Not so long ago, building a website was a somewhat complicated process. The very first websites required users to learn a programming language and then write code to create a site. Then software programs were created to help people design and build sites without having to learn code. Although this sped up the process some, these programs had a fairly steep learning curve. Fast forward to today, where a whole new generation of website builders makes it seem easy to build your own website with zero knowledge of programming or design–and for cheap (sometimes even for free). But do these DIY website builders live up to the hype?
In general, you’ll get what you pay for with DIY website builders. The features and design options available in these builders are limited. You often won’t have control over the look and feel of your site. At best, your site will have a “cookie cutter” appearance that you can’t customize to fit your brand and your business. At worst, your website will look cheap, dated, and poorly designed.
You may be wondering why some DIY website builders are offered for free or at a very low cost. How can these companies give away their products and still make money? The answer is that many sell advertising. This advertising is placed on websites created in their builder. This means you won’t be able to control what types of ads appear on your website.
As you can see, DIY website builders aren’t the good value that they seem to be. Don’t let your company’s first impression be a bad one. At Comporium Media Services, we offer affordable web design packages that give you countless options for both the look and functionality of your website. Your site will always be ad-free, and you’ll have constant access to a team of professional web designers and content specialists. We care about your business and want to see you succeed!