For any new or small business the choice to take their presence onto the internet is one that is often wise. Having a business website in today’s world adds a sense of professionalism as a lot of potential clients actually use the internet to find the products or services they are looking for. Now particularly if you are a new business you might be bias towards using a free website provider. In this article we are going to look at why you should use a paid for web design firm instead of a free provider and host on the internet.
- If you go with a web design firm you will get a custom website design to represent your corporate identity.
- They will offer to maintain and support your website for you, including any future upgrades you might like.
- You will get a custom domain name (usually yourcompany.com) where as free provider’s only use sub domains (yourcompany.websiteprovider.com) which does not look as professional.
- Free providers are very limited and do not allow you to upload custom scripts or plug-ins which could be essential for your online business operation.