If you have a hobby business or are just starting out on a tight budget, a DIY website builder like WIX or Squarespace may be a good place for you to start. However, DIY website builders often come with limitations or ongoing costs that leave you feeling locked into a less than ideal website situation.

If you’re on a tight budget and can afford to wait for a little while, we recommend budgeting and saving for a quality website that will serve you and your business well for years to come. Doing your website right the first time around may cost less than you expect and will almost always be your most cost-effective option in the long run.