When to set up a website yourself, and when to contact a freelancer or company?

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When to set up a website yourself, and when to contact a freelancer or marketing or a technology company?

In one sentence? It depends on what you want to achieve with the website.

You can, of course, set it up completely on your own. This is often the cheapest option, but you are limited by your own website development skills, and in this case, you will also be responsible for its maintenance.

When hiring a freelancer, you can arrange for setup and maintenance, or you can take a mixed approach where you take responsibility for maintenance yourself. The complexity of the website depends on the chosen freelancer. Self-maintenance may be a bit more time-consuming, but it also gives you full control over the content.

When hiring a company, the price of setting up the site and maintaining it will definitely be higher than in the cases mentioned above. However, it is true that you have many more options here in terms of developing functionalities that your company may need, such as an online price configurator. In addition to programmers, companies also offer the help of designers, SEO specialists, project managers and content specialists. These ensure that the website is optimized on all levels. In case of complex websites, the purchase of a maintenance package, usually offered by companies that set up the site, is recommended, but this, of course, means additional monthly costs.

In any case, it is best to get a few offers and think about what your website needs and expectations are and what costs or additional work (in case of self-maintenance) you will face in the long run.