Showit template vs Showit designer; Budget and timeline for Showit templates compared to Showit designers; What stage of business should you be in before you hire a Showit designer;
You already know you want a Showit website, but you’re not sure if you should purchase a Showit template or hire a Showit designer. The best way to decide is to consider things like your budget, your timeline, how established your business is, and your desire to DIY.
In this post I’ll walk you through these factors for both Showit templates and Showit designers to help you decide which option is right for you.
Showit templates are perfect for early stage businesses. They are created by Showit designers, so you get a designer-quality website without the custom price tag. Because Showit templates are so easy to customize, you can change every element to suit your brand. You won’t have to worry about your website looking the same as anyone else’s.
One of the down-sides of working with a professional website designer is that you have to wait for them – it will probably take a few months just to get on their calendar. And then your design project will take at least a few weeks to complete. With a Showit template, you can choose it, install it, and start customizing whenever you are ready!
Showit templates are ideal if your business is still growing and changing. Maybe you like to change up your offers. Maybe you’re still getting clear on your branding and messaging. Either way, if you like to make changes to your website often, it’s smart to learn how to do it yourself with a template.
One advantage of using a Showit template is that you get to learn the ins and outs of the Showit platform as you go. If you purchase one of my templates, you get a step-by-step course on how to customize your new website. It’s a great way to learn everything you need to know about Showit.
There is obviously a range of prices when it comes to hiring a Showit website designer. But you can expect that most Showit designers charge anywhere from $2000 up to $10000 (or more!) per project, depending on the number of pages and the complexity of the design.
Most Showit designers book out months in advance. And your website design project will likely take 4 to 6 weeks to complete. So if you decide to hire a website designer, make sure you plan ahead so that you can launch your new website when it works best for you.
It’s a good idea to hire a website designer once you are super clear on your target audience and messaging, and your key offerings are dialed in and not changing very often. If you invest in a website designer too early in your business, you may end up having to redesign your website to keep up with your business as it grows.
If you are looking for a truly one of a kind website with special features that you can’t find on a template, you’ll love working with a Showit designer to come up with a custom design for your business.
If you want to read more about why you’ll love your Showit website, start with this post:
If you are ready to learn more about working with me on a Showit website for your business, get all the details on my website design process HERE.