At first, web site design can seem a costly endeavor to undertake, but it really doesn’t need to be that way! If you take a step back and chunk everything down, it’s quite simple to do some of the things yourself and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars in the short and long term. Here are 3 ways.
- Take Hosting Into Your Own Hands- Many local companies will charge upwards of $100 or so a month for hosting a website. They up-sell you on costs that have to do with “maintenance” of your site, and consulting fees. However, you can simply host your websites yourself with a reputable company online for less than $10 a month…and it’s simple. The customer service is there 24/7 for you, so “consulting fees” are a thing of the past.
- Can You Design The Web Site Yourself? YES. In good web hosting plans, you will have access to “WordPress”, a free software that allows you to create your own websites in just minutes or a couple hours, and they look professional.
Minimize Outsourced Changes To The Site- This point goes hand in hand with #2, because if you build your website on a platform such as WordPress, you can easily log into the admin area and make changes to the website yourself! You can add pages, add content, add pictures, movies, graphics…all in a simple way.
*You can still outsource someone to design the look of the site for you if you want, but having them use WordPress will give you all the power over content management in the future!
So you can see that web site design doesn’t need to be as expensive and tricky as developers will try to tell you. You can host it yourself, design it yourself, or if you don’t want to do the design, you can at least give yourself more power by having them create it in WordPress.