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Parts of this post were used in an article I wrote for Work.com

In my years of website development, I’ve typically seen two scenarios when it comes to small business websites.

The first scenario is the do-it-yourself business owner who learns just enough HTML to cobble together a website either from scratch or from some template or model site. Typically, the website is just adequate, and maybe not quite as professional looking as expected. “But it’s just temporary until I get the time to really do it right,” says the owner. Often the site remains neglected because additions and modifications are just too cumbersome.

The second scenario is the business owner who is willing to spend some money on a web developer to create a site. In this case, often the website ends up costing more than expected. Additionally, the business owner typically becomes dependent on the web developer for any future additions or modifications, making the costs even higher.

Both of these scenarios are far from ideal.

If you find yourself in or contemplating either of these scenarios, I suggest you consider creating your website with WordPress. Whether you do it yourself, or hire a developer, WordPress turns out to be an excellent website creation and management system.

See this post for more information: Building a Successful Business Website