Once you’ve decided that you’re going to build your own website, you’ll need to choose a website builder tool that aligns with your skills and vision. Nowadays, just about anyone can build a modern, quality website pretty quickly with inexpensive tools.
The Internet is full of online tools and platforms to help you create your own website. How do you pick the best one that meets your requirements while keeping it simple to create and maintain your website? Also, is the tool suited to the requirements of the modern world wide web?
Here are some important factors to consider when making your choice:
- Is the website builder company reputable and established? After you’ve invested numerous hours building your website on a company’s platform, the last thing you want to hear is that they’re going out of business. Do your best to avoid this by choosing a reputable company that is well known in the industry and offers more advanced website design services too- this way, you’ll have room to grow with them.
- What’s your skill level? Some website design tools on the market are of the basic “point, click, and publish” variety while others offer more advanced capabilities like adding in blocks of code. Many companies that provide tools to make your own website also offer a trial period or a discounted first month of service. Take advantage of the discount to “test drive” the tools and design layouts before you commit to one.
- How will you update the site? Depending on your business, you might need mobile access to update the site. Many of the most popular website builders offer access to update in a browser online. Some of them may also offer a mobile app to post updates to your site.
- How much will it cost? You’re a small business owner. Of course you have to worry about the cost. Fortunately, most of these won’t break the bank. According to Inc.com, the average cost for these tools ranges from around $5-$25 per month.
With so many companies offering their own brands of website builders for small businesses, research can be overwhelming. Keep these basic questions in mind and rest assured you’ll find the website builder that works for you.