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DIY Website Template vs. Custom Website Design: Finding Your Fit as a Woman Entrepreneur

Deciding on the right way to build your business website can feel like choosing between tequila or wine at happy hour—both have their moments, but your choice can definitely set the tone for the evening! As a woman entrepreneur, making tech choices can sometimes feel like walking in heels on a cobblestone street. Whether you're launching a new venture or revamping your brand, understanding the DIY approach with Wix website templates versus going custom is crucial. Let’s navigate this techy terrain together and find the best fit for your fabulous business.

Understanding Website Design Basics

First things first: effective website design is more than just a pretty face. It’s about creating a functional, seamless user experience that meshes with your brand’s identity. Think of Wix and my array of Wix website templates as the buffet of website design—lots of appealing options, all ready to go, and you don’t even need to know how to cook (or code!).

The Allure of DIY: Using Wix Website Templates

For the self-starters and control freaks (admit it, that’s some of us!), the allure of DIY is like being handed the keys to the car. You get to drive. Wix templates are fab for their super easy to use drag-and-drop editor, making them a go-to for women who want to launch without fuss or a hefty price tag. They’re customizable enough to avoid the dreaded "template look" and ensure your site won’t look like everyone else’s Instagram on a Saturday night.

When to Consider Custom Website Design

But let’s be real: sometimes, you outgrow the starter kit. If your business is booming and you need more than just the basics, or if "unique" is your middle name, then custom website design might just be your soulmate. Think of it as the bespoke suit of web design—tailored to fit every curve of your business needs.

A macbook mockup of wix website design by Monday's Muse for a health and wellness coach
Custom Website Design for a Modern Financial Coach

Making the Decision: DIY vs. Custom

So, how do you choose? It’s like deciding whether to hit the gym or hit Netflix—depends on the day, right? If your budget’s tight or you’re just testing the waters, a Wix website template is your BFF. Quick, easy, and you don’t need to know anything techier than how to post a TikTok. But if you’re ready to play in the big leagues, investing in a custom design can set you apart from the crowd, like wearing a vintage Chanel in a sea of off-the-rack.

No two businesses are the same, and neither should their websites be. Whether you choose a DIY Wix template or go all-in with a custom design, it’s all about making the right choice for your unique entrepreneurial journey. The best fit is always the one that feels right and is the best fit for you and your business.

Need a little help figuring out which one is right for you? Let's chat!


Hey Girl, I’m Ashley - Your Website Designer, Business BFF, & Dream Champion

I’m obsessed with designing irresistible websites & brands that scale your business and get you epic results.

Why?  Because every win for you, is a win for me too.

With designs as diverse as my passport stamps, I'm all about translating your unique story into a digital experience that’s dynamic, authentic, and entirely you.

Together, we’ll ensure your brand is not just another face in the crowd but the heartthrob of your industry. Let’s make your digital presence so captivating, your audience can't help but fall head over heels.

Curious about crafting your own success saga? I'm on it—here's how I can help.


Pick your theme, customize it in a flash, and hit publish on your new, more profitable website. Yes, really. It’s that easy.

Designing your own website doesn't have to be something you stress over anymore. Let's create an irresistible website your dream audience will love.

Proudly a Black woman-owned studio in sunny Tampa, FL, Monday's Muse crafts iconic websites and branding solutions for visionary founders across the world.

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