Website Option 1: If you have the time and patience to handle the website design yourself, by all means – go for it! It’s a very good experience – and you could be very glad that you took the initiative to get it done. If you doubt that you have the skills, patience, or time necessary to handle the project – or are simply too busy to get it finished (or started, for that matter) – reach out to a local web designer, and visit with them about helping for a small fee. Establish your budget – and work within those limits.
Website Option 2: If you have a small budget, but are concerned about doing the work yourself – you should reach out to someone you trust (either a local small business, a friend of the family, or another resource) to get it moving for you. This also goes for small businesses who have a website online, but are disappointed with the service that they have received from a DIY provider. If you try to get answers from your provider – but they reply with shady answers, or the answers they provide appear to be purposefully vague or overly complicated – it might be time to tell them to ‘dumb it down’ a bit, or you’ll have to look at another provider.
Website Option 3: If your business depends on leads from your website – it’s very wise to think of your website as an investment. If you’ve already started on the road to building your website, with little information from a professional – please, stop and contact someone who can get the job done for you. When so much is riding on such a small investment – it doesn’t make sense to try and accomplish the website yourself, especially when you can get all the metrics/analytics from the website – as handled by a professional.