You’ve undoubtedly seen the ads on TV and online—the ones that promise you can get a brand-new website in just a few minutes for one amazingly low monthly fee. Sounds like a great way to upgrade your business web presence, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, the bargain probably isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Don’t get us wrong: DIY website templates certainly have their place. If you are a solo-preneur or the owner of a shoestring startup with no budget, then painting your website by the numbers is better than not having one at all. However, if you have an established company, or want to build one, then these services aren’t going to be a good solution.
To help you understand why their low fees for web design and hosting don’t translate into real value, let’s look at five reasons you shouldn’t move your website to a DIY template…