What’s more, because we work together, we show you how to customise, update and maintain your website.
We don’t want you to lose out to have an online presence just because you can’t justify the cost of a custom web design.
» Please note that this option is only suitable if you are looking to have a simple, off the shelf brochure website. Please see our custom web design options…
There are many DIY website builders (Wix, Weebly..) on the market and they seem to offer cheap options. However, there are lots of catches you need to consider. Here are some:
Most of the website builders claim to have some ‘free’ option. Sounds perfect, right?
That’s what I thought too initially. However, it’s also a little too good to be true. Here are the main problems.
You’ve spent minutes (or hours) putting your brand new ‘free’ website together and you’re almost ready to hit the Publish button to make it live to the world.
Only problem is, you still need a domain name.
The ‘free’ option that most website builders provide you with are the amateurish looking web addresses like:
Think people will take you seriously? I doubt it.
Assuming this website is for some commercial or professional reason (i.e. you want to make money from it), credibility is key, and you’re going to want something that instead looks like: YourBusiness.com or YourSite.com.
Some of these website builders do provide some ‘free domain name’ offer. But there are restrictions which we’ll explore soon.
‘Free’ versions sounds great. Until you read the fine print.
Basically, you’re going to be forced to pony up some cash for basically any type of extra or upgrade. For example:
Unfortunately, the list goes on and on and on.
Website Builders commonly claim they’re free, only to then up-sell and cross-sell you to death until eventually you’re paying more than their cheapest plan in the first place.
This last problem is also the worst.
Let’s say you spend endless nights adding content, writing new blog posts or adding products to your eCommerce shop.
Everything’s finally starting to fall into place and look perfect.
Until one day you go to check in on your site and it’s gone.
Not just ‘down’. But gone, gone.
Panicking, you quickly reach out to customer support (and after waiting on hold for hours), get a ‘canned response’ like the following:
“We’re very sorry, but your site violated our terms and TOS for free accounts, thus we had to disable it. If you want to get it live, you’ll need to pay for it.”