Why Buy It For $20 When You Can Build It For $50?

By Larry Danberger October 30, 2014

If you are going to move on quickly, planning of selling the business or leaping to a different role or company (or selling the house), then perhaps the easiest path is for you. The technical debt accumulated is not your problem.

If you want a solid business (or home) that you can be proud of for years, with ample fruit now and in the future thanks to careful orchard maintenance, then the $50 solution with additional effort may make more sense. By learning how to accomplish it yourself you are expanding your own abilities to improve the process and outcome beyond the original estimates, which is preparation for the future. Do it right, not just fast.