If you’re a masseuse looking to get an online presence, there’s never been a better time to buy a custom-designed website. Companies are springing up offering tailor-made websites specifically for people in your industry. Here we’ll look at the advantages of buying a custom-built website.
What Is A Custom-Built Website?
Traditionally, to get online you’ll need to search for ‘web hosting’ companies that will store and run your website and choose and register a domain name. This is the address that you want your site to have and one domain name is under $13 a year to register. You then need to pay the company for hosting your site and you’ll be able to choose 1, 2 or 3 year packages. Once you’ve done this, you’ll commonly be asked to download what’s called a ‘site builder’ program, the most popular of which is WordPress. This is free and allows you to build a website. A custom-built website charges you one monthly fee (around $30) and does all of this for you, saving you a huge amount of time. This will take the hassle out of choosing and registering a domain name, paying for hosting and building your site.
Can’t I Do It Myself?
Of course you can! WordPress is free and anyone can download and learn how to use it. There is also Weebly which is a lot easier to use than WordPress as you can just drag and drop text and images where you want them. The problem with both of these is that it’s takes the average person a lot of time to create a professional site, and many people create a site that doesn’t look great and doesn’t attract a lot of customers.
Your Custom Website Will Look Professional
Paying for a custom-built site at around $30 per month seems like a lot more than the $6 you’d pay for Weebly or a WordPress powered site. The key difference is that a custom-designed website will look far more professional and will get you more trade. Many website owners find that there are limitations with Weebly and with WordPress you eventually find a limit to what you are able to do on your own. You end up having to hire an expert to do things for you. A custom-designed site is constantly updated by professional web designers and experts as part of the fee.
Don’t Forget The Add-ons!
Most people balk at the price of custom-designed sites, thinking that standard web-hosting is far more reasonable. But do the figures really add up? Let’s take the example of Hostgator which offers hosting for under $6 per month if you sign up for a year. Right off the bat, they want to you pay a further $10 to protect your domain and $15 to secure your site. They also try to sell you a $20 service to give you a temporary website while you are busy designing your own. A custom-designed website gets you all of this as part of the price, yet with Hostgator you’ve already shelled out over $125 and you don’t even have a site yet! There’s no guarantee that you’ll even be able to create one on your own. Set yourself up with a trial version of a custom-website today and experience the difference!