Small Business Owner? Save Money By Making Your Own Website

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Hiring a professional web developer to create your website can be very expensive. With the economy in its current state, professional web design isn’t something that every small business owner can easily afford. If your business can’t put together enough money to hire a professional web developer, not all is lost. You can still enjoy the perks of a business website if you take the time to create one yourself.

Sure, designing and coding a unique website isn’t quick or easy, but if you are willing to learn some of the basics, you can still create a decent looking website at a fairly cheap cost. The trick is to use a content management system and install a professionally designed template. Both of these suggestions will save you a lot of time and frustration.

Content management systems are great because they don’t require you to be overly familiar with coding languages like HTML or PHP. A basic knowledge of the two can help you to tweak your CMS to better meet your business’ needs, but is in no means required. Popular content management systems that can be downloaded and installed free of charge include Joomla, PostNuke, Drupal, and Mambo.

To make your website more unique and give it that little bit of extra flair, the easiest option is to install a premade template over your current content management system. Many free templates are available online, but even the paid templates are available at reasonably low prices. Spending $50 to $100 on a template is much cheaper than the costs of hiring a professional web developer. Just be sure that the template you choose is compatible with your CMS, because certain templates will only work with certain content management systems.

If you are a small business owner who hasn’t been able to afford a professionally built website, it’s time to consider creating your own. With so many online resources available to beginner webmasters, it’s not nearly as hard as it used to be to create a website. So, what are you waiting for? Start creating your own small business website today!
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