I need a basic website redone, should I just take move to Wordpress or stay @ Godaddy and try it myself?
Basic 5 page "presence" website (no cart) is what is there now, no social media links yet.
Perfect - a basic brochure website.
GoDaddy is garbage and their designers / platform are all awful.
If you go the DIY route, Squarespace is the best $8/mo you'll ever spend, which includes hosting. Sites like Wix.com are terrible and customer support is non-existent.
Squarespace is not open-source, so security is strong, they have a fantastic 24/7 unlimited email support team, and have all functionality you'll need built right into the platform. The templates are all fully-responsive, so look great everywhere, including mobile. They do the hosting for you too. For 5 pages, your hosting plan will be $8/mo (if you buy for a year).
WordPress is a viable option, and you can find many talented freelancers based in your country on sites like eLance / oDesk. Just make sure to read the reviews. A good WP site on a premium template may cost you ~$1k - $2k, depending on how you do it. But there will be ongoing maintenance and headaches with a platform like WordPress (or Drupal, Joomla, etc.). But then you need to find a separate host. A good hosting service like WPEngine will cost you ~$20-$30/mo.
You can check out my profile for my company's offering - it may make sense (we use experts verified by Squarespace).
This depends entirely on the way you use and plan to utilize your site in the future. Feel free to contact me at www.amerigoconsulting.com or www.facebook.com/amerigoconsulting for a free consult. I would be happy to discuss this with you.
Scott, An extremely budget friendly option is Wix.com. You can keep/transfer your own domain and associate multiple accounts. Also very easy to use. I started mine that way...check out my site created via wix.com resultantstaffingsolutions I couldn't be happier and I did it myself. Of course, I'm constantly tweaking it but have fun doing so. Enjoy!
I'd ask a different question. Why is your website basic? If it isn't important does your location or design matter? If it isn't important, could it be? For that you can ask a simple value question, what is an opportunity via your website worth. If there's a dollar per, you should think about engaging a pro.
I would go with WordPress and RUN from Godaddy's Website Tonight. If you actually get your site up - it will not rank well. Website Tonight is one of the worst systems out there.
Wordpress is more user friendly and has great optimization options.
It all depends on how well you know word press and and graphic design. If you need lots of customization done and you are not good with word press, you are simply wasting your valuable time that you can use it toward what you are really good at. Check out j11.ca if you require our assistance.
WordPress is a good choice. If you need help on it, I am ready to help you
Godaddy is hard to use to build your own site. WordPress can be complicated and many customers come to us because of it. If you are looking for a custom solution, I may be able to help you. Please feel free to reach out. If you are looking for a template solution, there are lots out there.
Big question is what do you want to spend? If you have a limited budget then I would opt for wordpress or GoDaddy........if you have intentions for a more robust site in the future then make the investment in yourself and your business.