A Web Designer is a person or business that makes websites for individuals and companies. They design and create the site from the ground up based on their customers requests. They make completely customized sites designed to generate business or traffic.
A Web Builder Company is an online service that makes it easy for nearly any person to create a basic website using templated and pre designed pages. Most of the time these templates and pages are Generic and overused.
There is no better time than now to get your business a website set up. But don’t be fooled by the easy to use web hosts and site builders like Wix, squarespace, or godaddy. Don’t just take my advice, feel free to do your own research on any of them and you will understand why. These Easy to use web builders have no interest in you or your business. They do make it easy to create a Basic website, but they also make it nearly impossible to get that website seen online. There are 1.7 Billion websites online right now. How will yours get noticed?
I have had over 2 dozen clients that started off with a web builder like the ones listed above. Every story was nearly the same. They created their own website, put a lot of time and effort into making it nice but then months and years later in a few cases the website only had a few visitors. They invested their time to create something that has never been seen, even months and years later. The reason for this is that those web builders do not let their users optimize their sites for search engines. So what you are left with is a site that will never have traffic or generate business.
Like I said don’t just take my word for it. After all I am in some ways in competition with those web builders. Do your own research. There are Hundreds of Reviews and posts from individuals and businesses that have experienced exactly what I’m saying. Not to mention that I have Personally tried to contact the Customer Service of these site builders for customers after they could not get help with issues they had. It was a Terrible Experience in Every Way. Not only could I barely understand them, they were rude and completely unwilling to assist.
The problem every time was getting the domain (website name) name back from the Web Builder companies. When you register your domain with a company like this its as good as theirs. That’s another reason to stay far away from them. Every one of those customers had to choose a new website name, in many cases their website name was their business name which was Very Unfortunate.