It often comes up in ABNG mastermind sessions, how much should I pay for a website?
The answer is never as easy as people want it to be. The answer is $0 – $1,000,000.
You can certainly build your own site and now spend money on it, but what does that ultimately cost you? It costs you business. The free websites usually come with ads and look unprofessional.
Spend a little on a DIY website builder? Still, what does this cost you? Depending on the builder and how much time and energy you put into it, it may work for you or it may cost you business. Web designers don’t just look at the design, but the functionality, and the user experience. At least, that is what a good designer does. If you DIY your website, you may miss vital components or make the user experience harder than it needs to be.
You can also spend way too much on a design. There are design companies that do the same work but charge very different prices. Do your homework.
In short, you get what you pay for. But you also don’t need the $1,000,000 website when all you need is the $2,000 website. Look at the work of the designer and see if it matches your style. If not, keep looking. Do your homework, do your homework, do your homework.