Almost every leading web-hosting platform today provides a DIY builder—often dubbing it as a quick and easy way to build and design a website. These offers can be enticing to owners of businesses of different sizes and across various industries.
Well, what’s there to not like, right? These tools and plug-and-play templates enable virtually anyone to create a site from scratch. On top of this, they come in affordable rates and help entrepreneurs cut down on costs. All they need to do is spend a whole night tinkering around an inexpensive template and bam, a website is born.
Unfortunately, a DIY website can only do so much. You may take advantage of it while you are looking for a web designer to work on it. However, it’s not smart to rely on these templates for what is essentially the digital representation of your business.
Here are some reasons why such websites are not reliable for the long haul—and why you need to invest in professional web design services real soon:
1. They Aren’t Quite Effective in Making a Good First Impression
Your website is your business’ representation in the digital world. It’s what prospective consumers check out to form an opinion about you and your product or services. In fact, the average consumer decides in as fast as around 50 milliseconds after seeing your website whether or not they want to continue interacting with you.
One danger of relying on DIY websites is that you might be using templates that are making your business look like a low-scale operation, or that your images are taking too long to load. If you fail to impress them right away, chances are they’ll hit exit and switch to your competitors with professionally made sites.