Answering a question from FC, Greensboro, NC
Hmmm… We get this one a LOT. And the answer is simple. If your brother-in-law can build a unique site for your company that you will be truly proud of, one that is easy to navigate and employs all the best SEO great copywriting has to offer— you certainly should hire him to do it. Using a template or similar form of just getting something up there usually ends up costing you as much or more in the long run. Why not hire a pro now? Westokes believes in building sites that show you off the way you really want to look. We are constantly amazed at the folks who spend tons on cashola their actual store but scrimp on the place most people check out first these days. If you can’t get their interest online it isn’t going to drive sales and they aren’t likely to DRIVE to shop with you either.
You need a site that will grow with your company. Most simple, [let’s be honest here, cheap] alternatives end up frustrating the owner of the site because they can’t get updates when and in the way they really want and need them. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. We’ve had tons of clients tell us they sent money to an online web builder who gladly cashed the check and then, ummm… Disappeared off the face of the internet planet and ummmm… “We’re sorry, the number you have dialed is not in service …” You get the sad picture. Go pro from the start for a solid, smarter, more savvy solution.