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Why You Need a Web Designer Instead of a Website Builder

Author: JLB

Published On: September 20, 2017

When looking to take your company online, one of the first things you’ll have to consider is whether or not you want to work using a website builder or hire an experienced web designer. Before the days of Google and Amazon ruling the Internet, most people didn’t think twice about working with a web development team to ensure their brand and company were represented well online. But in the new digital age, it can be very tempting to give it a try on your own. With so many recent advances in technology, website builders can be a useful tool for many people looking to break out online but most often, going with a website designer is the right choice.

Should I Work with a Web Designer or Website Builder?

When considering your different options for bringing your brand online, there are a few key factors to keep in mind.

What’s Your Budget?

Many people falsely believe that working with an experienced website design team will drain their marketing funds but in reality, it can be more cost effective in the long run. If you have even a mid-sized budget, going with a pro will be much more beneficial to your success rate online. Additionally, don’t be afraid to do your research and request a quote when narrowing down your choice to make sure that you’ve found the right team to handle the job.

Avoid Amateur Deals

Have a friend of a friend of a cousin that is really good at building websites? If a deal sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. While you could definitely find room in your budget for a “friends and family” deal working with an amateur web designer, if your chosen team doesn’t actually do web design for a living, it’s time to look elsewhere.

Your Bottom Line

Website builders are designed to help people build more conventional websites. In many cases, convention isn’t necessarily a bad thing but when it comes to making a big impact for your brand —convention is often best left behind. While every website should cover the basics like a description of services, location and contact information, producing high-quality content increases your chances of conversion, ranking high on search engines and so much more. While a website builder can get you online, a website builder can help you reach your goals.

Bring Your Vision to Life at JLB Works

Are you ready to break into the digital marketing arena with a bang? The experienced team at JLB Works is ready to help get you there. While you may be tempted by the affordability of website builders, chances are that you’ll need more to make a splash online.

With years of experience working with the top companies in the greater Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood —we have everything it takes to design your dream website. For more information on working with our web designer in Nashville, TN, be sure to visit JLB Works online today and request a quote.

It’s remarkable working with the team that treats your business they would their own with drive, innovation, humility and a shared love of bringing great things to the wonderful Franklin & Nashville community.


RED DOG WINE & SPIRITS – Nashville Web Design


“In the search of looking high and low for a Ecommerce website design firm, we came across JLB. They are now like a part of our family and strive to do all they can to take our sales and growth to a whole new level. We recommend JLB to everyone we come across looking for a solution to their website needs.”


Chad, BOWADX – Franklin TN Web Design

“JLB has been the driving force  that has launched our company into the media spotlight, gaining us publicity through a broad cross-section of business related media including new apps and interactive activity for our clients. We are moving forward with our second web design with JLB and will continue to make them part of our team.”


John, The Perch – Brentwood TN Web Design

“I started with JLB when they first opened fifteen years ago, when they redesigned a website for me.  They are my go-to company for anything to do with web sites. These guys are professional, talented, creative and an energetic team. I will always go to JLB first for my web design work. Thanks JLB.”


Phyllis, Carneros Winery – Nashville TN Web Design

We were having problems with our online brand and digital marketing. JLB was great. Worked through it with us, created an amazing presence and business is great. The staff at JLB is fantastic too. Friendly and always there for you.


Life Line Repairs – Nashville TN Web Design

I and all of us at Sports & Entertainment Nashville TN have been thrilled with the website you guys did for us, and especially the professional service and communication you guys have shown.


Sports and Entertainment – Nashville Web Design

We interviewed several web design firms, but found that JLB’s talented team was the most creative, innovative, and professional. Choosing JLB has been a great decision! We are fortunate to have JLB be a part of the BMC Metalwork’s future as we continue to enhance our business.


Jimmy, BMC – Franklin TN Web Design

“There were a number of website design companies in Nashville that would have done an adequate job for our company. The difference was that JLB wanted to be our partner and has been for 11 years. STAR Physical Therapy has been blessed to have them as a teammate.”


Regg Swanson, STAR – Franklin TN Web Design