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Wordpress logoOf course, at 9 Design, we design websites. But we understand that these days there a lot of tools out there for average business owners to create their own website. So we have created a free video that will walk you step-by-step through the process of designing your own website using . Check it out below:

Hopefully that video is helpful. We have also found a couple other articles that will be helpful as you design your own website. Here is an article that will show some of the pitfalls you may encounter when trying to do your own .

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So you’ve finally made the decision – you need a new website.  If that’s the case, you’re probably trying to figure out if you should hire a professional or try to go it alone.  If you’re a small business or a tech savvy marketer, you’ve considered doing it yourself or maybe even decided to take the DIY website route.   For some, this can be a great decision. For others – aka most – this can be a disaster.

Lately I’ve received a lot of emails and calls from people who ventured down the DIY website path only to find themselves going astray.  They realized – once in the midst of the project – that the whole web design process is a bit more challenging than they originally realized.  Many people believe a website is simply comprised of a logo, basic color scheme, and text.  Heck that’s easy.  So easy anyone can do it.  Well, not so much.  When website design is done correctly – I stress correctly – it involves a whole lot more than just text, colors, and a logo.

As you can see, while there are ways to create your own website, the web is a finicky place, and if you do not know what you are doing, you can run into some real frustrations. The other thing is that most businesses that successfully design their own website have done it on a platform where Website SEO is not strong. So while you saved some money creating your own website, no one will find it in search results. Be sure to at least consult a professional before designing your own website. We think it is a good idea to just leave it to the pros. Your website will look better, which will attract more customers, and will pay for itself in the end. We offer a free 10 minute web design consultation. Give us a call if we can help!

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