I certainly appreciate the do-it-yourself mentality. Depending on the circumstance, DIY can be a much more satisfying and definitely less expensive approach in the long run. However, on a personal note, I have come to the realization that some things are simply worth paying for, especially when your limited knowledge may keep you from doing it the right way. Oh sure, a loose screw or a bad light bulb — no problem. But, a meaningful project that requires more expertise than elbow grease and demands a little more time — bring on the professionals, please!
In the business world, owners are faced with having to make some of the same decisions as it relates to their web presence. Do I go with the DIY approach or hire a digital agency to take care of it? The digital world is constantly evolving and changing. How does that business owner devote the time and resources to stay abreast of the latest and most effective ways to create awareness, become more visible, gain more customers, and ultimately increase profit? Hiring a digital marketing agency allows access to expertise and resources — someone to bounce ideas off of, brainstorm, and execute more complex integrated marketing campaigns. Hiring a digital marketing agency to concentrate on interactive and web marketing allows business owners more time to concentrate on improving and streamlining the business itself.
Why finish the basement yourself when you can hire an expert and spend more time on those things that are most important to you?