Freelance template websites are appealing due to their low cost and quick timeline turnarounds, but that comes with its share of disadvantages. See below how a custom website can actually cost approximately the same over a five (5) year period of time. To also see a feature comparison click here. So If six weeks to get a custom website is not too long a time to wait, go custom whenever possible...yes you pay a bit more up front, but it works out to almost the over time same cost as a cheap, problematic, high maintenance. Why not get a custom high end website from day one and benefit from a higher conversion to business rate, improved brand presence and more.