Hiring An Agency vs. DIY With Squarespace, Wix, and other website builder platforms.
Well, there’s a huge difference between websites that are created with marketing in mind and those that aren’t or are templated.
I’ve seen it too many times: A client wants to save some money by setting up their own Squarespace or Wix site, but actually ends up paying more AND has to spend days (if not weeks) learning how to use the platform to get a good result.
Let’s Break Down Website Pricing…
Companies like Squarespace & Wix charge a monthly fee of at least $12/month, and that’s for the basic plan (which usually doesn’t include e-commerce functionality). Once you stop paying the monthly subscription (which is usually closer to $30/month), your website goes away. When you have a team build your website, there are minimal ongoing monthly fees which can save you money over the long run, and you’ll never lose access to your website.
A web design company will be able to guide you through every step of the process; from figuring out what features your website needs such as eCommerce functionality or integration with social media, to finding the right technology partner for you like Google Search Console.