Pick a platform and stick to it.
There are numerous site builders out there, from Wix, Weebly and WordPress to Joomla! and Squarespace. WordPress is a fantastic example that has some great features. It’s easy to use, is future-proof, and is fully secure too. Basic sites cost little, and they also allow for expansion, so as your business grows, your WordPress site can grow too.
Our custom coded WordPress sites use the minimum number of plugins, so they are both light and secure. Prices start from £650 for a 5-8 page site, so your investment really will go a long way. Don’t need five pages? Our smallest site is only £450 and will get you a couple of pages of perfection.
Whatever platform you choose, sticking to the inbuilt functionality it offers will also keep the price down. Why pay for something you already have? Both WordPress and Joomla! have tonnes of great functions to explore and use. But, a word of caution; plugins can be a haven for malware if they’re not updated and maintained, and using a lot of these can destroy your site speed (and your viewers’ patience!).
You could also use predefined templates and themes to keep your costs at a minimum too. There are many available and include some of the biggies such as Divi and Impreza. Just beware of ongoing licensing fees and the potential impact on your page speed. These large themes can be very bloated and harm your chances of getting the Google ranking you are looking for. Plus, malware alert: always use a child theme.