Question: “Can I design and build my own website?”
Answer: “Sure you can, BUT do you really want to!?”
Without a doubt, anyone can try and even succeed. There are a lot of free options all over the internet. But do you have the time, the knowledge, the know-how’s and the skills to reeeeally make a success of your time and effort?
Building on free platforms like Wix, can be a quick and short time solution for your business. But should you, for some reason decide to leave them, you CANNOT take your website with you. The domain yes but the website NO. You will have to start all over again. This means that you will lose your search engine ranking (if you’ve managed to make it anywhere on Google), you will have wasted many hours of hard work.
Secondly, as mentioned above, your website will not index with Google as its own identity, but as a sub website built on these existing platforms, enhancing their searches, not your own. And with this said, it is NOT easy to find a professional developer who will help you to SEO your “FREEBIE” website. You will have to figure that out by yourself or pay dearly for experienced help.
And lastly (for now) you cannot simply create a website and leave it, hoping for the best. It simply does not work like that. Your website must be constantly monitored for broken links, and content should be revised regularly in order to ensure that your website remains fresh, current and interesting.
A friendly tip – always remember to update and re-evaluate your website every 2 years or so. Otherwise it WILL get vulnerable and open for cyber-attacks due to outdate software. Remember, if you are not paying someone to help you with this, it is YOUR responsibility. It is like driving a brand new car, never taking it to be serviced, and expecting it to run perfectly after 2 years. It unfortunately will end up disastrous.
Crossfit Gobi really grasped this concept, and trusted us to build them a creative, interactive and modern website, while they could focus on helping their clients becoming more healthy and fit. With their motto, “Friends are for working out together” they really cater for all shapes, sizes and age groups. Like they themselves say, “Fitness Coaching for Teenagers to Grandmas and Everyone in Between”. There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. You can start the journey where you are today. Contact them today to start your journey towards a healthier lifestyle! https://crossfitgobi.co.za/ or follow them on Instagram at @crossfitgobi
With this said, please remember designing and maintaining a website is time consuming and difficult. Managing the design, optimizing for Google, ensuring that your websites looks good on all mobile devices and handling updates on time can easily become a full time job.
With web design, it can be very easy to get in over your head if you don’t have the necessary skills. Trusting the services of web design experts to create a professional and functional website will save you time that you can use to run your company.
Contact us today, to help you build your website while you build your business!