Is $99, Money Well Spent?
In a word, No! $99 websites, are the true meaning of “Buyer Beware”! The average website takes 4 – 6 weeks to be properly built and designed.
I’m sure your brothers, friends, cousins, niece can probably create a website for $99. However not if, but when it crashes, needs updating, gets hacked, or they forget to renew your domain name and hosting, will they know what to do?
Most of these bargain-basement website shops are companies that hire freelance, sub-contracted overseas designers. Who are extremely hard to contact, once sometimes go wrong. Always try to hire locally if you can, that way you can meet your designer, see their work, get references and can count on them to be there.
I have a dozen or so years of experience in web design, WordPress, e-commerce, web development, internet marketing, graphic design, and Adobe Photoshop, all of this knowledge I use in the building of my client’s websites.
Bottom line is, do you really want to risk letting your brothers, friends, cousins, niece be responsible for how your business is represented on the internet? Some things need to be done by professionals, your website is one of them.