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DIY v Pro

DIY v Pro

So Hubby and I are currently faced with a decision with regards to a project we need fulfilling.  We need to get a new upper deck on our house. We have received a quote and it is going to empty our pockets a bit.  We could wait until our folks come out and have a go at bodging it up ourselves and probably save quite a bit of money you would think?  Yes?  No?  Well firstly we are a bit over DIY when we have no previous experience to draw from.  By the time we make mistakes, buy the tools, damage our property while making the mistakes, damage ourselves and swear a lot we might this time bite the bullet and get the pro in.  Basically our time is money and we are going to take ages to do the job due to work commitments and it eats away at our time with the kids too.

The same theory can be applied to your business website.  You have a decision to make on whether or not to build your own website or get a professional to do it for you.  I actually worked out how much it would cost a friend to make a website with Shopify the other day and my findings surprised me.  Let’s say it takes you 30 hrs to finish it. So your time is worth approx $40 per hour? So $1,200 worth of your time plus with Shopify it has monthly fees…. the website will probably last you 3 years so $35 per month x 36 mths = $1,260 so total $2,460. You have to pay more per month if you want to expand the online shop but let’s take the minimum. Pro’s like myself charge for a WordPress eCommerce website with Woocommerce between $1,500- $2,500 depending on size and pricing and shipping rules. That usually includes graphic design of sliders, graphics around the website. We also provide our experience as we have built a good number of these types of websites.  

The benefit of building using WordPress is the website is yours you can take it and hand it to another developer where as with the online websites like Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion you cannot move it where you like. It gives you freedom and no monthly fees apart from your hosting which you can have for about $5-$7 per month for which usually includes email.

You can have a go at building your own WordPress website but by the time you work it all out and pay full whack for the plugins you need you have to ask yourself is it really worth the effort?

So based on my thoughts above I am thinking go pro and spend more time doing what you love.

Must dash I have a carpenter to call 😉

Kim x

 

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Symbiotic Enterprising

Robyn Jarram

“I recently engaged Mumbo Web Design to redevelop my website, the results of which I am extremely happy with. Regardless of our geographical disbursement (Kim in NSW and me in far north Queensland), Kim worked in very close collaboration with me to create a totally new look and feel for my website. She was professional at all times and maintained communication via phone or email when necessary. She responded quickly to emails and addressed every question/suggestion with confidence and speed. After completion of my website I was so impressed that I engaged her further to design some Christmas Cards for me to send to my clients as well as a whole new look and feel Business Card. I found her services to be very reasonably priced, especially the website development work for which I had been quoted by other companies almost 5 times Kim’s fees. I recommend Kim at Mumbo Web Design to anyone looking for value for money graphic design work and creative, fresh ideas for their marketing material.”

A Method of Cookery

Penni Lamprey - Founder of A Method of Cookery

“The time spent working with Kim has been nothing short of wonderful, she is dedicated, kind and incredibly skilled at her craft. From the start Kim took control of the webpage brief; she owned the project and I was always aware of the current status. Every question was promptly answered and ‘procrastinating me’ client requests were actioned or responded with a gentle but qualified counter idea, all resulting in a web page that truly represents everything I wanted it too. I am beyond proud and thankful. Quite often I found Kim going over and above the brief to make thing just perfect, outstanding customer service which I would recommend over and over.”

Birth & Parenting

Helena Mooney - Founder of Birth & Parenting

“Kim’s done an AMAZING job & been such a huge delight to work with. Thanks Kim – love it!”

The Homemade Company

Emma Morgan - Founder of The Homemade Company

“The Homemade Company used Mumbo Webdesign for my new site – Kim Walling was dedicated and very talented at always finding the best solution to any problem that arose. I whole heartedly recommend her.”

Beautiful Soles

Lucy Jackson - Co Founder of Beautiful Soles

“WE ARE LIVE! Thanks a million times over to Kim Walling from Mumbo Web Design who was a legend and made the whole process painless (for us – I know she felt plenty of pain!)”

Carnaby Hair

Leanne Hughes - Founder of Carnaby Hair

“I was lucky enough to work with Kim from Mumbo Web Design on the build of my website.  I am not PC literate and Kim took on the role of helping me through and over delivered on every aspect.  I found Kim to be extremely likable and easy to work with which for me was a huge decider.  My requests were actioned before I could blink & Kim would always have suggestions with my brands interests at heart.  Kim delivered 100% professionalism, service and had an eye for detail.  I would not hesitate in recommending Kim to any friends/family & will definitely continue to use Kim’s service as I grow my business & website.”

Scuba School Fr

Geoff Cordwell - Co Founder Scuba School Fr

“Being of an age of not really understanding computer technology very well I was very happy with Kim’s attitude, skill, knowledge and patience.  I was a little concerned when I found out that she worked from Australia, with me living in France, but was very quickly reassured of her competence with the quick responses to my question and queries regarding the website. Since it has gone “live” several of my clients have commented on the layout and even more the “logo” which old and young find very attractive and apt.  I will certainly be recommending Kim’s services to other silver surfers that I know who would like a website. May I wish you all success in the future.”

Indlot Gifts

Kate Arnell-Dovey - Founder Indlot Gifts Adelaide, SA

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Kim at Mumbo Web Design as I needed help with my business logo. Kim went above and beyond to assist me, and put up with frequent mind changes. What has really impressed me through the process is how promptly each stage was completed and how quickly emails and queries were responded to, even the ones AFTER the job was done and paid for. Thank you Mumbo, I will be back!”

Communicare

Kate Montgomery - Founder Communicare, Mosman

“I happened across Mumbo Web Design’s contact details in my search for somebody to help me build a website for my business. What a happy accident that turned out to be! From the very first contact, Kim was understanding, informative and helpful. We worked together to create a logo, business cards and website.  Kim is a great communicator and quite possibly the most patient person I’ve worked with. My limited knowledge was not an issue at all as she walked me through each step of the process. I would highly recommend her skills & positive attitude and am sure that you would be very pleased with the result.”

Aligra Designs

Sarah Van Bree - Founder Aligra Designs

“A huge shout out to Mumbo Web Design for the amazing new website! If you ever need to have one built this is the go to lady! Thanks Kim x”

Little Toggs

Kylie Hadid - Founder Little Toggs

“Kim, The website is going fantastic!!  I have had the best feedback from my customers saying how great it looks and so easy to use.  My orders have doubled and I can finally work on the backend myself, such a relief. Thank you so much for listening to what I wanted, lots of colour, stylish and simple for everyone to navigate around the website.  I would recommend to any business that Mumbo Web Design has been easy to work with, professional and with a client who was not computer savvy, patient and understanding.  Thank you so much for making my business a success!”