Not having the knowledge, skills, or time are obvious reasons to hire a professional.
For instance, you may not have the knowledge or skills to re-roof your house. It seems obvious to hire a professional. My husband, who has the knowledge and skills, spent one entire summer re-roofing our house. If we had hired a professional, it would have been done in a matter of days. He had to work it around his work schedule. We saved a lot of money, but it took a long time.
Another example is my gardening skills. I spent years trying to do it myself. I would buy small plants because they were cheap. They had a hard time getting established and I would lose them more often than not. Not only that, but I didn’t have a good understanding about what would bloom when and how big the plants would get. I finally brought in a professional who designed my yard, told me what to buy and how many. What a difference that made! Money well spent and if I had done it years earlier I would have saved a lot of money and frustration over the long haul.
Web design is no different. There are plenty of programs out there that will allow you to create a website. But will it meet your needs, and how easy is it to customize? How much do you need to know about hosting, security, and search engine optimization? Do you really have the time to learn all that you need to learn?
A large spectrum of skills are necessary to make an effective web site and there are many aspects to web development far beyond learning the basics. Hiring a professional web designer instead of building the web site yourself will save you a lot of valuable time, energy, and frustration. Your time is probably better spent focusing on growing your business.
Hiring a professional is definitely worth it.