There are 3 Types of Website Services
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Do With You (DWY)
Done For You (DFY)
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Do It Yourself or DIY Websites for business is by far the most accessible solution to everyone, but not always the right solution for everyone.
There are tons of companies out there that will charge you little and a lot of money to give you access to their website tools so you can build your own website. Easy, right? WRONG!
With the ever-growing list of automated and DIY website builders available. picking one to suite your needs can be challenging, and even more so if you don’t exactly know what your needs are or how to reach your goals.
Don’t forget, you have to learn how to use the system, learn how to create a website, learn about Search Engine Optimization, and figure out how to get traffic to your self-made website you spend months on trying make it at least passable as a website.
Unless you have built a website before and have some idea of how to create and operate a website, this may be the best bet for you. But if you are like most folks, you like the time and skills to make this DIY website endeavor work out for the long-term.
Done With You (DWY)
Done With You websites are the most common type of website service available to your company. This type of service can be offered by a small single-person operation all the way up to large design, web design, or marketing agency.
When someone asks you to define your goals, needs, vision, Done With You website services can help you discover and define your website and business goals. The best part, typically the person your hire will have the solutions to reach the goals or solve the problems you are looking to achieve or fix.
In most cases, a small business person usually wants a basic yet beautiful website that matches their branding (if any) and have their information is accessible to local potential clients or customers looking for your services or products. Almost any professional web designer and developer can achieve a small website like that in a relatively small amount of time, even more so if you have your content (written information or literature about your business and products) ready to go.
If you need more advanced functions for your website, this is really when you want to work with a professional. An experienced and innovative web developer can help you identify and develop a solution that allows your or users to use your website to achieve something. Those solutions can be marketing, capturing leads, ecommerce, automated workflows and triggers, multi-language capabilities, accessibility capabilities, download files, upload files, connect databases, landing pages, sales funnels, and create understandable reports to help you gauge activity.
We highly recommend working WITH your web designer and developer to ensure your vision is nurtured and goals are worked towards in a collaborative nature.
Done For You (DFY)
Done For You website projects seem like the perfect solution on the surface, but can quickly add up to wasted time, miscommunications, frustrations, missed deadlines, and missed opportunities. What do you really expect though if you hire someone else to tell everyone about YOUR business, without any of your timely input that you would normally have if you collaborate with someone rather than hand off the entire project to strangers and expect goals to be met? Automated websites and content written by writers can work for some, but it will always lack that character, style, flexibility, and customer service if you don’t collaborate and care for your website together with your web designer/developer.
So, even in DFY Done For You projects, make sure you are communicating clearly and work on developing solutions with your website designer and developer for your business together. Talent is useless without a clear, definitive goals.
At Upgradewebdesign.com, we Do It With You… uh err make websites, that is!