Buying a Website
You will have a professional looking site
Generally speaking, if you pay for a service, you should be guaranteed a certain level of quality. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule, especially in web design as there are many companies that will not deliver great content unless you pay a high price tag.
It does not take your time
You gain access to the developers’ knowledge bank
It costs money
You give up (some) control
Making a website
It costs less money
It gives you full control of your site
Accessible for future updates
It can take a LOT of time
Depending on the type of site you are looking for, it can take a lot of time to learn how to do it properly. It may seem tempting to just put a minimal page online, but it’s important to remember that in many cases, your website is your customers’ first impression of you.
You lose access to resources
Web development companies can usually provide you with resources (plugins, stock photos, etc.) at a lower cost than purchasing individual licenses. By foregoing these resources, it may be difficult to create a professional feel for your site.
It doesn’t always look the way you want it to
Web design can be tricky and without a full understanding of it, you won’t always be able to translate your ideas perfectly into a website. However, as you invest more time into your site, you should be able to overcome many of these hurdles.