Website Templates Vs Custom Built Websites

Sep 7, 2022

What Is A Website Template?

A website template is a pre-designed website that you can add in your own images, content & brand colours to without the need for hiring a website designer. A pre-designed website template is perfect for business owners who do not have a large budget to spend on a custom designed website. Here are some reasons why website templates could work for you..

Don’t Want To Read The Full Article? Here are all the important points condensed!

  • It is cheaper – website templates cost less the hiring a website developer for a custom made project
  • You have more control – when you implement a website template yourself this means you can also change the images, text, colours etc when you want
  • Website Templates are faster to implement – You can have a website template live within a few hours
  • Great For Small Businesses – If you are just getting your business up online then website templates are a great option for you.

Find all of these points in more detail below ↓

Why Implementing A Website Template Is Cheaper Then Custom Made Websites

If you want to set up a website for your business but do not have a large budget to spend on hiring a website developer and spending 8 weeks (sometimes more) on development calls, draft reviewals, testing processes which all adds up as costly hours for your business then a website template is probably ideal fo you. Many website templates are made by professional website developers so they are extremely well put together, they have been tested rigorously and they have everything you need to get your website up and running quickly… best thing is they cost a fraction of the price of hiring a website developer. 

Website developers can charge between $5-10k to get your website up and running where buying a website template can cost between $300-$1000… and let’s face it that is A LOT cheaper! 

If website developers are building website templates then why are website templates so much cheaper then custom websites I hear you ask..

This is a great question! When a website developer builds a website template then they are selling this template to a much wider audience and what you see is what you get. This website template has not just been made for you and 50+ people could buy this template. They also will not be offering customisations, adding in your content or photos, they are also not  spending time looking for add ons that you may want for your website – that is for you to do yourself after you buy the website template. Many website developers may accommodate slight changes to the template that you purchase but this will come as an extra fee. 

Website templates are faster to implement then custom websites

If you are looking to launch your site quickly then a website template may be your best option. Buying and implementing a website template on your domain means that your website could be up and running within hours. If you have all of the content ready & some great photos to add in and you have the basic knowledge for drag and drop platforms then website templates are a great option if time is against you. 

When going with any normal website developer you could be waiting 8 weeks for them to get started on your website depending on your schedule and then it could take a number of weeks after that for them to be fully completed – not to mention you will be on numerous calls during that time as they make sure all the code & layout is working for you. If that is something you don’t want to do then check out these website templates. 

Website Templates Can Give You More Control Then Having A Custom Website Built

You have more control over how things look on your website when you buy a website template

When you purchase a website template you have probably followed the link to see how the template works & gone through every single page to make sure it is right for you. The only thing you have left to do is purchase the template and add in your own photos and content. 

This means you can decide what content goes where, you have the ability to change fonts if you want to, even colours and text size will all be changeable and you can decide how you want the final template to look. 

Even afterwards when your brand grows and you need to change something then you have the ability to log in and change photos, content, details all yourself. 

What could happened when you hire a website developer to build your site they could have your site under lock and key once it is completed. This means that if you have to change text, photos, details on contact pages etc you would normally have to contact that website developer you hired and pay them to make those changes for you! Again another added cost down the line! 

Why do website templates cost so much?

Website templates can cost between $300-$1000. the reason for this is because website templates can vary in quality and the amount of pages you will receive when your purchase that template. 

Lower costing website templates may only have 3-5 pages and that may suit your business if you are a business of a certain size and don’t need multiple pages for your business. These website cost less because the website developer hasn’t put as many hours into this template as they would a website template that has 10-15 pages. 

Higher costing website templates that do have 5+ pages tend to be perfect for businesses who know they are going to scale within the next 6 – 12 months. Website developers have made sure that these templates will be perfect for a business of this type and will have everything you need as you grow. These templates cost more because the website developer has spent much more time building and testing these websites. 

Why should I buy a website template from web design by Rose?

Another great question!

I have been an e-commerce expert for 10+ years. I have worked with and built websites for business ranging in 4000 visiting a month to 4 million visits a month! Feel free to check out my LinkedIn if you would like more details on my work history! 

I have also worked in many different industries from music, fashion, electrical goods to even dog kennels! My experience is solidified through my qualifications where I have a diploma in SEO & PPC marketing as well as a Masters degree in marketing and planning for large scale events! I know what makes a great website and I have the tools and resources to help you grow your business. 

All of my templates have been made with this knowledge and experience. If you would like to know more about me or my templates then let’s jump on a call and I will be more then happy to answer any concerns or questions you may have. 

Don’t miss out!

I am currently running a beta offer on my website & also have a discount code in place for 20% off – just use the code ROSE20 and grab yourself a website template. 



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