Do you prefer a custom coded website or a pre designed theme?
Not everyone is a coding and programing genius, myself included, so we all can't just throw together a super detailed website over night and be successful in a little amount of time.
We all know that having programming and coding skills can go a long way, but so do marketing skills I myself went with the marketing and optimization route instead of programming and coding and I always think back on it and wonder if I made the right decision. I know that I can get a website up and running pretty quick by purchasing a wordpress theme and adding my own content so that I can pull in traffic from the search engines. But the thing I don't like is that I'm usually limited by what I can put on my website because other people haven't designed exactly what I want in a theme or plugin yet. This is how I came up with the question to see what people prefer.
Do you like custom coded websites?
You can do the programming and code yourself and make the website beautiful or you can pay someone to do it. I'm a huge fan of custom coded websites because I can get every single detail in my mind put into a website. The only downside is that getting a custom coded website can cost a pretty penny. I have a partnership with my designer and programmer and it still costs me at least $1,500 per website lol If I can get a lead for $2,500 we'll just split the profits and he's happy as long as he doesn't have to talk to the client lol. I'll go over jobs with him and he'll give me his price, at a discounted rate, and even then it would be $2,000 to $3,000. He usually lowers his price enough so that I can double it and still be undercutting the competition. So this means that some custom coded and programmed websites can easily cost $5,000+
Do you prefer pre coded and programmed templates or themes?
Since I have almost no skills when it comes to programming and coding I tend to rely on wordpress themes a lot. I never jump right into a theme, I'll do a lot of research before I do purchase because I want it to be the perfect theme for what I need. I don't want to be editing every single page in order to have it just right. I don't mind fixing some things here and there, but I prefer something that works out of the box lol. Being a marketer with no programming, design or coding skills and being able to use wordpress themes is extremely helpful. I can run a successful business and not have to worry about spending thousands on a custom design or script. I am limited a decent amount due to the themes not having exactly what I want, but I usually figure out a way around that.