DIY web design just won't cut it anymore. Here's why

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DIY web design just won't cut it anymore. Here's why
DIY web design just won't cut it anymore. Here's why
08-12-2020 02:00 pm
(Entrepreneur NEXT, August 2020) DIY website builders are great for small business owners or managers - they're easy to navigate, user friendly, and usually built in to web-hosting platforms. While it's definitely cheaper, you have to remember - you get what you pay for. We get it, hiring a website designer can feel like a daunting task, epecially when you could spend an evening creating a custom website all to yourself. But there are some major setbacks to the DIY process.

The danger with DIY website designers is the potential for them to trick you into believing you possess the skills, judgment, and insight necessary to design a website that's functional and excellent in comparison to your competitors. While we have full faith in you as a person, this concept might be a pipe dream.

A website is your first impression. As important as a business card. Everything from layout to font says something about the quality and professionalism of your business, along with your public persona. A website is a 24/7 ambassador to your clients as well as potential new clients. And your audience WILL judge you based on your website. So you might as well take your time right?

It can take weeks or even months to build a website, and the average consumer decides in .05 seconds whether or not they want to continue interacting with your page. If they aren't impressed enough to stay, you just lost a potentienal customer - who just visited your competitors website. So before you lose out on clients (money), here's a list of common mistakes to avoid.

These things will drive customers away:

- Images or buttoms that take longer than two seconds to load
- A layout that's difficult on the eyes
- A layout that doesn't include intuitive and simple functionality
- Cheap-looking designs that make your business appear like a low-scale operation

Even with a DIY builder, you'll probably be making design mistakes. These builders are limited by your knowledge of industry standards. And if you're a novice designer, you probably don't have a familiartiy with coding and search engine operations. All the more reason you need to hire a qualified person (like us!) to help you. Don't worry! You'll still have a hand in the design process. After all, it's your business - we are just here to help you put your best foot forward.

Jumping Trout can help with coding, back-end functionality, mobile functionality, and industry standards. So make sure you call us!


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