Cost of a Website If You Have Limited Resources

With regard to the creation, management and operation of your website, there are five main phases that you must overcome:
  1. Set up the website
  2. Learn to use a website editor
  3. Design the structure
  4. Create the content
  5. Problem solving and continuous maintenance

For each of the phases, you must determine if you have time or technical or design knowledge to successfully overcome them.

If you've heard of website creation software like WordPress or Wix, you might think, "Well, both are technology; So, how are they different? »

This example serves to illustrate it.

There are several ways to make a tasty homemade soup:

Method A: prepare the soup from scratch. Go to the store, buy the ingredients, the pieces and make the soup. You all have to do it, from start to finish.

Method B: You can use ingredient delivery services to streamline the process. They send you the prepared ingredients so you do not have to leave the house or prepare anything. You just have to follow the recipe and introduce the ingredients in the pot. The ingredient preparation and delivery service simplifies the process, but some work is still required on your part.

Method C: there is an even simpler technique. A delivery service of prepared food that cooks for you. It delivers the finished product directly to your home. The process is fully automated. If you are able to fill out a form, you can get a homemade soup without knowing how to cook. Great, do not you think?

Method A: Create your custom website from scratch

You can hire a designer or website developer to create your website from scratch without using any software for that purpose.

Since WordPress appeared, most websites are no longer created from scratch. Only companies with very specific needs choose to create a website in this way, but fewer and fewer cases.

Method B: Use a website creation software such as WordPress

WordPress is like an ingredient delivery service for cooking. It offers all the components you need to create a website, but you have to assemble them.

It is true that you can do it yourself if you have time to learn or you already have the experience for it.

But if you do not have time or experience, you can always hire a professional to create a WordPress website for you to save time and headaches.

Method C: Drag-and-drop website editors

Finally, we have fully automated website creation services such as Wix, Squarespace and Weebly.

As with prepared food services that allow you to enjoy a homemade soup without knowing how to cook, these fully managed drag-and-drop editors take care of all the technical and design aspects for you so that you do not have to.

They are easy to use and require hardly any knowledge.

The main advantage is that they automate the technical aspects of managing a website so you do not have to do it yourself.

However, there are some limitations in this regard. You will not get any soup that you can think of, since the options are limited to what is offered in the menu. While it is also true that the selection of soups is very broad and that, in 90% of cases, you will find the one you want.

Similarly, drag-and-drop web page editors also offer limited functions and designs. Each web page editor has its own list of ready-to-use tools and website designs.

The sacrifice is very small, since you can create a website yourself without having to deal with many of the technical aspects (or hire someone to help you).

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