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hiring a web designer to build your website, or go down the DIY route?

Should I DIY my website or hire a web designer?

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Sonia | Wildly Creating

As soon as you start your business, the first thing that comes to mind is to have a website. There are so many options out there, both in terms of platforms to use and also strategy or approach to follow. There is not a single way to make websites and it will all depends on yourself and your business. I know that you might be wondering whether hiring a web designer is the right choice or not for you right now. Let’s dive right in.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: “She’s a web designer, so she’ll want me to outsource it”. But friend, I just told you there is no right or wrong way to do this, and my goal is to be transparent with you, 100%. So here it comes:

Hiring a web designer won’t solve your problems.

Even if I call myself a branding therapist, I am not a therapist, really. What a website can do for you is enhance your business and yep, help you grow. But only if done properly.

You are unique, just like your business. So before I can tell you YES or NO, here are some questions to consider.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1. Do I know what I’m going to do with my website?
Am I selling something, advertising my services, raising awareness about a topic, or something else?

2. Do I have a clear idea of how I want to structure it?
Think in terms of pages, what to include in them, and the overall content of your website.

3. Is my branding on point?
Do I have a clear branding strategy in place, and do I have colors, fonts, logos, and all of that jam? Pssst: start with a mood board!

4. Do I have the budget to outsource it?
Am I ready to take the next step?

hiring a web designer to build your website, or go down the DIY route?

If most of your answers are no, then go with the cheapest option and start from there!

My first website was a blog, and I completely DIY myself because I had no idea what I was doing. I was just playing around until it became too horrible and I got myself a template. It gave me a lot of experience and insight, specifically into WordPress and why it’s such a good platform for your business. But the result… damn that shit was trash.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Some very good template websites are PipDig (My travel blog website was built using one of their themes!), Creative Market is another incredible resource for ANYTHING creative, themes & templates included. And lastly, Envato Elements. Few people know about this so it’s still a good option for you!

If you answered yes and you are not hiring a web designer, you are doing yourself and your business a big disservice!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Try to walk in your dream client’s shoes and ask yourself: would you buy from someone who put together a website the night before, or are you naturally drawn to an aesthetically pleasing website that fully represents your brand and your unique strengths?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Your website is your chance to finally show up as the professional you are and to finally feel legit: don’t miss this opportunity.

Does your business have a website? And if so, did you designed it? I’m curious to know!


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Hi! I'm Sonia

CEO & Founder of Wildly Creating: a brand consultancy firm for the freedom-obsessed online entrepreneur who is ready to transform their business into a liberating, true-to-self personal brand, and awaken the industry leader within. 

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