potential eyeballs visiting your site,repparttar 148694 only way a template is a real risk is if your competitor is usingrepparttar 148695 very same web site builder system and choosesrepparttar 148696 very same template as yours. Still, for some business owners, a unique template is important. If a unqiue template is very important to you, you may need to considerrepparttar 148697 services of a web designer instead.

Do you plan to make lots of changes to your web site?

One ofrepparttar 148698 strengths to a good web site builder isrepparttar 148699 fact that you can make changes to your website yourself without needing a web designer's help. For instance, if you own a retail store and your stock changes regularly, you may want to change your stock online to reflect what's new in store. With a web site builder, this is easy to do. Without a web site builder or a good content management system, making changes will usually involve website maintenance costs for your web designer to go in and makerepparttar 148700 necessary changes. At so much per hour, and lots of changes, this can add up to a significant expense atrepparttar 148701 end ofrepparttar 148702 year.

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