Each custom built website takes me approximately 100 hours to build. There are so many details that need to be right for a website to build trust with their audience which then leads to making sales and generating enquiries.
When creating a website for your business you naturally want it to be flawless. This includes having it look just as beautiful on a mobile as it does, a desktop.
You need it to be compliant. To have the necessary privacy policies and GDPR consent plugins. To know what cookies it’s using so you can inform your visitors.
It needs to be legal. This means having the right licenses for themes, fonts, images and no plagiarised texts.
Then there’s blending the design together with the branding, copy and images.
It’s not a quick process and not something you can expect to get right first, or even second or third time.
For me, it’s ok that I spend 100 hour lovingly building a custom built website, it’s my job. But for you, it’s not your job – just think how much 100 hours of your time costs if you’re missing out on client work because you’re trying to save money by building your own website.