Back in the day, building a website would take programming, loads of time, and skills that not everyone had the skills required to do such a heavy level of coding - which made websites expensive! (but the cost of not having one made a business feel left behind).
Now the world has changed. And so have websites.
Schools have begun to teach coding, we all have access to computers and there are tools and software that make building a website much easier. In school, my teacher said 'You're either a coder or a designer' meaning you were likely able to be excellent at the operations side of the website (coder) or you could be a visionary with the design (designer).
Options for websites:
There are a few main platforms we see used quite a bit locally, these are not in any particular order:
WordPress (which started as a blogging website), Shopify (e-commerce), Wix (full circle options), Squarespace (template-based) all provide opportunities to build a website much easier and adaptable to your business.
BUT... yes, a but. Technology changes all of the time and our internet browsers are constantly updating new web compliance and features are changing daily which means, we also need to update our websites a little more often as well, so thankfully the prices have come down.