If you have had your website for a while, you may be wondering if or how you can make the normal changes to improve it yourself?
There are two options:
- Learn to use an online web editing tool which may be supplied by your web host
- Buy and learn to use website editing software
Please remember that there are standards that you need to know before you begin your adventure in web editing.
First you need the time to learn the software; this is often done on a dummy site. Keep practicing until you can do it correctly.
Time to practice is important because when it comes to websites, a simple change done incorrectly can destroy your entire website.
The software to update and improve a website is easy to obtain. There are free and low-cost versions of most software. The issue is almost never the software. The issue will always be the ability to use the software. The skill to use your chosen software always has more value than the software.
The most important thing you can give your website, if you are going to edit it yourself, is the time to learn the software.
Are you the right person with the required time to do this job? It will take you longer, but your out-of-pocket costs will be lower. The question is always, “How much is your time worth?”
Be sure you will be making money and not losing money, BEFORE you start this project.
When considering whether to build your own website or have it professionally built, consider where your time is best spent; learning and building a website or building and taking care of your business. If you deside to build your own site, we will be happy to direct you to a great domain registrar and hosting company that will support your specific needs.