Why should I pay someone to make my website when there are so many cheap Do-It-Yourself website companies out there? 

Hire a professional if you want to save time and money.

There are two reasons why it pays to hire a professional:
1) it will look professional, and
2) it will be completed.

How many projects have you done around your house that you regret doing?  You paid for all of the materials, took the time to complete the project, and when it was finished you realize that you lost money on the materials, and you lost time.  Some people are better hiring professionals.

How many unfinished projects do you have at home waiting for your attention?  Me, too! I have half-finished quilts, pillows, and curtains; I have yards and yards of material and patterns that are now out of fashion because I got a burst of energy and decided I would make something for myself or one of my 4 children.  What happened?  Life happened.  I had every intention to do it, but you know the famous saying, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”  It never got done.

Websites are no different.  They are time and labor intensive tasks that take skill and drive.  If you start a website, and it is only partially finished, that reflects poorly on your business.  People don’t want to see half of a store, nor do they want to see a partially finished website.

If you are task oriented and usually finish the jobs you set out to complete, then definitely give it a try.  If not, save yourself the trouble, and just hire a professional to do the job right.

About xizzee

Eileen is a veteran public school English and Computer Science teacher. She discovered HTML in the late 90's, taught herself, and then proceeded to teach her students. Eileen designed, constructed, and maintained multiple full-school websites and then decided to help small business owners like her husband who is self-employed. Eileen is preparing to retire from teaching but will not leave education entirely. She plans on running her three businesses full time. Xizzee is her website business; K-12 Data is her educational data analysis business; and Cultivating the Learning is her educational consulting business which cultivates innovation in the classroom K-12 through 1:1 technology in the classroom. Eileen is presently a Technology Instructional Coach in a major school district helping 44 teachers adopt 1:1 learning in the classroom using Chromebooks and iPads.

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