There are a lot of free website builders cropping up on the internet lately, and during a recession it can be tempting for a small business or sole trader to use a free or cheap "pay monthly" website builder rather than forking out a lump sum to a professional web design agency.
A professionally designed site will almost always surpass a cheap or free out-of-the-box solution in almost everyway, but don't dismiss them straight outright. A lot of the website builders have free trials that allow you to demo the websites to see what you get.
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Studies show that half of the UKs small businesses don't have a website, and half of those businesses think that a website wouldn't deliver any real benefits.
These businesses might find that the low cost of an off the shelf website builder package could tempt them into creating their first website. Chances are they won't regret the decision!
If you are one of the businesses without a web presence, you should read our post entitled why do I need a website for my business.
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After trialling an out-of-the-box website, the business owner will have a fairly good idea what the package can and can't do and be in a good position to create a list of requirements for a custom designed website. These may include:
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Like the majority of businesses web agencies are also being effected by the recession and as such many are prepared to go the extra mile to win new clients. This can work to the advantage of a small business by being able to negotiate on price or get more website for the budget.
You may also find many agencies will also allow you to spread the cost of a website over a number of months to lessen the burden.
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