Are Page Builders Hurting WordPress Web Designers?

  1. The short answer is no 02:12
    • David and Tim think it’s actually the opposite effect. It is bringing more people into the market.
    • There’s a lot more that goes into building a website than what happens in the page builder, such as planning out the content, organizing the content, and finding the right images that match the color scheme and fit the overall personality of the site. Then there’s the other things that are more technical.
    • WordPress professionals still have a lot to offer in these areas.
  2. The downside of solutions like Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly 05:44
    • Many people decide to use one of these solutions and create their own website. However, the main problem is that they don’t actually own the website, the provider does. Even if they own their domain, they don’t own the site.
  3. DIYers are actually creating more business 07:04
    • Page builders have made it easier to build websites, so a lot of people DIY their own websites.
    • Then they realize that building a website is actually harder than it seems and they will need to hire a professional.
    • A good analogy is that you can go to Target and buy yourself a kit to cut your own hair. If that hair cut works for you, then it’s a great solution. However, if you want a really nice hair cut, you should go to a professional. The same is true for web design.
  4. At the end of the day, WordPress professionals are still in demand 10:03
    • There are clients out there that are willing to pay for a professional because they don’t want to build their own website.

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