Once you have made the decision to design either your business or personal webiste, the first major question that usually pops up is “Should I do the website design myself or should I outsource?” There are obviously pros and cons to each which we have discussed in this articles.
Pros and Cons of “Do-it-Yourself” Website design:
Foremost benefit is cost saving, if you do your own website design then it doesn’t cost you any MONEY although you should be sure to factor in the value of your time. If your time is more valuable purchasing domain names, dealing with customers,clients and advertisers, running your business, etc. rather than attempting website design then by all means spend the money for someone else to do your website design.
Another great benefit to doing your own website design is that you will likely learn a great deal as you go along. Granted, you may not have as much of a polished looking site when you are done but you will most certainly improve.
Lack of Professionalism:
Have you ever gone through one of those sites that you recognize in a flash as being designed by its owner? Yes, we have seen such kind of sites and while well intentioned they are most likely a conversion disaster. Don’t turn off potential customers and leave money on the table by putting up a sub par looking website just because you wanted to do it on your own.
Lack of Scalability:
You may be the best web designer in the world and pretty darn fast to boot but chances are you won’t be able to really scale your efforts in order to maximize all of your domain’s earnings. Sometimes a multi layered approach will work. Build some of your websites on your own and then hire someone else to design some of your other websites.
Pros and cons of Outsourcing web Design services:
If what you do best is buying/selling domains, monetizing domains, running a business, etc. then your time is probably better off doing those very things. Let someone who specializes in website design build your site out.
Yes, of course your website can look professional whether you have designed it or someone else designed it. However, chances are that letting a professional web designer take a crack at designing your domain names will make all of the difference in the world. The better looking your website is (as long as it is functional and properly designed to get the best SEO bang for your buck) then the better it will convert.
Yup, it’s going to actually cost you some money to hire someone to build you a website or monetize your domains with some real content. But once you not confident enough in your web design skills then you shouldn’t let cost hang you up.
Lack of Control:
One negative to letting someone else design a website for you is that you will not be able to control every little detail. Yes, this will save you some time and possibly a headache but for all of us super anal people then it can be difficult to get used to at first.
If your goal is just to take a domain name and then turn it into a money making asset as quickly as possible and in the best way possible then you will better go with outsourcing services.