Domains Website Builder vs. Professional Build: Which is best for an SMME?

Domains’ website builder, called Site Builder has multiple features and benefits for SMMEs. From as little as R85 per month, a Site Builder website can free up cashflow for other important expenses. But what is the best option for an SMME, our website builder solution or a professionally built website?

As an SMME owner, you already know how important it is to have a website. It is like having a shopfront in the largest mall in the world – the internet. Unfortunately, like all things in business, getting from “I need a website” to “Ta-da!” requires making important decisions. Once you’ve settled on and bought your domain name, you still need to get the site built. There are basically two main options:

  1. A website designer/developer; or
  2. A website builder like Domains’ Site Builder

Website designer/developer

Web designers and developers are specialists in designing and building websites. They will be able to advise you on the best colours for your business, what fonts to use, how your information should flow, help you with SEO, and much more.
A professionally designed website is expensive, and rightly so as you are paying for the knowledge, skill and time of an expert.
However, if you are a startup, a small to medium business, or busy establishing your personal brand, a professionally designed website might not always be in the budget. Making changes or adding content to your website might not be easy or free either. There are many great companies and freelancers offering this service but be sure to gain a few references or samples of other sites done, before committing to just any one.

Domains’ Website builder

Alternatively, you can build your website yourself using a website builder like our advanced Site Builder. Site Builder puts you in control of everything! Through effortless drag and drop functionality, and a choice of over 200 professionally designed website templates and 1000s’ of colours, our website builder gives you a great base to start your site. Then, our wide range of plugins for e-Commerce, SEO, social media etc. allow you to add even more power to your website. In addition to this, Site Builder is responsive (aka your website can be viewed from any device), and it is SSL-ready (aka your website can be encrypted with an important layer of website security).
To make things even easier and cost-effective, we include the price of your domain name*, and monthly hosting in the package.

The choice is up to you

At the end of the day both decisions will lead to a professional online presence for your company. You should make the choice that makes the most sense for your business at the specific point in time.

We hope that the information provided has helped you learn more about our website builder, and what it can do for you.

For additional information on our Website Builder please see here: https://www.domains.co.za/websitebuilder

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