Martial Arts Business Website Services Buyer Beware

After seeing a post from a martial arts business owner about how a software company handled his website… (He was talking about how he “lost” his website when he canceled)… my reply was…

This is the main problem with many “martial arts business website services” in the martial arts industry. If you allow a company to build you a website on a proprietary software platform… that means – the platform can’t “go with you” when you leave (example you gave) or a “cookie-cutter” thing where you are basically “licensing” the website, the images — etc… you really Don’t OWN it. The answer for some is to understand the difference — and the ultimate answer is to build custom. When you a hire a professional firm (shameless plug) to build custom – you own the site. You might pay more in the short-term but you will avoid issues like this.