I have a very bare-bones site that I made myself earlier this year. I have a little more cash saved up that can go toward a number of things: an early app, a little marketing, etc. I could also use it to hire a freelance front-end dev to make my site really shine. Should this be my first priority or am I good to go with a basic version of my site?
Simplicity and Ease of use trumps beautification any day. If you can make your website highly functional, beautification is secondary or tertiary concern for users. Look at the most used website in the world called google.
You should get user feedback. We all "hate" our websites, but we have higher standards that will never be met. When cash is short, do only the things that drive usage and avoid being the focus group of one.
make website at initial, don't wait for money. company or business starts on website
Your web site can be basic, but it should look nice and professional. Simple and nice looking web site can be done for few hundred $. If you'll invest in marketing people will visit your site all the time and it will be your first impression on potential clients.
Well here is what i have to say attractiveness = interest. If its attractive enough to interest people? Leave it. I am a full stack developer btw
yes! This is your good step
Is the site working for you? What data do you have to validate the use of more resources?
Content is King! It's more important that your website visitors get what they came for than for it to look pretty. A Shiny website design doesn't help with conversion all the time - you should only spend time and money on it if you're sure design is the problem. Most times, all you need is some copywriting changes.
Concept should be creative,dont mind the design.if you are still in a dilemna and are open to opinions and suggestions,feel free to write up to email@example.com
Apart from the skeletal sketch, part of what makes a website a great one is the quality of content you load on it regularly, that determines the beauty in the long